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Top 10 Hotel Wellness Offerings for 2013
From dedicated wellness weekends to hot new workout routines, staying fit away from home has never been easier.
Capitalizing on the omnipresent workout and diet fever of the new year and building upon popular health trends, luxury hotels around the world are introducing new wellness offerings to help their guests stay in shape. From workouts on the water to self-guided detox treatments, here are the top 10 hotel wellness offerings for 2013:
In-Room Workouts at 45 Park Lane
London's 45 Park Lane and UK fitness expert Matt Roberts have partnered to create an in-room workout fitness program for the hotel's guests. The new in-room fitness TV channel offers guests a selection of professionally led workouts designed and narrated by Roberts, all within the comfort and privacy of the guest room. For those feeling inspired, a complimentary "Exercise Matt at 45 Park Lane Fitness Pack," a step-by-step training technique program, is available for guests to take home. The workouts can also be accessed on 45 Park Lane's website, allowing guests to continue the workout even after they've checked out. In addition to Matt Roberts' fitness program, 45 Park Lane offers complimentary yoga mats within each room and bespoke Brompton bicycles in the hotel's signature purple color. Visit www.45parklane.com/exercisematt for more information.
Paddle to the Core at Westin Lake Las Vegas
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa allows endurance athletes, weekend warriors and fitness buffs alike to enjoy superb recreational facilities and fitness offerings onsite including stand up paddleboarding with Paddle to the Core, at Lake Las Vegas, a private lake in Henderson, NV. Paddle to the Core gives guests the rare opportunity to experience Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) classes, including SUP Yoga and SUP Pilates, board rentals and lessons for beginners. The resort also prides itself on being a mecca of soft adventure sports offering rock climbing, kayaking and white water rafting. For those interested in expanding their fitness skill level and knowledge, new classes being offered this winter include: Kettle Bells; Pool Pilates; Palm Yoga; and Eliptigo sessions. The Westin Lake Las Vegas announced earlier this year that professional triathlete and coach Kelly Williamson will serve as official spokesperson for the resort as well as host for multiple Triathlon Training Weekends through 2013. The arrangement is part of a new partnership between the resort, Williamson, and Durata Training, which was co-founded by Williamson's husband, Derick.
Workout on the Water at Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Guests at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa can learn the basics of the fast-growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding before settling into an invigorating yoga routine on the paddleboard. The paddleboard acts as your mat, as you give your body a complete core workout while balancing on a moving surface. Unleash your inner yogi, with an amazing full body workout that offers breathtaking views of everything on the horizon. Located on the western shore of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands,The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa debuted its multi-million dollar resort renewal project in January 2013 and offers paddleboard yoga for guests looking to stay active and fit on vacation. No paddleboard experience required.
Get Your Yoga On at Aspen Meadows Resort
Aspen Meadows Resort, a Dolce Resort, is offering a "Yoga at the Meadows" package available until December 2013. Partnering with Aspen Yoga Society and Full Circle, the "Yoga at the Meadows" package combines yoga, spa, tranquility and cuisine along with a relaxing weekend at one of Aspen's premier resorts. The "Yoga at the Meadows" yoga package includes: lodging; breakfast daily; two one hour yoga sessions; one 50-minute massage for each person; a locally designed canvas tote for each participant; and full access to the Aspen Meadows pool, hot tub and gym facilities. The package accommodates a minimum of four guests with a two night minimum stay. Rates start at $1,317 based on four people, two Jr. Suites for two nights. For more information on the above package or to book your reservation, call 970-544-7851 or visit http://www.aspenmeadows.com/promotions/yoga.
Build Your Strength with Kettlebell Classes at Sawgrass Marriott
Kettlebell classes are proving to be a new trend for fitness fanatics in 2013. Located in Ponte Vedra, FL, The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is ahead of the curve, offering Kettlebell fitness classes for guests and local spa members. The Kettlebell classes introduce a workout based on a combination of aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. The resort offers weekly classes taught by one of the two certified Kettlebell instructors in Northeast Florida, Kurt Curely.
