Deep within Eastern Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain foothills, a new wellness initiative is bringing groups together in an unusually intimate way.
"Incorporating mind and body activities into a day’s itinerary can help to stimulate creativity and promote productivity and alertness."
The Epicurean Hotel in Tampa is doing away with the ordinary banquet menu concept. The banquet space will now be treated as a restaurant where the chef customizes all dishes.
From Tai Chi to aromatherapy, attendees at the premier Meet Well conference, held last week in Las Vegas, experienced dozens of wellness touches that they could take back to their own events.
Staff members at the resort love the three queen bees onsite so much that they’ve incorporated them into Bee Breaks for small, executive VIP groups.
Any attendee can unleash their inner child during one of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ HoopFit classes.
“Planners are constantly seeking out wellness-centric experiences to encourage mental and physical well-being among attendees."
Wellness is on the agenda at the Terranea Resort: Q&A with Senior VP of Sales/Marketing Agnelo Fernandes.
"For however long someone is visiting the hotel, we want them leaving with more wellness IQ than when they arrived."
With over 300 miles of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale has to be one of the most fun cities for meeting attendees to move around in.
The 4-diamond Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa is tucked into the Estero Aquatic Preserve overlooking the serene waters of the Gulf Coast.
Experts include Gabe Jaramillo, who has trained tennis pros such as Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.
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 retreat is also set up with a golf simulator for attendees to “play” on some of the world’s most challenging championship courses.
“We are very flexible in catering to a group’s spa needs. We can organize spa sessions including chair massages, hand massages, quick make-up touch-ups for women or facials for men."
Attendees will especially enjoy the spider monkeys climbing around the property.
We did a pre-opening tour of the gorgeous new Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel in November, scheduled to open in January. Never seen another Hilton like it.
Set aside a couple minutes by yourself or with coworkers to be mindful before walking into a business meeting.
Club Med has over 65 all-inclusive resort villages worldwide.
“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.”
Meetings in the South present the opportunity for creative and hyperlocal outdoor wellness experiences.
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.
"The main reason that people like to come through the program is they’re looking to get their office healthier and looking for teambuilding opportunities."
Hip Italian designer Paola Navone decorated the property by incorporating the brand’s signature clean lines and playful use of whites and mixing them with bold blue hues that mimic the colors of Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea, which the property overlooks.
"Wellness tourism is a $494 billion industry, and the latest trends survey from the IRF showed that more than 50% of planners are increasing the inclusion of wellness/well-being activities in their meetings and incentive travel programs. That's why we created Meet Well."