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One of the hottest trends in lodging today is wellness. Wellness tourism is expected to be a more than $900 billion segment in 2022. Many of our industry's leading hotel brands have launched programs to take advantage of this trend. The first wellness conference in our industry has been launched. To find additional articles in this category, search on "wellness" on this site. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, Editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Wellness

Home Wellness
One of the hottest trends in lodging today is wellness. Wellness tourism is expected to be a more than $900 billion segment in 2022. Many of our industry's leading hotel brands have launched programs to take advantage of this trend. The first wellness conference in our industry has been launched. To find additional articles in this category, search on "wellness" on this site. Green Lodging News highlights the latest news and trends. Contact Glenn Hasek, Editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Worker Safety Steps & the Summer Heat

VISTA, CALIF.—A little-reported fact is that heat wave frequencies in the United States are increasing. In the 1960s, we averaged about two major heat waves per year. Today, we are experiencing more than six. Further, these heat waves are lasting longer. In the 1960s, heat waves lasted about 22 days. Now, they average 72 days. And one more heat stat. The number of people in emergency rooms due to heat exposure has increased from 151 out of 100,000 emergency room visits a few years ago to more than 180 today. So, what steps should employers take to protect workers from extreme heat...

Six Senses La Sagesse Grenada Debuts in Caribbean

LA SAGESSE, GRENADA—Six Senses La Sagesse, the brand’s debut resort in the Caribbean, has opened. With a pride of place beachfront setting, verdant rolling hills and spacious accommodation, the resort’s location offers effortless access to Grenada’s shimmering reefs and mystical rainforests. The island’s incredible natural beauty and soul-connecting cultural experiences provide the perfect backdrop for a journey of discovery, rejuvenation, and celebration. Thomas Fehlbier, General Manager, says: “Grenada is divided into six parishes, and La Sagesse, which is in the South-Eastern parish of St. David, has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. It is filled with vibrant energy, and we...

Enhancing Well-Being for Hotel Guests: Academic Insights for Hoteliers

NATIONAL REPORT—In recent years, the topic of well-being has become increasingly ubiquitous. A report by McKinsey (2024) finds, surprisingly, that millennials and Gen Z are spending more on health and wellness than older consumers. According to the Global Wellness Institute (2023), the wellness economy reached $5.6 trillion in 2023 and is forecast to soar to $8.5 trillion by 2027. Experiences and the pursuit of well-being go hand in hand. The hospitality industry is particularly well positioned as a creator of tourist experiences that contribute to people’s well-being and happiness, to capture this demand. Why do people travel? To take a...

Casa Marina Key West Installs AtmosAir Air Purification System

KEY WEST, FLA.—Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton, a landmark resort destination in Old Key West, and AtmosAir Solutions, a sustainable indoor air purification and monitoring solutions company, announced the hotel has installed a state-of-the-art indoor air purification system to maintain optimal air quality in all its guestrooms for the health and wellness of its guests and staff. AtmosAir Solutions patented bi-polar ionization (BPI) tubes, installed in the resort’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, is a proactive 24/7 technology that emits ions into the air that seek, attack, and neutralize viruses and bacteria, reduces odors and...

Ritz-Carlton Reserve Makes Grand Entrance in the Middle East with Exclusive Private Island Oasis in the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia

UMMAHAT ISLAND, SAUDI ARABIA—Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Middle East, was unveiled on Ummahat Island in the tranquil waters of The Red Sea. The private island retreat is nestled within the captivating Blue Hole cluster of islands, where pristine coral reefs thrive beneath the surface and the celestial canopy above paints an endless tapestry of stars. Nujuma—inspired by the meaning of “stars” in Arabic—invites travelers to embark on an unchartered journey to one of the world’s most secluded and protected archipelagos. Here, amidst the azure expanse, guests are beckoned to explore and immerse themselves in the region’s culture and traditions. “As...

Costa Rica’s Eco-Luxury Boutique Hotel Rio Perdido Introduces West Bungalows

GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA—Rio Perdido, the esteemed eco-luxury boutique hotel tucked away in the vibrantly lush and biodiverse tropical dry forest in the Guanacaste Province of western Costa Rica, introduces the new West Bungalows. Strategically positioned near the breathtaking Rio Blanco Canyon, each bungalow offers an unparalleled connection to nature while providing a haven of comfort, privacy, and tranquility for sustainably minded wellness seekers and adventure travelers looking for a deeply healing forest hideaway. The flagship West Bungalows boast a sophisticated yet understated layout, featuring a spacious roofed area of nearly 950 square feet. Guests will be greeted by a 170-square-foot open-air entrance terrace adorned...

World of Hyatt & Peloton Team Up with Plans to Reward Members for Wellbeing

CHICAGO—World of Hyatt, Hyatt’s award-winning loyalty program, is teaming up with Peloton to become the first global hospitality loyalty program with plans to reward its loyalty members for doing more of what they love—earning World of Hyatt points when they use Peloton equipment at Hyatt properties in countries where Peloton currently operates. In the future, that will mean more opportunities to earn World of Hyatt points to apply towards future bookings, upgrades, and experiences just by investing in their own wellbeing when they travel. The collaboration is set to outfit 800+ Hyatt properties with Peloton equipment and provide access...

SCP Corcovado Wilderness Lodge Debuts on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

CORCOVADO, COSTA RICA—Soul Community Planet (SCP) Hotels, a holistic hospitality company serving those who value wellness, social good and the environment, announced the grand opening of SCP Corcovado Wilderness Lodge (CWL). CWL uniquely sits at the intersection of two thriving ecosystems: Corcovado National Park, which is known as the world’s most biologically intense terrestrial ecosystem, and the Isla del Caño Biologic Reserve, a vibrant marine ecosystem. The all-inclusive 189-acre private reserve is 100 percent off the grid, offering a blend of environmentally conscious accommodations, local and sustainably sourced gourmet cuisine, first-class service, and a range of immersive adventures from professionally guided interpretive...

Hyatt Reveals Survey Findings on the Hotel Stay Needs of Neurodivergent Travelers

CHICAGO—One in every four individuals in the U.S. has a sensory need or an invisible disability according to KultureCity, including those with autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, and attention-deficit disorder. With more than 90 percent of neurodivergent individuals and caregivers of neurodivergent individuals in the U.S. planning to travel at least one night this year, a new survey led by Hyatt finds hotels can make their travel journeys, from pre-arrival to check-out, more seamless and inclusive. The survey was done in collaboration with KultureCity, a leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities, and external consultants Professors Dr. Recep “Richie”...

Excel Dryer Unveils Office Expansion, Renovation Project

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—Excel Dryer, the global leader in touchless hand hygiene solutions, recently unveiled a comprehensive office expansion and renovation project. This initiative, rooted in the company’s mission to lead through innovation, aimed to merge beauty, health, wellness, and sustainability into its workplace. The project’s insights and methodologies are set to educate through a unique continuing education unit (CEU) course, offered by Architectural Record magazine in its Continuing Education Center, serving as a detailed roadmap of Excel Dryer’s innovative journey. Guided by the WELL Building Standard as a principal framework, the renovation serves as a case study showcasing Excel’s commitment to integrating the latest...