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Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary Nominated for Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World

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Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary Nominated for Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World - - TRAVELINDEXKoh Samui, Thailand, August 23, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Kamalaya has been one of the top destinations for people seeking to improve their health and well-being for the last 15 years and is delighted to be recognized as one of the leaders in the world with this prestigious nomination at Top25 Hotels.

It is a joy and an honor for the whole team to be counted among the best hotels in the world. Kamalaya has stayed open during this whole challenging time, and each one of our fantastic hosts truly deserves this nomination“, says Bruce Ryde, Kamalaya’s General Manager. “And while we watch the world slowly recover, we become increasingly aware of how much we need physical and emotional balance. Therefore, I am happy to announce that we can bring the authentic Kamalaya experience to your own home while you are waiting to travel to Thailand. We called it ‘Kamalaya Connect’ because it allows everyone to take full advantage of the legendary holistic wellness expertise. Our online platform provides access to custom-made wellness programs and educational courses, personalized support from expert practitioners and one-on-one consultations, engaging podcasts and helpful life-hacks on health, food, and wellness. The only thing that’s missing is the beach.”

How does it work?

Kamalaya’s approach to wellness has always been holistic, considering every aspect of a guest’s health. Body, heart, and mind are all given careful attention to achieve optimal goals. And exactly like at Kamalaya Koh Samui, at the beginning of a Kamalaya Connect journey, guests decide on which area of their life they want to focus on: increase physical energy and strength, relieve stress and anxiety, or find a new peace of mind.

There are four wellness programs to choose from: Emotional Transformation, Fit for Life, Immune Support and Weight Management. Each program consists of tailormade one-on-one sessions and depending on the choice, they include personal mentoring and stress management, individual meditation, yoga, Pilates, physiotherapy exercises and breathing classes, nutritional guidance, and mindfulness training. Together with a wellness expert, a schedule is set up to follow the program – just like someone would at Kamalaya Koh Samui.

Wellness programs start from USD 684, or guests may prefer to instead book select wellness consultations, which start at USD 86. All Kamalaya Connect bookings can be made directly online.

With this wonderful worldwide recognition of our wellness expertise, our hosts are looking forward to welcoming guests from near and far to discover for themselves the magic of Kamalaya.

About Kamalaya Koh Samui
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa is a multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary located on the southern coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Founded by John and Karina Stewart in 2005, Kamalaya offers a synergistic wellness experience that helps people reconnect to life’s potential and achieve optimal wellbeing. It integrates healing therapies from East and West, a beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy gourmet cuisine and a variety of results-oriented wellness programs ranging from Detoxification to Stress & Burnout, as well as Healthy Lifestyle, Yoga Synergy and Emotional Balance. Kamalaya’s latest wellness program ‘Immunity & Resilience’ was launched in May 2020. It is dedicated to support physical health and resilience of heart and mind. More info:

About – World’s Best Luxury Hotels is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts, eco-lodges, retreats and private islands featuring the top 25 luxury properties in the world and each destination. by Travelindex is the world’s only rating system based on natural language processing technology combined with human expertise. The ratings and rankings are synthesized by a proprietary, artificial intelligence algorithm and re-assessed by some of the world’s top hospitality experts. The company puts a priority on the integration of reliable data with human discernment to make trusted information accessible to all.

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Wellness Centre at PGA Catalunya Offers Immunity Support Programme

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Wellness Centre at PGA Catalunya Offers Immunity Support Programme - TRAVELINDEXGirona, Spain, August 23, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Set in 540 hectares of Mediterranean forest featuring stunning woodlands and lakes, PGA Catalunya offers a truly holistic experience that integrates physical and mental health into a space that nurtures fulfilment through golf, leisure, and low-density living. The Resort’s new Wellness Centre which opened in early 2021, meets guests’ needs in a holistic and personalised way, whether they are seeking an escape from the stresses of everyday life or looking to make a conscious shift towards a healthier lifestyle, focusing on healing techniques accelerated by high-tech therapy.