Keep Fit at Caneel Bay
Get fit in 2013 at Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort in St. John, USVI. Located in the Virgin Islands National Park, the resort is encircled by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea and is the perfect escape for a healthy and active getaway full of outdoor activities. Whether you prefer a hike or a walk, Caneel Bay offers its own nature trails and moderate to advanced trails in the national park system. Hiking on the 3.5 mile Reef Bay Trail allows close-up views of more than 500 species of plant life. The resort's 170 acres are crisscrossed with well-maintained paths for hikers, joggers and strollers. If you prefer a different workout, experience an award-winning tennis program directed by Peter Burwash International while you soak up the sun on one of Caneel Bay's 11 all-weather outdoor tennis courts. Caneel Bay also provides complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkel equipment to create your own Caribbean Triathlon. After your "triathlon," head over to the new M'Ocean Studio, which offers a variety of yoga and fitness classes with amazing views for a relaxing end to your healthy getaway.
Wellness Weekends at Omni Bedford Springs
Get fit for the new year with a wellness weekend at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA. Founded on ancient healing grounds, the Omni Bedford Springs Resort is the ideal setting for health and wellness. Home to eight natural springs, the resort feeds off the energy of these healing waters, which are incorporated into treatments at the Springs Eternal Spa. This year, the resort is taking its regimen a step further with the first-ever Women's Wellness Weekend hosted by Natural Health magazine.Held April 5-7, 2013, the three day all-inclusive program will offer guests the opportunity to participate in expert led classes focused on fitness, beauty, healthy eating and overall wellbeing. Rates for the two-night package are $564 per person based on double occupancy and include accommodations; welcome reception; breakfast, lunch, dinner and reception on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday; access to resort facilities; spa amenity; Springs Eternal Spa fleece; all scheduled seminars.
Journey to New Health at Mii Amo
Starting the new year off healthy is the goal of most resolutions. Mii amo, the destination spa at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ will help guests stay healthy and active in 2013 with its three, four and seven-night "Journeys" revolving around health, wellness and relaxation. With five "Journey" options available, guests can speak to a Mii amo spa representative before booking their trip to tailor their "Journey" to their needs. Guests can treat themselves to unique spa treatments such as the Kinetic Flow treatment, which uses the newest wellness technology to increase circulation and heighten the sense of well-being. Mii amo "Journeys" include breakfast, lunch and dinner so guests can enjoy intelligent cuisine and local organic ingredients without losing sight of their health goals. Journey package rates from $2,250.
Detox at the Dolder Grand
The Dolder Grand in Zurich, Switzerland overlooks the city and lake and is adjacent to a forest area for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the hotel is offering detox treatments to kick start the new year. Guests can experience the purifying and restorative benefits of the self-guided Detox Relax Ritual ($42) kit with premium products by Kerstin Florian as well as the Meditation Walk ($87) for a journey of self-discovery promoting inner peace and harmony. Continue to relax and detox in the 40,000 square-foot Dolder Grand Spa with Japanese-inspired Sunaburos, a Snow Paradise room and an outdoor terrace with three whirlpools with breathtaking views of Zurich.
Balance Your Energy with Aura Readings at the Lodge at Doonbeg
The five-star White Horses Spa at The Lodge at Doonbeg is now offering a signature 75-minute "Reflexology with Aura Reading" treatment. Ger Hoyne, one of the talented spa therapists at Doonbeg, and a local of County Clare, uses his special gift of Aura Reading to make Reflexology at White Horses Spa a one-of-a-kind experience. Reflexology utilizes pressure points in the feet to restore the flow of energy throughout the body while promoting deep relaxation. Through Reflexology, Ger is able to use his talent to analyze a person's aura and provide a clear energy reading to help ease energy blocks and restore a person's chi to a healthy balance. The world-class White Horses Spa's services specialize in wellness, rejuvenation and incorporates local Irish ingredients and natural resources into its treatments. Price of the Reflexology with Aura Reading is €125.00 ($160).
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