LuxeGetaways Magazine – Spring 2017 | Eric Hrubant is recognized for his passionate approach to his work within the travel industry. As a trained social worker, he now uses these skills to take the stress out of the travel process – making travel easier and more enjoyable for his clients at CIRE Travel. Being able to know when a flight is cancelled and proactively work to get his client on an alternate flight (often with a good seat or upgrade) is his specialty. Eric understands that everyone works really hard; and that in today’s world, having a travel professional as a dedicated ally is essential for everyone’s sanity, and the bottom line.
The term “Wellness” is one seen a lot these days, so Eric wanted to further explore this topic, while also highlighting five of his favorite wellness hotel and resort destinations. What do you think of when you hear the term “Wellness Travel”? Perhaps a long weekend at a luxury spa, or maybe a week being pampered at an exclusive Caribbean resort? What if you could incorporate “Wellness” into your next business trip? What if you could actually feel invigorated during your frequent business travel?
When planning your next business trip or executive retreat, selecting an urban spa/hotel can be a life changer. Fortunately, the luxury travel consultants at CIRE Travel work with a collection of some of the most desirable and distinguished properties that are ideal for any CEO that values active luxury, and the wellness lifestyle. In addition to world-class spa services and body treatments, these hotels also offer wellness menus that cater to healthy eating, as well as more specific lifestyle menus such as gluten-free, local and vegan. Additional perks can include services and amenities to help you sleep better, work out smarter or even have less stress in your everyday routines. Here are Eric’s favorite urban wellness hotels:
1. Hotel Café Royal
68 Regent Street, London
This hotel, in the heart of London, is an exclusive sanctuary complete with a wellbeing center – called Akasha – offering classes on nutrition, meditation, reiki and, of course, massage.
2. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
6801 Collins Avenue, Miami
Carillon Miami offers an integrative approach to wellness in a grand way. The wellness space is set in a luxurious multi-story 70,000 square foot indoor/out space with views of the Atlantic Ocean and cutting edge technology.
3. Conservatorium Hotel
Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam
Much like their sister hotel in London (Hotel Café Royal), Conservatorium is home to the amazing Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre that has the best gym in Amsterdam, indulgent therapies and treatments, and even a private Hamman.
4. Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills
Luxury services and amazing spas are expected in Beverly Hills, but Montage’s mineral wellness pool under the atrium is an absolute must-experience, as are the state-of-the-art diamond facials, holistic wellness therapies, and cutting edge fitness classes.
5. The Peninsula Bangkok
333 Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok
Bangkok can be a shock to your senses, but The Peninsula Bangkok is the perfect hotel for business or vacation travel. The Peninsula may be in the heart of the city, but the pool, tennis courts and spa make it feel like you are at a peaceful resort.