When on vacation, it’s easy for guests to neglect their diets and health commitments. However, the prevalence of the “New Year, new me” mentality and wellness trend means that guests are increasingly concerned about their health goals—even on vacation. The hospitality industry is taking note, prioritizing health and wellness for guests in the New Year. The following are several properties that have recently launched new wellness initiatives to meet guests’ changing needs.
Hotel Zoe San Francisco
Hotel Zoe San Francisco has launched a “Wellness Wanderer Package” that includes a daily workout class at a local studio away from the hotel. Guests can choose to take on cycling, yoga, Barre, or endurance strengthening. The package comes with a complimentary Hotel Zoe water bottle and towel so guests can travel lighter.
“With the introduction of our Wellness Wanderer suite of amenities, guests have the flexibility to choose an option that works with their busy schedules–whether that means working out in-room, with a trainer, at the gym, or outside,” says Nikki Carlson, general manager at Hotel Zoe.
Aside from its new package, Hotel Zoe San Francisco offers other fitness plans for guests, such as a daily green juice, an urban run for guests to see the sights of San Francisco, and an in-room yoga kit. The hotel also partners with a 24-hour gym directly across from the properties so that guests can work out on their own.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas created a new exercise itinerary for guests and Las Vegas locals in 2018. Some of the activities include a Sweat 60 class with high-intensity interval training that can consist of boxing, plyometrics, strength training, and core stability exercise. Guests can use hotel tennis courts and take lessons from a former tennis pro. In addition to the exercise opportunities on the itinerary, the hotel also has two fitness centers for guest use.
The itinerary also includes healthy food and beverage options for guests and locals to enjoy. Guests can pick up a cold-pressed juice or a nut milk at the Juice Standard and can taste seafood from the coastline of Greece at the on-site Mediterranean restaurant, Estatorio Milos.
This hotel started the year by teaming up with local experts to bring shadow boxing, one of Ireland’s most celebrated sports, classes to guests. This class as part of the hotel’s Box & Detox package is cardio intensive with some weights and strength training involved as well. In total, the package involves a boxercise class, a Superfood Smoothie and other healthy treats, a complimentary breakfast, unlimited access to a 24-hour gym, and an overnight stay at the hotel.
The Spa at the Estate of Yountville
The Spa at the Estate of Yountville, Calif., became the first North American resort to offer O2Chair—a chair designed to increase breathing capacity and oxygen intake. The chair is designed to increase physical energy; reduce heart rate and blood pressure; reduce lactic acid in muscles and blood; balance O2 and CO2 levels in the blood; and strengthen the immune system.
Chatham Bars Inn
This Cape Cod hotel has created a program called “Sleep to Dream and Inspire” that is tailored towards each guest’s individual health and wellness preferences. The program aims to engage all five senses for a relaxing experience. “By engaging our guests’ sense of smell, sight, taste, touch, and sound, our new Spa Suite experiences allow for restoration, rejuvenating, or relaxation, all depending upon the guest’s personal preferences,” says John Speers, general manager at Chatham Bars Inn.
Guests who check into the Spa Suites are able to customize their stay with the concierge. The inn provides in-room yoga mats and wellness books to help guests unwind and relax as well as a steam shower, a sauna, and the Chatham Bars Inn’s Lavender Spray.
The James Hotel
The James Hotel has created in-room wellness programming designed to target what it calls the “Four Bodies”—physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. “We know our guests are passionate about integrating wellness regimes into their lifestyle,” says Carl Cohen, chief commercial officer of Denihan Hospitality. “We want to make it easier for them to feel good and balanced, even when on the road.”
All James Hotels are providing their guests with this offering, and the breakdown of it is as follows: physical—Aerospace Co-Founder Michael Olajide Jr. leads an in-room TV workout session; mental—INSCAPE, an app that serves as a guide for meditation and relaxation, is given to guests as a complimentary one-month membership; spiritual—in order to help relieve stress and jet lag, in-room Kundalini Yoga sessions are provided; emotional—guests can book one-on-one sessions with different intuitive counselors, such as a transformational coaching, tarot reading, hypnosis, and sound healing.