North American spa and wellness consumers stayed close to home in 2021 with a partially opened economy and changing travel guidelines. We hope that the following list of best spas will inspire your next luxury spa experience!
Four of the Top 100 spas for 2021 in North America were in Alabama on the RTJ Spa Trail and are owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama: The Spa at the Battle House, The Spa at Grand National, The Spa at Ross Bridge & The Spa at the Shoals.
The Top 100 Spas of 2021 list includes 84 spas from the United States, 13 spas from Canada, three from Mexico.
“For the North American spa and wellness industry, 2021 was a good, but challenging year. Many resort and hotel spas reported strong revenue, despite having staffing challenges,” says Spas of America president Craig Oliver. “Consumers have been affected by a partially opened economy and changing travel guidelines, which created uncertainty. In turn, they responded by supporting regional spa and wellness businesses, especially drive-to destinations. We expect a strong year for the industry, as pent-up demand will bring out consumers seeking spa and wellness experiences with a focus on health and fitness, leading to improved quality of life.”
The RTJ Spa Trail has six spas across Alabama. “We are truly honored to have four spas featured on this list and believe all of our spas offer world-class experiences at a time when people really need them,” said Taylor Fields, Corporate Director of Spa for PCH Hotels & Resorts. “Our Spas at Ross Bridge, Opelika, Florence, and Mobile make this prestigious international list for 2021.” Other spas on the RTJ Spa Trail are at the Grand Hotel and Renaissance Montgomery Hotel.