While the world celebrated its eighth annual Global Wellness Day on June 8, 2019, that doesn’t mean your clients have to wait until next year to treat themselves to a vacation that prioritizes their health and wellness. Here is just a sampling of hotels and resorts around the world with programs designed to nourish the mind, body, and soul.
4. The Biltmore Hotel
Located in the Coral Gables area of Miami, The Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark with close proximity to both Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. After a day of South Florida explorations, your clients can retreat to property for some rest and relaxation with the Benessere at the Biltmore wellness program. Derived from the Italian word meaning “well-being,” the program’s offerings are centered around the Mediterranean lifestyle.
The Biltmore Hotel’s spa and fitness center are fundamental to the Benessere initiative with treatments, rituals and classes specifically designed with health and wellness in mind. Offerings at the spa include the Mineral Wellness Ritual and acupuncture, in addition to its signature treatments such as Organic Seaweed Leaf Cocoons and Anti-Aging Skin Therapies. The hotel’s recently renovated fitness center also features more than 100 weekly exercise classes such as yoga, spinning and TRX, as well as a Historic Fitness Walk and a juice and smoothie bar.
To round out the full sensory experience, the Benessere program is also integrated into each of the hotel’s dining venues, which serve health-conscious menu choices infused with seasonal ingredients. Comprehensive programming through the Biltmore’s Culinary Academy also includes interactive cooking lessons with themes such as vegan, gluten-free, cancer-fighting foods, and fresh local market finds.
For more information, visit biltmorehotel.com.
3. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach—the newly completed luxury residential-style resort on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu—invites travelers to sleep better with the launch of its new Well-Rested in Waikiki wellness program. Designed with the resort’s jet-setting, global clientele in mind, this new program features a curated menu of unique wellness experiences designed to help promote better rest and sleep.
Well-Rested in Waikiki offerings include a 50-min Beauty Rest treatment at the spa, featuring a restorative massage or facial, an overnight hydration therapy masking treatment, and breathing techniques combined with the sleep-promoting essential oils of lavender and rosemary. A Midnight Meditation experience providing a private guided yoga and meditation session inside the hotel’s yoga studio or under the stars next to the rooftop infinity pool is also available, as well as a sleep workshop teaching different methods and practices for getting a good night’s sleep.
For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com.
2. W Costa Rica- Reserva Conchal
Nestled between the dense greenery of a 2,300-acre nature preserve in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the eco-friendly W Costa Rica- Reserva Conchal debuted in November 2018 with a variety of wellness offerings for its guests including the Detox Yoga Series at the private Zona Azul Beach Club. Set against the backdrop of the sands of Playa Conchal, the sunrise yoga session takes place next to one of the resort’s two infinity pools and includes a complimentary AWAY Spa face mask. Following the morning workout, participants are treated to a special “retox” beverage to enjoy poolside.
For more information, visit marriott.com.
Opened in late 2018 in the Southbank neighborhood of London, Bankside hotel gives guests a unique way to immerse themselves in this emerging artsy part of the city while also getting in a morning workout. With the StreetGym program, guests will embark on a 60-minute outdoor workout led by a veteran of the British military. Participants will run, jump, and army crawl their way around the SE1 district, utilizing their surroundings as a gym space and learning about the area’s history as they go. The program is part of the hotel’s new mind-body program in partnership with Motion to Mind, a London-based wellness service working to empower people to better deal with the pressures of modern life. Launched last month, this partnership and 360-degree approach to wellness also offers guests a fusion of physical and mental fitness training with activities such as resilience coaching and a 3-day Hear Rate Variability Lifestyle Assessment.
For more information, visit banksidehotel.com.