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2017 Top 8 Global Spa and Wellness Trends

INSIDE THE 2017 REPORT When 500+ wellness experts from 46+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, you have one uniquely authoritative and global view of the trends set to unfold. And that’s what happened at the recent tenth-anniversary Global Wellness Summit in Kitzbühel, Austria, which (with its specifically future-focused theme for 2016, “Back []

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Healthy Cruising:The Ship of Excess Has Set Sail

Cruise ship spas came on board in the early ’80s with operators like Cunard that brought the iconic Golden Door spa in Escondido, California, aboard its flagship, the QE2, to provide fitness, spa services, and programming, and the innovative company Steiner Leisure Limited heading up hair and beauty services. It was an experiment at first—evidenced []

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Wellness Homes, Communities & Cities

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi Back in 2007 Spafinder named “spa real estate” a top trend, after tracking the rise of a new breed of residence that essentially let people live at a luxury spa. The concept was pioneered by high-profile destination spas, like Canyon Ranch Living, which launched []

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Sexual Wellbeing: Taboo No More

Ours is a world where every kind of “wellness” imaginable is explored and promoted, whether physical, mental, spiritual, environmental or workplace. But meaningful conversations about, and approaches to improve, sexual wellbeing have been seriously left out of the equation. On the one hand we live in a sex-saturated world: bombarded with hyper-sexualized images and impossible []

Woman Surfing - Surfing is a Growing Wellness Trend

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Surf’s Up! The New Wave of Wellness

“Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learning how, come on a safari with me.” – The Beach Boys, 1962 It’s hardly breaking news that surf culture has been established as the apex of cool. The worship of surfing “style” took off in the ‘60s when the Beach Boys harmonized about a world where “everybody’d be surfin’ []

Adrenaline junkies on the side of a mountain

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The Adrenaline & Zen Cocktail: Resetting the Mind & Body

When wellness travel’s evolution is discussed, it’s often represented as a series of consecutive “waves,“ with the first wave all about Zen-like spa pampering, stress reduction and yoga, and the ascendant wave about out-in-nature and high adventure experiences. But it’s not a case of the more extreme adventure trend replacing the Zen trend: more high-adrenaline []

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Escape to the Magic of Trump SoHo

The posh Trump SoHo features New York’s only private luxury hammam experience and is just a 12-minute walk from Washington Square Park. Guests enjoy the ultimate in luxury as they dine at unique restaurants and unwind over cocktails in The Library or retreat to the seasonal Bar d’Eau with its outdoor pool deck. Inspired by the cobblestone streets and the history of the neighborhood, the intimate yet dramatic hotel reflects SoHo’s unique environment.

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Discover a Haven of Tranquility

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London welcomes you with legendary service, steeped in the values of the orient. Overlooking Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, The Mandarin Oriental features elegant rooms, a Guest Services Manager on every floor to cater to guests’ needs, two outstanding restaurants and a stunning bar.

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Savor the Flavors of Fall Spa Experience

A 12-minute walk from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the premier Ritz-Carlton Denver is renowned for its plush accommodations, spectacular spa, acclaimed fine dining and impeccable service. Spacious guest rooms feature baths with soaking tubs and rainforest showerheads, and guests enjoy free access to an adjacent fitness center with an indoor pool.

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Vienna Visions

A gateway between East and West Europe, Vienna’s spectacular architecture and rich cultural heritage make it a favorite among American and international travelers. There’s beauty to be found around every corner and friendly locals will point you to a great meal.