Unexpected Wellness Destinations
The term “wellness” is staging a takeover, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re thrilled when we see new destinations establishing a healthful attitude for people to live well—even in the most unexpected places like these ultra-urban cities.
NYC: Cradled in between the concrete and crowds are countless wellness options that keep New Yorkers in check. And on the opposite end, properties like Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel, are keen on keeping travelers to the city healthy as well. Visitors can take a bite out of the Big Apple with the hotel’s vast amenities, including: the “Forgot It? We’ve Got It – Runner’s Edition” Kit, comprising a map of the Hudson River running path, pre-loaded iPod Shuffle with headphones, sports watch, running belt with water bottles from hotel, and an energy bar and sports drink in room upon return; the Wellness Wiz at Ink48, which helps guests find healthy dining options in Hell’s Kitchen and beyond; in-room yoga mats and Roll-Out Service; farm-to-table fare at Ink48’s Print restaurant; and spa treatments at InkSpa.
L.A.: L.A.’s celebrities, sun, and surf have nothing on the wellness possibilities that are as trendy as the city itself. One example: Daybreaker, where exercise fans kick start the morning in a dance-party, alcohol-free setting. Learn more about this community-enticed fitness craze in our 2015 trends report. As well, the City of Angels presents amazingly authentic spa experiences, including Korean spas; among the great wellness treasures in L.A., these spas are affordable, and many are open 24 hours a day.
Las Vegas: Sure, Sin City is known for round-the-clock gaming, nightlife revelry, and pop star overload (we’re talking to both Britney and soon-to-be-at-Caesars-Palace Mariah Carey). But what many don’t realize is that Las Vegas is also home to absolutely fab spas (many with extended hours) and wellness fun to boot. Take Spa at Trump, for example, which offers the Wellness Bed & Breakfast package, where you enjoy overnight accommodations, daily fitness class, a heart-healthy in-suite breakfast from the “Nourish” dining menu, and a complimentary 4 p.m. late checkout. And MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has upped its own ante—its Stay Well accommodations and lounge, in partnership with Delos®, has added the Stay Well Meetings component to promote “healthy environments for high-performance meetings.”
Miami: Sizzling Miami is about to heat up with an even more intense, healthier vibe, as our Spafinder Wellness 365® will relocate our global headquarters here starting March 2015! The city features a stylish bevy of wellness delights, with venues that include the Standard Miami’s “Mud Lounge.”