Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy and Healthy

From hot yoga to organic food, our culture has taken a turn for the healthy.  The wellness trend of recent years has grown rapidly and hotels are starting to jump on the ‘wellness bandwagon.’ Spas have become more than just massages and manicures; they are becoming centers for healthy experiences and happiness.  Hotels are encouraging groups to take some time out of their busy schedules, relax, and focus on their well-being by offering unique packages and activities.

The La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California, has perhaps the most unique wellness feature; the Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing.  As the official home of the famous holistic physician, this 28,000-square-foot spa includes a reflexology path and an herb garden along with a full service spa.  La Costa Resort also offers group activities such as yoga classes and exercise and stretch breaks during meetings as well as multiple private courtyard areas with fireplaces.        

In Park City, Utah, the Montage Deer Valley resort will customize your group’s meeting breaks with an excellent array of activities.  Montage Deer Valley offers everything from hiking and biking the trails surrounding the resort to dog sledding, archery, and inner-tubing on the mountains.  The resort also offers a unique exercise in which meeting attendees are taken outside to have a breathing break which can boost creativity, concentration, and stress management.

Whether it is a custom massage package or just a minute to go outside and breathe, more groups are focusing on their attendees’ wellbeing and healthy experiences.  Hotels across the country are now offering a range of wellness activities that allow attendees’ to relieve stress, reenergize, and relax while still attending a successful and productive meeting.  When you are planning your next meeting, be sure to include a breathing break – your attendees will come back feeling refreshed and excited for the next activity!

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