If you’re looking to reward your top performers with the ultimate chance to relax and unwind from their daily jobs, then a wellness retreat is the perfect pick for your next travel incentive. From wholesome homegrown food to mindfulness workshops and connecting with nature, we’ve picked our top 10 hotels and resorts that offer more than a luxury spa – that’s just one piece of the pie – where your employees will be sure to disconnect and recuperate…
Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali
Known for its yoga retreats and zen lifestyle, Bali is a perfect location for a wellness retreat. For an authentic experience we love the Spa Village Resort in Tembok. This spiritual destination weaves every aspect of Balinese culture to ensure guests experience an authentic, healthy stay through wholesome cuisine, rejuvenating spa treatments, mindfulness, hands-on wellness workshops and natural practices. Every element has been considered from no TVs in bedrooms to mobile-free zones and bespoke programmes include women-only yoga retreats and holistic life holidays with cooking classes, daily movement and starlight gazing.
Hotel Stoos, Switzerland
Within Switzerland’s central mountain village, Hotel Stoos is a wellness oasis that is all aboout connecting with nature. First opened in the 1880s, this spa house has flourished into a top wellbeing retreat with a focus on holistic health. The décor reflects its natural surroundings throughout 78 guest rooms, two Swiss restaurants, meeting space and a spa. During their stay, guests can also take part in a personalised yoga programme with outdoor lessons taking place above Lake Lucerne.
1 Hotel South Beach, USA
Miami’s 1 Hotel South Beach is a resort that bases itself on ‘Mind and Movement’. From the organic cotton linens to the farm-stand fresh restaurants, each element has been carefully considered to provide a truly holistic guest experience. As well as a health sanctuary, 54-bike studio and boutique spa, 1 Hotel offers dedicated Wellness Gurus to guests of their VIP Retreat Collection.
Six Senses, Bhutan
Opening throughout 2019, the Six Senses Bhutan comprises of five separate retreats, each intimately set within among the colourful Himalayan valleys. From the design to the nutrition, to the wellness experiences, each of the individual lodges is themed around one of Bhutan’s five principles of happiness from self-discovery to comfort in sleep. Guests will be required to set their intentions at the start of each destination before marking their spiritual and physical journey with charms on a bracelet. The inns house a total of 82 rooms.
Daylesford Organic Farm, United Kingdom
The Cotswolds’ organic farm, Daylesford, is not just the UK’s favourite spot for sustainable, local produce. A selection of converted farmhouses and cottages reconnect guests with nature in the beautiful countryside with complimentary spa treatments at Daylesford’s Bamford Haybarn Spa. Guests can also book a dedicated restorative retreat with organic cooking classes, space to rest and peaceful surroundings.
Mandarin Oriental Marrakech, Morocco
Traditional Hamman spas are a part of everyday Moroccan life. As well as being a place to cleanse and relax they are considered a social activity and escape from stress. Minutes from the bustling city of Marrakech, the Mandarin Oriental is 5* luxury resort that embraces the Moroccan Hamman. As well as a 19,000 square foot spa complete with a yoga studio and relaxation room, elements of this tradition are found throughout the hotel including locally made soaps in the guest rooms, handmade furnishings and in-room yoga mats. But don’t think you have to stay inside. Guests can also hire bikes to explore the 50 acre property, relax within their very own rose garden or try organic produce grown in the Mandarin’s very own vegetable garden.
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa, Canada
Hidden within the peaks of British Columbia, Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat is a wellbeing destination that reaps rewards. Voted #1 Top Resort in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler (as well as many other titles), the programme is a favourite for those who want to reduce stress, improve sleep, increase energy and get moving. Onsite activities include daily mountain hikes, sunrise yoga, healthy prepared meals and a state-of-the-art spa, whilst accommodation takes place in a traditional yet luxurious Canadian lodge, perfect for small groups.
Bio und Wellnesshotel Alpenblick, Germany
Located in Germany’s Black Forest with a view of the snowy Alps, the 4* Alpenblick Spa Hotel is a true escape from busy life. As well as fresh mountain air, its Höchenschwand location is the sunniest spot in Germany due to its high altitude, perfect for walking, skiing and exploring the surroundings. The wellness hotel focuses on four pillars; nutrition, exercise, relaxation and positive thinking. So whilst guests can relax in salt pools and saunas, there are also chill-out rooms and organic cuisines to enjoy.
Bulgari Hotel Milano, Italy
Located in downtown Milan, the luxurious Bulgari Hotel is a perfect wellness escape for city lovers, hidden among botanical gardens and courtyards. Guests can join a holistic wellness programme, with signature training, expert instructors, bespoke nutrition, as well as a gold illuminated spa with stimulated heat experiences to unwind the body and mind. The rest of the hotel combines rich African materials, precious textures and Italian stone to emulate the slick, opulent Bulgari style.
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, United Kingdom
Chewton Glen is known for being a Royal Family favourite which doesn’t come as a surprise when you consider its exclusivity and beauty. 130 acres of woodland extend to the New Forest National Park and southern coastline, providing plenty of opportunity for a stroll with a view, a sea breeze and relaxation. A firm choice for those who want to reconnect with nature, the grounds are populated with walking trails as well as a golf course, tennis centre and suite of spa facilities. Chewton Glen also has an onsite cookery school, perfect for groups who can relax, bond and learn over seasonal, organic food.
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