The Wellness Centre is located beside the 5-star Hotel Camiral in the heart of the resort, its design – crafted by the renowned Lagula Arquitectes – takes inspiration from the Japanese principles of unaltered natural beauty, quiet solitude, and simplicity, blending seamlessly with the landscape and surrounding gardens.

The Wellness Centre offers a variety of day and residential programmes, focused on Celebration and Vitality concepts, such as detox, immune boosting, sports recovery, and anti-ageing whilst being thoughtfully crafted to reflect guests’ needs, interests and time. All the programmes offer access to integrated treatments, therapies, and experiences within a relaxed, spacious environment where guests can feel the tangible benefits immediately.

The Immunity Support Programme is a blissful two-day treatment plan designed to stimulate and support your immune system by boosting the circulation and delivering vitamins and minerals at a cellular level. The experts have carefully combined traditional hands-on treatments, including the signature hammam treatment and hot/cold movement based on Kneipp therapy, with cutting-edge therapies and vitamin infusions to support the immune system’s optimal functionality in a uniquely powerful way.

The two-day programme includes:
– Signature hammam experience
– 60-minute massage of your choice
– Intravenous vitamin infusion featuring a highly efficient blend of vitamins and minerals designed to provide immediate support. Provided by NADclinic London.
– Five further high-tech therapy sessions
– Access to all areas of the Wellness Centre
– 2x night stay at 5-star Hotel Camiral

About PGA Catalunya Gold and Wellness:
PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness is placed in 540 hectares of Mediterranean forest and located just one hour from Barcelona, with many national and international road, rail and air connections and just 20 minutes from the historic town of Girona. Travel seamlessly from Catalunya’s cultural hub or Girona’s culinary quarter with our private chauffeurs or take advantage of our airport transfer service and arrive straight from Girona-Costa Brava airport, just 6km away.

With golf and wellness at its centre, PGA Catalunya is a retreat for families, friends and individuals looking to reconnect with nature and embrace a little adventure.

Active pursuits, including two of Spain’s finest golf courses, a luxury 5-star hotel, Hotel Camiral alongside exceptional experiences and activities for all abilities in the surrounding nature challenge your body and mind, while explorers can take to the skies and the seas. At the heart is the Wellness Centre (opened in 2021): a holistic sanctuary with treatments personalised to the needs of your mind, body and soul. Locally sourced, seasonal produce is in abundance paired with a fresh serving of Mediterranean cuisine to complement a healthy lifestyle.

PGA Catalunya offers a selection of villa plots for sale, enabling owners the option to undertake their own project in keeping with the architectural concept of the resort, or letting the experienced Resort team take care of the construction of their dream villa. In addition to this, PGA Catalunya offers a variety of ready to live luxury villas designed by award winning architects. Each villa is unique yet instantly recognizable by its modern design and perfect integration with the natural surroundings, offering comfort and wellbeing with a Mediterranean lifestyle. Leading the way in next-generation “wellbeing/wellness” architecture and property design, PGA Catalunya unveiled its latest luxury real estate offering – the WELL Villa concept designed to provide the homeowner with a true holistic living experience.

The Residents’ Club offers owners a dedicated team to assist with any enquiries, as well as access to extensive facilities including a 20m outdoor pool with spacious terrace, solarium, children’s pool and latest generation Technogym fitness room. Residents can also enjoy fresh produce all year around from the Kitchen Garden where they can collect their own vegetables and fruits accompanied by PGA Catalunya’s resident biologist.

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Miraval Resorts Launches Celebration of the Arts

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Miraval Resorts Launches Celebration of the Arts - TRAVELINDEXArizona, United States, July 8, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Miraval Resorts, Hyatt’s destination spa brand with three award-winning resorts, today announces Celebration of the Arts, a new program designed to promote the therapeutic benefits of the arts. The Celebration of the Arts, which launches this summer at Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and Miraval Berkshires, will debut new art programming that is designed to encourage spiritual and emotional nourishment. The new activities will complement and raise awareness for the diverse, existing art programming available at Miraval resorts, which has been central to the brand’s wellness offerings for more than 25 years. As part of the program, Miraval resorts will also invite a celebrated local artist to stay in-residence at each of the three properties to create a mural for the resort and interact with guests as they observe the creative process.

