By now we’ve all heard the news – that (other) Mr & Mrs Smith have called it quits. After a decade-plus run, Brad and Angelina are parting ways. And while we love celebrating romance, we also know that sometimes you need to get away for slightly more heartache-y reasons, so in the spirit of helping the newly-single Pitt and Jolie (and anyone else battling a breakup), we rounded up the best post-breakup hotels, whether you prefer to hide away in private, pamper yourself at a world-class spa, or toast to your freedom at a buzzy bar.
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
You’ve been part of a couple for too long – rediscover your best self in Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, where you’ll find not just life-affirming ocean views, but also one of the best spas in the world. The intuitive therapists at Spa Alila are trained in physiology, massage and meditation. Book yourself a Shirodhara massage – a 5,000-year-old Indian technique that promises to leave you physically and mentally refreshed. (Plus, who needs a significant other when you’re appointed a personal butler?)
The Battery, San Francisco
San Francisco’s hippest hotel has opened its doors to Mr & Mrs Smith members. There you’ll find four exclusive bars in which to drink away your worries. Try a happy-hour tipple in the Garden Bar, nibbles at the House Bar, and wine country’s best in the wine cellar. Of course, to really rebound, end the night in the ultra-chic Musto bar – it might just be the site of your next great love affair.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia
If you just want to get away from it all (whether it’s tabloid reporters or nosy neighbors), head to the panoramic seclusion of Southern Ocean Lodge. Perched high up on the sandy dunes of Australia’s Kangaroo Beach, this Down Under stunner boasts an open bar, destination spa, wine cellar and stellar library of books and magazines. If you feel like venturing out, commune with koalas, fur seals and (you guessed it) kangaroos on a local wildlife tour that the hotel can arrange.
The Clubhouse, Argentina
For those new singles looking to live a little, the Clubhouse in Buenos Aires has an around-the-clock vibe that is sure to suit. Located in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo, this members club hosts creative types looking to get work done during the day, before transforming into an after-hours destination complete with pop-up dinners, DJ sets, pool parties and film screenings.
Hotel Esencia, Mexico
Everything you need after a breakup is here: tequila, beach, pools and blackout curtains in the rooms for sleeping extra late. Eat chilaquiles every morning (they soothe the soul), and get your fill of cold-pressed juice. Also, be sure to book a Deluxe Ocean View Suite for its private terrace. Watch the sunset each evening as you contemplate your next great adventure.