Hotel Desk: Escape the Ordinary

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa.
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa.

A wellness-focused getaway wrapped with a bit of local experiences make for an ideal vacation that everyone from adventurous millennials to well-traveled baby boomers can appreciate.

Zen Out in Vegas
Think beyond the glittering Strip when booking a Las Vegas vacation for active travelers, and set your eyes on Red Rock Canyon. It is here where vacationers who want to explore the local area can go horseback riding, river rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking and rock climbing. And guests of the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa can complement all that activity with a bit of pampering at the resort’s recently renovated spa, which has re-launched as The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being. The new spa features fully customized wellness experiences including fitness classes, nutrition (with a demonstration kitchen in the spa for personalized nutrition and health consultations), integrative medicine, mind-body therapies, and advanced skincare; it will also be the first in the Well & Being portfolio to offer Lancer skincare spa services. The Spa at Red Rock also features a co-ed relaxation lounge, an outdoor “shower garden” sanctuary and pool deck, cabanas, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools and eucalyptus inhalation rooms. In addition, Well & Being’s signature Fitness Prescription and Nutrition for Active Living services offer guests one-on-one training from a Well & Being coach through BodPod measurement, nutrition counseling, individual workout sessions, grocery store checklists and more.

You can book your clients on this blissful wellness escape with the 2-night Live Well, Play Well package that includes wall yoga, TRX, or other scheduled fitness classes; a Nirvana Stress Relief massage; a conditioning body wrap; and a deep-cleaning HydraFacial on day one of their stay. This package is priced at $1,500 (excluding taxes or daily resort fee).

Relaxation & Cuisine
For many, eating well is their own path to Nirvana, especially if you add a dash of spa time. The Unforgettable Experience in Tuscany package at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa offers accommodations in a Classic Room, as well as daily breakfast, wine tasting for two, and a culinary experience for two that includes a 3-course cooking lesson and wine; plus one mini spa treatment for two. During the immersive culinary experience, guests will hand-pick their ingredients at a nearby local market with the resort’s chef. This 7-night minimum package is valid through Oct. 31, 2016 with rates starting at $655 per night dbl (use promo code RHO).

Guests can also take advantage of the Wellness Arena at the spa, which focuses on well-being by offering sports activities and regeneration practices that promote a mental and physical balance. The Wellness Arena features a heated indoor pool with hydro-massage, wave swimming, and cervical waterfall, as well as a soft sauna, emotional showers with chromotherapy and aromatherapy, and an ice waterfall, plus a Turkish bath, and a fitness area with Technogym equipment.

Surfing + Hammams
Recommend surfing enthusiasts book their escape at the newly opened Sol House Tahgazout, the first Sol Hotels & Resorts property in Morocco and part of Melia Hotels International’s music-infused lifestyle brand, Sol House. This property, located in the eco-friendly village of Taghazout Bay, offers a Surf Academy, making it ideal for guests who want to learn or improve their surfing technique. The academy provides guests with all the necessary equipment including boards, dry suits, rows and more. The bungalow-style property features a traditional Moroccan hammam and sauna, three on-property dining venues, a pool area, a gym, beach volleyball, a game room, and complimentary WiFi. Guests can also take part in offsite excursions such as kitesurfing, waterskiing, fishing, Jeep-rallies, motorbike rentals, and golf. For those who are a little less adventurous, culinary excursions and tours of the Saffron Souktana’s Cooperative, as well as the villages of Taghzout, Agadir, Taroudant and Inezgane, are available.