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.

Contact: Kim Poli,, 212.744.1600, Price: $425 a a night for patients of Park Avenue Plastic Surgery, through the end of March

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,
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,, 877.235.7582, 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,, 310.887.2454,

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, , 305.913.8339,

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,

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,, 214.953.4342,

Price: starts at $325 a night (on-site price)

08. Serenity

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,

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,, 305.520.6110,

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,, 646.358.3633,

Price: starts at $345 a night, through the end of March

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