The Top 10 Places to Heal in Style
01. The Carlyle
A private hideaway on Manhattan’s Upper East Side
Some of the finest plastic surgeons on the UES have arrangements with this hotel for their patients. For example, the hotel gives a discount to patients of Park Avenue Plastic Surgery, and the doctors are nearby in case you need a house call. Even if you aren’t enjoying the classic cocktails in Bemelmans Bar or music at the Café Carlyle, you’re still sure to feel better at this uptown Art Deco classic. With 188 rooms, the hotel is large enough to assure anonymity, but offers a personal level of service, such as direct dial to the pharmacy, that can help you feel better fast.
02. The Cloister
Hospital-level care in a hotel-like setting
Many of Dallas’ top plastic surgeons send their recovering patients to The Cloister, a fourroom luxury hotel adjacent to the Dallas Day Surgery Center. It’s the ideal setting for someone who wants or needs more around-the-clock, traditional medical care. The rooms have both a hospital bed and a normal queen-size bed for minders or guests, and there is 24-hour nursing aftercare from the staff plus flat-screen TVs and WiFi. The only way to book a room is through your doctor’s office.
Contact: 214.827.1634, dallasplasticsurgeryinstitute.com
Price: upon request
03. L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
A city hotel with a personal touch
With large standard rooms of approximately 675 square feet, recovering guests can make themselves right at home at L’Ermitage (just as Hollywood royalty like Elizabeth Taylor did). The bathrooms are also oversized with walk-in (or roll-in) showers. Visitors can arrange for nurses to visit daily or stay 24 hours, and to receive comfort from a canine friend (of up to 40 pounds) who’ll receive a welcome cookie and doggie bed.
Contact: Sue Chon, email@example.com, 877.235.7582, lermitagebh.com Price: starts at $425 a night, depending on season and availability
04. Hotel Bel-Air
A focus on luxury
The Bel-Air’s setting of lush, manicured lawns, gardens and ponds (and those swans!) has always made it special, but it recently reopened after an extensive two-year renovation with a new look and new rooms. The Loft guestrooms in the new La Prairie spa building are the ultimate retreat for a recovering guest. Open-plan rooms have a private balcony and bathrooms with heated limestone floors and deep soaking tubs with a full view of the gas fireplace. Guests can receive special in-room spa treatments from massages to facials (depending on the work they had done) and the hotel caters to any special dietary requirements.
Contact: Kayal Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310.887.2454, hotelbelair.com
Price: starts at $1,350 a night
5. Mandarin Oriental Miami
Island-style recovery on a private beach
Guests are whisked across the Intracoastal to recuperate on Miami’s Brickell Key. The Mandarin Oriental has suites with views of Biscayne Bay and a house doctor on call 24 hours a day. The spa provides inroom healing treatments and recovering guests can request special menus and dining options.
Contact: Kassandra Lennox, email@example.com , 305.913.8339,mandarinoriental.com/miami
Price: starts at $479 a night
06. The Pierre
Room with a view of Central Park
What better to lift the spirits than a room with a view of Manhattan’s green heart? Patients of Dr. Robert T. Grant, the plastic surgeon-in-chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Centers, are welcomed to the hotel with a private escort, while extra ice, towels and pillows are delivered daily and a “healing menu” designed by nutritionist Brooke Alpert is included. Dr. Grant is on call 24 hours a day and extra services from a professional stylist and personal shopper, manicures and in-room treatments from the Jiva spa are all available. Patients should book through his office to get 10 percent off.
Contact: Dr. Robert T. Grant, 212.832.6182, tajhotels.com/pierre
Price: starts at $536 a night, depending on the season
07. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Texas-size hospitality at a Dallas landmark
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the over-sized rooms at the newly renovated Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Guests can enter and leave through private back-of-the-house doors. Once you’re settled, the director of housekeeping will call to coordinate special needs and dietary concerns. The hotel is close to downtown Dallas and the medical centers where most of the doctors are located. Book on the south side for the best views.
Contact: Mara Rothman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214.953.4342, rosewoodhotels.com/en/mansiononturtlecreek
Price: starts at $325 a night (on-site price)
Santa Monica’s most discreet aftercare center
In a town where plastic surgeons can get their own TV shows, a client’s privacy is taken very seriously. Patients arrive by chauffeured car to Serenity’s underground garage and are whisked to their room by private elevator. Both the standard and deluxe rooms have full-size Tempur-Pedic beds and WiFi, but the real care comes from the staff and registered nurses. The in-house chef and dietician will create bespoke menus, and guests are offered everything from acupressure to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Contact: Cindy Molina, 310.586.0740 ext. 2273, serenityaftercare.com
Price: $795 or $895 a night
09. The Setai
Gaze out at the blue Atlantic
The Setai is a Zen oasis in the midst of South Beach’s more scene-centric resorts. A favorite of celebs intent on a true retreat, the separate spa building right on the beach is the perfect spot to convalesce. The ocean-front spa suites have two bedrooms, so you can accommodate your private nurse in-house. Wrap up on the balcony and breathe in the healing ocean breeze or get special spa services in the suite’s dedicated treatment room.
Contact: Priscila Sibug, email@example.com, 305.520.6110, setai.com
Price: starts at $5,200 a night
10. The Surrey
Elegant surroundings in a New York classic
Another Upper East Side grand hotel that looks after guests with care, The Surrey has solid relationships with many of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. Recovering guests receive additional pillows, cold compresses and special spa treatments, and while special dietary needs can be met, you can also order room service from master chef Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud.
Contact: Tamara Lal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646.358.3633, thesurrey.com
Price: starts at $345 a night, through the end of March