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How Wellness Became Big Business in America

JLL Real Views | October 26, 2018

During a '60 Minutes' segment on health in 1979, anchor Dan Rather said, "'Wellness': there's a word you don't hear every day." Four decades later, the word is ingrained into the paces of modern life, from a spirulina-infused smoothie in the morning, to an evening sound-healing session at the office, offered as part of a corporate wellness program. "Wellness went from a niche concern – something 'granola' – to something that is mainstream," says Carl Muhlstein, who leads a landlord agency leasing team at JLL. With mass appeal comes mass profit. The wellness industry is now valued at US$4.2 trillion, having grown 12.8 perce...

Spa 2.0: How to Find Profits in the Emerging Wellness 2.0

Babs Harrison | October 23, 2018

By Babs Harrison Face a stark reality: many resort and hotel spas disappoint management and owners alike when it comes to guest usage and the resulting profits. Word of advice: it will only get worse for those pursuing a rigid spa menu of services and activities. Spa just isn't a universally powerful guest magnet anymore, in part because of the sheer number of spas, in part because a "been there, done that" indifference has spread across many potential guests when they think about a spa vacation. Wellness is a powerful magnet - it's new, there's major buzz, and many swear by its benefits. That's why for those ...

Hotels Use Tech and Design to Expand Within the Wellness World

Kacey Bradley | July 16, 2018

By Kacey Bradley It's no secret that the hotel industry is one the world's largest industries. They're consistently being utilized by travelers from all over the world – some more than others. Hotels are special because they become a home away from home for those who continuously travel or those who take a vacation. Either way, visitors want a safe place at the end of each day where they can decompress and relax. Wellness has become its own booming industry. Everything from spin studios, fitness boutiques, organic meal services and more play such an integral part in people's everyday lives, they want to continue their focus on we...

Beyond Spa – Embrace the Wellness Revolution

Babs Harrison | June 8, 2018

By Babs Harrison Spa directors are in a funk. Many see declining bookings and just about all see diminished buzz but face reality: the pendulum has swung and the spa that had been so in maybe 10 years ago now is plummeting towards obsolescence. There's a stampede of guests occurring - just not for the same-old spa services. Smart properties already are enjoying boom times. That's the boldfaced message in a New York Times story by reporter Elaine Glusac headlined "Your Next Trip Might Change Your Life." Once upon a time, a pampering vacation involving lots of massages, some Sanskrit chanting, a twirl of a crystal, an...

Health and Success in the Summer of 2018

Robert A. Rauch | May 2, 2018

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA I seldom write about success or health, typically favoring hotel operations, leadership, finance, marketing or forecasts. But today, I offer a summer check up on our success, health, wellness and overall fitness plan, one that I have just commenced. Because it is May, we have a full summer ahead of us. After reading Tom Brady's new book, The TB-12 Method, my colleague, Larry Broughton's book, Flashpoints for achievers and a book by Bob Burg and John David Mann, called Go-Giver, I decided this was the perfect time to set up a summer program for health and success. Brady's book is about pliability, flexibility, fi...

Factors Driving Hotel Wellness, Asset Management and Revenue

Mia A. Mackman | April 17, 2018

By Mia A. Mackman This article reveals how spa and wellness aspects are disseminated throughout the whole guest experience, and how wellness motivated design and construction elements complement property development, enhance marketability and engagement and is spurring new growth across the hospitality sector. This article also examines how critical management adjustments, and product and service enhancements can significantly add value, increase RevPAR and improve average daily rate performance. Built-In from the Ground Up Hotel design aspects have lined up with wellness construction counterparts and evolved into a thriving wellness-...

Wellness – What’s Next for Hotels?

Chamberlin | March 1, 2018

In the travel industry, wellness is more valuable than ever. People are living healthier lifestyles, and they don't want to give that up when they're on the road. According to the Global Wellness Institute, travelers are set to spend more than $800 billion on health-focused trips by 2020. Health-focused resorts around the world are finding exciting new ways to capitalize on this growing demand, and paving the way for smaller properties to enhance their own wellness offerings. The Global Wellness Summit recently released several studies including "A New Era of Transformative Wellness Travel" which reported that destinations are creating...

WESTIN NEW YORK GRAND CENTRAL SAYS GOODBYE TO “BRAIN DRAIN,” LAUNCHES WestinWORKOUT® MEETING BREAKS

JMCPR | September 4, 2013

NEW YORK – Frequent business meeting and conference attendees know that long, intense meeting sessions can sometimes leave attendees feeling "brain drain." The Westin New York Grand Central Hotel has launched a new program that aims to recharge meetings with a new fitness-themed WestinWORKOUT® group meeting break, featuring group stretching and exercises accompanied by healthy food and beverage selections. During the meeting breaks, attendees will power up with a 30-minute workout led by Molly Winter Fitness, including exercises designed to rejuvenate muscles and minds. Nourishing menu selections that accompany the breaks include fr...

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