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Industry InsIghts Four seasons La has seen a 50 per cent increase in sales of its well rooms

STAYING WELL

Wellness and fitness are continuing to make their way out of the spa and gym – and into hotel guestrooms and public spaces. Jane Kitchen takes a look at how some of the biggest operators are addressing the new trend of wellness rooms

J Wellness guestrooms are the new hotel standard says Molloy

ust six years ago, the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas and wellness real estate firm Delos partnered to create the first Stay Well rooms – designed as hotel rooms that “optimise and support the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of guests”. Delos worked with doctors at Columbia University Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic, as well as architects

and engineers, to develop the first 42 Stay Well rooms, which made their debut in 2012, offering features like circadian lighting, air purification, aromatherapy and vitamin C-infused showers – all available at an upcharge of around US$30 (€26, £23) a night (see SB14/1 p28). Today, the idea has expanded, with both Marriott and Four Seasons collaborating with Delos and other hotel www.spahandbook.com

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Spa Business_handbook 2019-2020  

The global resource for spa professionals

Spa Business_handbook 2019-2020  

The global resource for spa professionals