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Hot List 2012: Hot Spas - Photos

BEAUX Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A derm-focused beauty spot on the lower level of one of the country’s finest medical centers, MDX. It’s the pet project of Brazil’s richest man, Eike Batista. Clinical but chic. Treatment rooms have minimalist wooden furniture, mother-of-pearl mosaics, and sexy freestanding bathtubs.

Hot List 2012: Hot Spas - Photos

SPA MUSEUM, NUN ASSISI RELAIS AND SPA MUSEUM Assisi, Italy Dug into a medieval-feeling subterranean space, a spa focused on the pool system first used by health-conscious Romans in the seventh century. Four “heat-experience” areas carved out of the underground rock range from the frigid (frigadarium) to the super-hot (caldarium). The look: The former amphitheater, built in the first century A.D., has been updated with sleek glassed-in areas and pastel-hued lighting in the treatment…