Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort, in Oak Brook, Illinois has opened a Fitness, Lifestyle & Wellness Centre that will be available to hotel guests as well as local residents and businesses on a membership basis.
The 386-room, multi-faceted resort – also home to the Championship Willow Crest Golf Club – now will offer a round-the-clock fitness room, boot camp for both adults and children, and spin and yoga classes (including a special yoga class for golfers) in a country club setting.
Other amenities for active/fitness options include indoor/outdoor swimming pools, tennis, and basketball and volleyball courts, all complimentary to hotel guests. For classes and boot camps, a charge of $25/$30 per class will apply for guests who are not members of the club.
Croatia-based Katarina Line has announced August 19 to 26 as the dates of its 2017 Yoga & Cruise program. Launched in 2016, the seven-night yoga cruise will depart from the city of Split in Croatia and make stops allowing passengers to explore the Dalmatian islands and coastline.
The program includes daily yoga and meditation sessions led by certified TriYoga teacher Renata Reiner, and is designed for both beginners as well as those who practice yoga on a regular basis. One of the highlights is the opportunity to practice yoga in unique settings such as Lastovo Islands Nature Park.
Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu, a new upscale resort built around the Japanese onsen (hot spring) opened this week in the town of Hakone, Japan. Surrounded by Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park near Mount Fuji, the popular destination and designated geopark is located about a two-hour drive/train ride from Tokyo.
The resort’s most unique feature is that all 150 Japanese-style guest rooms have private, open-air, hot spring baths. Other facilities include two large onsen, a hot spring-themed amusement park, a renowned botanical garden, a spa and two on-site Japanese restaurants.
The developer, Fujita Kanko has been operating resorts in Hakone for more than 60 years.
Spa vacations are alive and well—and demand is soaring.
For the first time, the Art of Living Retreat Center and Shankara Ayurveda Spa is offering a travel agent program and a travel agent fam trip in the last weekend of March.
U.S. wellness industry stats and trends bode well for wellness sector agent specialists.
Accor hopes to redefine the luxury segment—and is ‘reviewing, revamping and re-launching’ its rewards program for luxury agents who help sell it.
Wellness retreats at mainstream hotels and resorts create more products for agents to sell.
A healthy growth spurt in wellness-oriented travel brings more supply to meet a growing demand.
DMCs look to strategic initiatives to position and promote their destinations for wellness.