What: Six-treatment haven at the Shangri-La Hotel. Therapies focus on balancing the five elements and use Ila and Botanical Extracts products.
The look: Dark floorboards, carved sliding screens, and wall hangings conjure the ambience of a Tibetan temple. Treatment rooms have bathrooms and changing areas; tea is served afterward in curtained mini-boudoirs.
Who goes: Travelers from Asia and Europe and affluent, world-weary locals.
The treatment: The one-hour Lemon Myrtle & Eucalyptus Polish body scrub leaves you tingling and smelling sweetly of the Australian bush.
P.S.: The Blu Bar on the hotel's thirty-sixth floor has wonderful views of Sydney Harbour.