The International Spa Association says
36 percent of those who visit a spa while traveling are men. These
new venues cater to the male minority.
H2O The Male Spa at Jumeirah
Emirates Towers in Dubai provides gender-specific treatments, as
well as the opportunity to relax in a saltwater pool or breathe in
concentrated oxygen while sitting in a massage chair. During
treatments, guests can listen to their own music or watch movies.
(011) 971-4-319-8181; www.jumeirahemiratestowers.com
In the Chicago area, Renovo for Men offers a
full-service cigar lounge, as well as treatments like the
three-hour American Royalty package, which includes a shave,
massage, haircut, manicure/pedicure -- ahem, “hand and foot
detailing” -- plus a shoe shine. Conference rooms are available.
(877) 483-2600; www.renovoformen.com
Though the Absolute Spa at the Fairmont Hotel
Vancouver is specifically for men, women are allowed. But they
should be prepared for video games and computers at the pedicure
stations, and treatments designed for men, who generally like to be
healed rather than pampered. (604) 648-2909; www.absolutespa.com