Spa & Wellness

Spa & Wellness

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6 Refreshing Spa Treatments You Have to Try

Reanimate and luxuriate with these refreshing spa treatments found in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
An aerial view of the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete Beach.

Everything’s Coming Up Rosy at Florida’s Pink Palace

In honor of #NationalPinkDay tomorrow (June 23), the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete Beach, known as Florida’s Pink Palace, is celebrating with a limited-time package for those who can’t get enough pink.
Kayaking at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in North Florida.

Work Your Core at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Now through Dec. 31, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in North Florida is offering a Coastal Core package.
Melia Cable Beach in the Bahamas.

News from Caribbean Week

Caribbean Editor Ed Wetschler gives an update on the Caribbean Tourism Organizations' Caribbean Week in New York.
A boating excursion on Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala.

Family Coppola Resorts Offers Wellness Retreats in Central America

The Family Coppola Resorts is offering new all-inclusive wellness retreat packages at its three Central American eco-lodge resorts.
The Spa Internazionale at the exclusive Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort in Miami Beach.

Reset & Refresh at the Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort

When in need of some much-needed R&R, send your clients to the exclusive Fisher Island Club Hotel and Resort, located off the tip of South Beach, to unplug in one of the Florida’s most luxurious resort destinations.
A yoga session at BodyHoliday in St. Lucia. (Photo courtesy of the BodyHoliday.)

A Salubrious Guide to Caribbean Wellness Weeks

A salubrious guide to Caribbean Wellness Weeks because many travelers now realize that staying healthy on a vacation refreshes them more than a week of tanning and margaritas, so in turn resorts are upping the wellness ante with retreats and packages.
The pool at Casa Chamaleon Las Cantalinas.

Client-Pleasing Takeaways from Costa Rica’s Expotur

From the close to 300 travel-product stands on the Expotur floor in Costa Rica, we've rounded up a short list of client-pleasing takeaways.
The Pallavi Luxury Spa at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Debuts Pallavi Spa

Following its opening earlier this year, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach has announced the debut of The Pallavi Luxury Spa.
A new wellness program has recently launched at Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection.

Health Conscious Travelers, Meet Bahia Principe’s WE Wellness Experience

Health conscious travelers will find their perfect hotel match at Bahia Principe’s five-star Luxury Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection resort in the Dominican Republic, where the new WE Wellness Experience just launched.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched a new wellbeing program aboard the recently refurbished Seven Seas Voyager.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Creates New Wellness Program

Seven Seas Wellness, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ new wellbeing program, offers guests a collection of health and fitness-related excursions as well as a selection of signature Canyon Ranch SpaClub services.
The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida.

Palm Beach Indulgence at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Indulge, Palm Beach-style, at the five-diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Florida, where sumptuous accommodations, fine dining and a glamorous spa are just the beginning.

The Confidante Miami Beach Launches Signature Wellness Program

Multi-talented husband-and-wife team Chris and Tracie Vlaun, founders of the V Art of Wellness health and wellness group, have...
Element Hotels has strengthened its fitness offerings with new partnerships with Your Trainer and MiiR Bikes.

Check In and Work Out

Element Hotels, Marriott International, Inc.’s eco-friendly brand, is giving guests more ways to stay healthy and active while on the road through its partnerships with Your Trainer, MiiR Bikes and with the re-launch of the company’s kinetic bikes.
A rendering of the Alpine Spa at the Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Recharge With a Spa Escape

Although nowadays wellness vacations encompass a long list of elements, what traditionally comes to mind when you think wellness is a spa stay. And European hotels know a thing or two about creating the perfect spa escape.
Spa time at the Miramonte Resort & Spa.

Wellness Escapes

It’s a new year, and with that comes a plethora of weight-loss and fitness resolutions. Traveling does not need to equal time off from a healthy lifestyle, nor does keeping active have to mean endless hours at a hotel gym.
Susan Farewell

Susan Farewell: Wellness Escapes

The crazier our world seems to get, the more our clients come to us looking for places they can go, clear their heads and rejuvenate themselves both physically and mentally. It’s all about getting away from the stress and finding rest and nourishment.
Avanti offers bike tours in several destinations.

Travel Talk: Wellness

Here's what's new for hotels and tours. This month we're focusing on hotels with a wellness perk and biking tours.

Miami Resort Introduces First-Ever ESPA Health and Wellness Series

Acqualina Spa by ESPA, at the five-star, five-diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, has introduced the first-ever monthly health and wellness series titled, Extraordinary Themes for Everyday Health.

Locally Inspired Spa Treatments

At these three resorts, destination immersion has made its way into the spa through locally inspired treatments.

W Las Vegas Debuts This December

There's a hottie coming to Las Vegas, and she's making her debut this December.
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort will open early next year.

An Escape From the Ordinary

Tell your clients to travel far and wide to explore exotic destinations, where the landscapes are mesmerizing and “off the beaten path” is the norm.
Spring Villa at Nayara Springs Resort in Costa Rica.

Craving a Sweet Suite?

Latin America offers show-stopping suites to urban-loving guests and excels in the sweetest of suite accommodations in mountain and jungle lodges.
The equestrian monument of Johann Wellem II and City Hall in Old Town. (DUsseldorf marketing & tourismus gmbh - photo u.otte)

Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is trendy, culturally engaging and friendly...
Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts offer unique wellness options.

Wellness: At All-Inclusives That Get It

Thomas Edison’s lightbulb heralded modern times in 1879, but it took another century for the first modern wellness resort to appear in the Caribbean.
Seabourn offers Spa Suite accommodations.

Stay Active & Get Pampered

Cruise lines are listening: Health-conscious travelers want to stay fit, stick to their wellness routine, and, of course, book a few spa treatments while sailing the world.
Poolside at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort.

