Bardessono is one of only three LEED Platinum Hotels in the world. America's best restaurant is just down the street, and Napa's top winery owners pop over on Fridays for tastings. Yes, we know, we want to go there too.
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."
The new 42-room Argos in Cappadocia, Turkey was created out of the ruins of the 2,000 year-old Bezirhane Monastery.
"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."
Create mixers with passed hors d’oeuvres, strolling masseuses, mini-facials and acupuncture treatments, served amid the Himalayan-salt grotto of a coed bathhouse.
From puppy cuddling to yoga and yogurt breakfasts, Hilton's Meet With Purpose incorporates ]wellness into meetings and events.
With a growing millennial demographic that is focusing on wellness as a means to finding work-life balance, wellness has quickly become a hot topic in meetings.
All groups showed improvements up to one month after the retreat; however, the novice meditators had fewer symptoms of depression and less stress longer than the non-meditating vacationers.
Flavored vodka is out, as whiskeys, tequilas and gins are starting to be flavored with cinnamon, apples, ginger and vanilla.
"There are people who want to destroy themselves, and they should have an opportunity as well."
Silversea's wellness activities include yoga and pilates classes, both on board and on shore, and a free spa massage treatment.
"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."
“The campus is surrounded by protected lands, providing privacy and protection from distractions of the outside world ─ key attributes of the Miraval Experience."
A 15-minute yoga session or Zumba class can provide a much-needed boost of energy that will last longer than a shot of espresso.
At the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, attendees can participate in the Hui Ho’ala, a Hawaiian ceremony dedicated to the renewal of the mind, body and spirit.
"“The greatest benefit is the group bonding experience that happens through being challenged during participation a rigorous fitness or wellness regime."
The Benjamin took the popular pillow menu concept and added a whole bunch of extra services, including the world’s first Sleep Concierge.
The endless source of warm geothermal swimming pools are entwined in Iceland's spa culture.
Vegetable gardening, barefoot walking and even puppy cuddling will provide mood-boosting fun for attendees.
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.
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Attendees will especially enjoy the spider monkeys climbing around the property.
“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.”
The former Hotel da Bahia will reopen this spring as the 284-room Sheraton da Bahia Hotel with two restaurants, a 1,900-sf spa and 27,000 sf of meeting space.
The exclusive beachfront resort is now available for buyout that accommodates up to 200 guests–from individuals and groups to couples and families.