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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

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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.

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...

The Importance of Regular Duct Cleaning for Owners of Lodging Facilities

Ensuring the pristine air quality within your lodging facility is not just a matter of comfort; it’s integral to your business success. Satisfied guests not only return but also become your most effective marketers, spreading positive word-of-mouth about their experience. By demonstrating your commitment to maintaining clean air, especially in regions with elevated air pollution levels, you can gain a significant edge over your competitors. Managing dust and promptly changing filters constitute critical initial steps. Despite the best efforts of your cleaning staff, areas like laundry facilities can be significant sources of dust accumulation. If your facility has recently undergone...

Hyatt Regency Debuts New Collaboration with Personal Training Platform, Future

CHICAGO—Building on Hyatt’s purpose of care and commitment to wellbeing, Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced an exclusive collaboration between the Hyatt Regency brand and Future, a personal training platform that connects users with an ongoing fitness coach to create customized virtual workouts, further complementing World of Hyatt members and guests’ wellbeing journeys. Launching at 26 Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts in the U.S., these Hyatt Regency hotels invite guests and members to enjoy complimentary guided workouts developed by Future trainers that are customized for each hotel and resort’s fitness center and equipment. With this new collaboration, Hyatt builds on its commitment to wellbeing and the Hyatt...

Soul Community Planet Opens Laguna Surf Lodge

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF.—Soul Community Planet (SCP) Hotels, a holistic hospitality company serving those who value wellness, social good and the environment, announced the opening of the Laguna Surf Lodge by SCP Hotels, a classic, beachfront experience in one of California’s most iconic destinations. Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, Calif., the 41-room eco surf lodge sits directly on the sand of the town’s legendary beach, an easy walking distance to the acclaimed art galleries, eateries, and boutiques of Laguna Beach village. The hotel immerses guests in the nostalgia of California’s fabled surf scene, while offering modern nature-based wellness experiences, locally...

Great Wolf Resorts Names Dr. Romie Mushtaq Chief Wellness Officer

CHICAGO—Great Wolf Resorts recently appointed triple-board certified physician and noted neurologist, Dr. Romie Mushtaq, as the company’s first Chief Wellness Officer. Mushtaq, who is widely recognized by the name Dr. Romie, will help establish a wellness-focused foundation for Great Wolf that includes training materials, educational tools, and specific programs to assist the company’s 10,000 Pack Members achieve their wellness pursuits and a better sense of mindfulness. Dr. Romie will utilize a data-driven approach to understand the needs of the company’s Pack Members both at the resort and corporate levels, and then champion wellness initiatives to address areas of opportunity with...