You dont have to be a resident at this grand hotel to spend a day in the lap of luxury. Start your morning with a visit to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental with their popular Time Rituals package. While your feet are being massaged, a personal consultant will help you select custom treatments. Nosh on Asian cuisine downstairs at Asana. Next stop, the Mizu hair salon opened by Elan Sassoon, talented son of Vidal. A purchase at the sumptuous Frette linens boutique will let you sleep like royalty. (Even the pope snoozes on Frette.) Or pick up the next It bag at Gucci. End the day at the M Bar & Lounge, a chic spot to sip a drink.
776 Boylston Street, Boston, 617-535-8888, mandarinoriental.com.