Eight Ways to Enhance Hotel Wellness Offerings
By Veljko Savic Spa Director, Coronado Island Marriott | December 29, 2019
Travel as we know it has evolved completely in recent years. As our culture has increasingly prioritized and become aware of their physical and mental well being, the concept of wellness travel has transitioned from a luxury to an expectation.
More than ever, travelers are motivated to exercise, spend time enhancing their spirituality, maintain a diet, and seek a certain quality of relaxation and sleep while on the road. As hotels, we now see the concept of general wellness viewed as a daily, active pursuit, and even a motivating factor when it comes to deciding where to book a stay.
For travelers, often the idea of a wellness retreat or spa vacation has felt like a far off dream or something that requires an over-the-top budget. Now more than ever though, we are seeing this trend change as travelers are increasingly seeking daily touches of health and more approachable wellness vacations.
No longer is wellness only achievable at the spa, it is an all-encompassing approach to travel that can and should be integrated throughout every hotel outlet. Wellness is not limited to any one sort of traveler. From children to adults, family vacations, business trips, couples retreats, and weekend's away…wellness can be experienced in some form, by all.
Treating oneself to these sort of experiences often does not even require a trip to the spa anymore as hotels are finding ways to weave fitness experiences, pop-up spa treatments, and healthy dining options throughout the property. As hotel executives, our role is to find new and innovative ways to create a property-wide spa experience and meet the desires of our guests. We can do this by providing experiences that authentically tell the property's story and showcases their unique approach to wellness.