Wellness is on the agenda at the Terranea Resort: Q&A with Senior VP of Sales/Marketing Agnelo Fernandes.
“Our wellness staff strives to empower people to live healthier, longer, more joyful lives through fitness, interaction with nature, nutrition and integrative wellness.”
More than 30 percent of planners are placing an emphasis on wellness in meetings and events and expecting it as a basic tenant.
Deep within Eastern Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain foothills, a new wellness initiative is bringing groups together in an unusually intimate way.
Groups visiting Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades looking beyond the beach to incorporate educational activities and eco experiences.
A combination of beautiful year-round weather and stunning facilities at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point create the ideal backdrop for fitness as well as rejuvenation.
“There is no better way to get the blood flowing during a meeting or break than to dance. Our clients love the ability to get their attendees up on their feet and moving.”
This is good for us, but it’s easy to forget in our day-to-day busy-ness.
Flavored vodka is out, as whiskeys, tequilas and gins are starting to be flavored with cinnamon, apples, ginger and vanilla.
“Incorporating mind and body activities into a day’s itinerary can help to stimulate creativity and promote productivity and alertness.”
Hotel won Europe’s Leading New Hotel 2014 at the World Travel Awards.
As a “wellness destination” in the middle of India’s Golden Triangle, the ITC Grand Bharat will be at the top of the must-see list of India’s meetings hotels when it opens late 2014.
“The resort’s size (only 35 suites, all oceanfront) creates an intimate experience that allows for extra personalized service to each guest. This also makes it perfect for incentive groups.”
“I have a theory that if you put world leaders in a spa in bathrobes, you may be able to figure out world peace.”
Activities such as houseboating and Ayurvedic spa treatments immerse attendees in the culture of this special region of India.
“There are people who want to destroy themselves, and they should have an opportunity as well.”
“[Teambuilding activities] such as the guided meditation, which is mainly about awareness and releasing anything in the mind, really help attendees gain a new ability to think and creates extra space in the mind to absorb more information.”
“In these busy times, every minute is precious. That said, people still want to feel relaxed and refreshed, particularly after a day of travel and before going to an important event.”
Workplace stress is estimated to cost more than $300 billion each year in health care and missed work, according to the American Institute of Stress.
“For however long someone is visiting the hotel, we want them leaving with more wellness IQ than when they arrived.”
Hotel gyms can be essential for letting loose the pent-up energy that goes along with sitting in a ballroom all day.
“It’s ideal for planners who are looking for a retreat that allows attendees to immerse themselves in local Caribbean culture and heritage, distinct farm-to-table culinary experiences and wellness offerings.”
Westin Hotels & Resorts continues to up the wellness ante with the launch of its $15 million brand-wide campaign dubbed the Westin Well-being Movement. “Many Westin properties have onsite running concierges that can lead guided group runs throughout the city.”
Founded by wellness guru Dr. Deepak Chopra, The Chopra Center is part of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. In 2013, the Center unveiled a Workplace Wellness series of programs for business people to learn how to be healthier both at work and in their personal lives. It was launched due […]
“With the meeting planner’s day in mind, Loews wanted to make sure ultimately that [a meeting planner] is rested and can perform their best.”