Swanky Sojourns

Looking to recommend a swanky sojourn without having to include long-haul flights to Asia or Europe in the booking process? We’ve got a handful of options across the United States that your clients will relish—whether it be a chic ski resort or a renovated luxury property in a trendy destination.
Two-story beachfront Casita accommodations.

Falling for The Beloved Hotel

First-hand look at The Beloved Hotel in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.
The chicly designed The Spa at Aria.

Spotlight on Vegas

Offering everything from a new chocolate experience 550 ft. in the air to indulgent spa experiences and high-end suites, Las Vegas knows how to roll out the red carpet for your clients.
In Japan, visitors can opt for a visit to a traditional onset. ( Japan national tourism organization)

Travel Advisor Corner: The Best Treatment

There are fabulous spa destinations and there are destinations that have fabulous spas. But there’s another category as well—the carefully selected, perfectly timed spa treatment recommended by a knowledgeable travel advisor.
The eco-conscious Treehouse accommodations at Playa Viva.

The Best of All Worlds

Here’s a handful of escapes in Mexico—from a South Pacific-style retreat to a fitness-infused getaway.

Spa and Wellness Offerings on Cruises

For the cruise feature in the October 2016 print edition of Recommend, we reached out to several travel advisors to get their take on the spa and wellness trends on board cruise lines. Here's what they had to say.

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach Extends Miami Spa Month Offerings

COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach has extended its Miami Spa Month offerings at the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape through Oct. 31, 2016.

Rancho La Puerta Provides a Heavenly Stay For Bleisure Travelers

For some, vacation is no time to skimp on work and fitness commitments, which is why Rancho La Puerta—a luxury destination spa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico—offers bleisure travelers the opportunity to fulfill both.

Virtuoso Launches New Wellness Program

Just how important is wellness travel? According to the Global Wellness Summit, travelers take 586 million wellness trips each year.

Spring Into Wellness at Sunrise Springs Resort

In Sante Fe, New Mexico, Sunrise Springs Resort is inviting travelers to embark on a 7-night transformative wellness experience at the spa resort located on 70 acres of gardens, walking paths and scenic high desert landscape surrounding spring-fed waters.

Paradise Found at St. Somewhere Spa

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to indulge in an aromatherapy treatment at St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach. After my 50-minute treatment, I felt as if I was leaving paradise.

Marriott Singer Island Launches Sea-Inspired Men’s Treatments

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa has rolled out a selection of sea-inspired men’s spa treatments ranging from scrubs to facials and hand and foot care, in addition to brand new Perk services.

Curtain Bluff Introduces Wellness Concierge Team

In order to cater to the demand for onsite fitness focused programming, Curtain Bluff, a 72-guestroom all-inclusive, beachfront resort in Antigua, recently introduced a Wellness Concierge Team, created to help guests achieve their fitness goals.
Puzzle Israel is offering a yoga and culinary itinerary in Israel.

Explore Israel Off the Well-Trodden Road

Israel is known for its Holy Land treasures—and rightfully so—but tell your clients that this tiny country is much more than a mecca for religious-focused travels. This country is made for visitors seeking out active exploration and cultural interactions with the locals.
Red Rock Canyon exploration awaits guests staying at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.

Hotel Desk: Escape the Ordinary

A wellness-focused getaway wrapped with a bit of local experiences make for an ideal vacation that everyone from adventurous millennials to well-traveled baby boomers can appreciate.

25 Top Things to Do in Barbados

Here are the 25 top things to do in Barbados according to the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Stay, Spa, and Shop at The Reverie Saigon

The Reverie Saigon is welcoming guests to stay, spa, and shop at the luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with the debut of its first-ever package, Haute Ho Chi Minh.

Celebrate Dad With A Few of His Favorite Things

What better way for your clients to thank the men in their lives this Father's Day than with a few of their favorite things.

The Mind, The Body, The Spirit

Hotel groups and upscale properties around the globe are adding new or upgrading their existing wellness programs for the summer, and we've "traveled" from Miami to Switzerland to bring you the best of what's to come.

Wellbeing Specialists Walk the Walk

London's Hotel Cafe Royal has welcomed two new wellness experts to its panel of resident wellbeing specialists at the property's Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre.

Expert-Led Active Retreats

Some of your clients will want to spend the long summer days lounging by the pool sipping hand-crafted cocktails, and for them we suggest these waterfront properties featured in our May issue. But, for those looking for a more active, wellness-oriented getaway, we suggest the following expert-led wellness retreats.

L’Auberge de Sedona Hosts L’Apothecary Blending Sessions

At L’Auberge de Sedona's L’Apothecary Blending Sessions guests are able to create their own organic herbal bath soaks and body scrubs with salts or sugars using an abundant of natural elements found in Sedona, Arizona.

Travel Therapy Italian-Style

Travel expert and integrative wellness advisor Cassandra Santoro invites travelers to get to know Italy like a native through customized women-only luxury tours.

A Vietnam Retreat Joins SLH

Naman Retreat, a boutique beachfront enclave in Da Nang City, Vietnam, joined Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s collection last month.

A Journey of Self Discovery at Utah’s Red Mountain Resort

Red Mountain Resort—an active destination retreat nestled in Southwestern Utah’s red rock bluffs—is adding six new personal discovery activities to its lineup of health and fitness activities.

Train Like a Champion at One&Only Palmilla

For a truly one-of-a-kind health, wellness, and adventure experience in Los Cabos, Mexico, book your clients One&Only Palmilla’s Live Life Alive package, where guests receive fitness instruction from big-wave surfer and renowned waterman Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece, a fitness expert and Olympic beach volleyball champion.