When Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, arrived on May 6, it caused to a flurry of international headlines. And while you can’t expect a fraction of that attention surrounding your own pregnancy, there are plenty of ways to celebrate a new arrival.
In light of the exciting news coming from England, we wanted to spotlight the high-end hotels around the globe that have a way of making all mothers feel like royalty, be it through a lavish pre-natal massage or a pampering session for your little prince or princess.
Le Royal Monceau—Raffles Paris
Introduce your baby to Parisian pampering when you check into this Five-Star Philippe Starck-designed stunner.
Created for newborns to two-month-old infants, the unique Baby Spa Thalasso Therapy Bath treatment from Spa My Blend by Clarins replicates the experience of being inside the womb by placing babies into body-temperature water before being gently rocked by a nurse under a warm jet to promote calm and relaxation.
Afterward, you and little one will enjoy a peaceful massage for some extra bonding time.
La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
When it comes to pre-baby escapes, this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Palm Springs hotel fits the bill nicely. Forty-one pools and five restaurants are sure to keep you busy, but the highlight here is the menu of pre-natal treatments at the 23,000-square-foot spa.
A classic mom-to-be massage and a shea-butter-infused body polish are both sumptuous options, or you can indulge in both during the soothing Mommy-to-Be Ultimate Ritual.
Once you’ve succumbed to serenity during your treatments, you’ll continue to the salon for a spa pedicure accompanied by a refreshing herbal tea. And don’t forget your shea butter parting gift, so you can continue the restorative rubdowns at home.
Mayflower Inn and Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection
Set on 58 acres of rolling hills, bubbling brooks and lush gardens, this Four-Star Connecticut countryside retreat seems like something out of a fairy tale. Take a trip to its Four-Star spa to indulge in some pre-delivery delights fit for a queen.
Expectant moms can unwind with a classic Motherhood Massage (a nurturing rub to ease lower back pain and revitalize tired legs), while babymooning couples can opt for a treatment for two. In addition to traditional tandem massages, the nature-inspired sanctuary offers a slew of wellness-focused experiences, including Sound Healing, Connectedness Meditation and Blue Heron Insight (personalized counseling to assess your goals and strengths), all designed to help you reconnect before your bundle of joy arrives.
The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Baby’s first outing just got a lot more glamorous thanks to a brand-new partnership between this Manhattan stay and Massachusetts-based baby gear company UPPAbaby.
When you check into the Four-Star Theater District hotel, you’ll get exclusive (and complimentary) use of a range of UPPAbaby strollers, carriers and accessories for any excursion, whether you’re window-shopping on Fifth Avenue or jogging through Central Park.
Cater to tiny travelers even further with the property’s ViBabies package. Upon arrival, you and your child will receive an Honest Oh Baby! Kit filled with organic toiletries, a Chatwal Charlie teddy bear, a bedtime story book and a menu of gourmet baby food purees from the hotel’s storied Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant, The Lambs Club.