Terminal Treatments: The Arrival of the Airport Spa
Courtesy of Xpress Spa
Cancun International Airport, Terminals 2 and 3
This Starbucks of airport spas is already in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh-Durham; outposts in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, and San Francisco are in the works. Sure, it feels like a chain, but relaxing in Cancun's 1,400-square-foot parlor of blonde wood, soft carpet, and cushy lounge chairs is infinitely better than sitting at the gate.
Get the 25-minute Stress & Tension Eliminator—a vigorous seated massage of the face, scalp, neck, and shoulders ($40).
Request the hour-long Seaweed facial ($110), a milk-and-honey mask, facial massage, and application of firming seaweed serum (XpresSpa uses its own line of products).
Pre-treatment, you'll recline in a Massage Lounger (read: heated, vibrating La-Z-Boy). Don't worry: Your aesthetician will poke you awake.
Open daily, 7am-9pm; 212/750-9595 (main New York office); xpresspa.com