“Miraval has long been an advocate of the arts and its powerful benefits of mindfulness,” said Susan Santiago, head of Miraval operations at Hyatt. “For years, the Miraval brand has championed the works of local artisans, from the sculpture collection at Miraval Arizona to the paintings within the halls of Miraval Berkshires, and has offered creative activities that allow guests to focus on the present moment and look inwards. We’re excited to launch the Celebration of the Arts this summer, which will further immerse our guests in the culture of their destination and help them cultivate meaningful relationships with themselves, other guests and our resident artists.”

Miraval Arizona

During the Celebration of the Arts, Miraval Arizona will invite Lucinda Hinojos to be artist-in-residence this summer. Lucinda, who is of Xicana, Apache and Yaqui descent, is a self-taught muralist and painter who began her arts career by curating underground art exhibits for local artists. She advocates for women’s and immigrant’s rights through her work, and she has frequently worked with immigrant rights organizations to organize art shows. From June 28 to July 23, Lucinda will design and bring to life a mural that embodies her artistic flair and values.

Guests at Miraval Arizona will be encouraged to explore their imagination and enhance their intuition through a myriad of programs, including Paint the Music, a thought-provoking workshop that uses music to immerse guests in an unconstrained and playful experience while guiding them to produce a personal piece of artwork. Guests will also be able to further expand their consciousness in another program titled Artistic Expression Under Glass¸ where they learn to embrace their artistic abilities and foster a greater sense of wellbeing through the art of reverse-painting, a technique that asks guests to work backwards and rethink their approach to accomplishing goals.

Miraval Austin

Self-taught artist Sadé Lawson will be the resident artist at Miraval Austin throughout August. Sadé, who channels the ambitious and creative energy of women in her life into her artwork, has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Austin since 2018. Using her creativity to process the world around her, Sadé harnesses the power of color to address topics from mental wellbeing and racial identity to hope and inspiration. During her stay at Miraval Austin, Sadé will design a mural by the resort’s Discovery Pool.

Coinciding with Sadé’s residency this summer, Miraval Austin will offer Mindful Mandala Rock Painting, a workshop where guests paint and sculpt mandalas, ancient circles that can be used to center oneself and connect with others. Guests will also be able to partake in a new class titled Suminigashi: The Art of Letting Go. During this activity, guests paint with ink on water, creating moving marble designs that flow without manipulation. This beautiful art form reminds guests to free themselves of expectation, a philosophy that mirrors the unrestricted strokes of ink as they glide above the water.

Miraval Berkshires

In August, painter and graphic designer Jesse Tobin McCauley will be featured as Miraval Berkshires’ artist-in-residence and create a mural in the tunnel that connects the main resort grounds with the Meadowview Farm and Barn. A resident of Pittsfield, Mass., Jesse studied art at Otis College of Art & Design and has worked as a graphic designer in Los Angeles, New York and the Berkshires. She sits on the board of the Berkshire Art Association, a non-profit organization that aims to increase local access to the arts, and is also part of Group W, an art collective that conceptualizes and holds large-scale exhibitions. Her artwork, which is often characterized by impactful bursts of saturated color, evokes a sense of whimsy and joy from its viewers.

At Miraval Berkshires, guests will be able to partake in the mural’s creation process through interactive chalkboard frames that invite guests to answer introspective questions. Prompts such as “What is your intention?” and “What are you grateful for?” will be displayed in the tunnel, and guests will be encouraged to write their answers on the chalkboards and reflect on their Miraval journey. Coinciding with Jesse’s residency, Miraval Berkshires will also launch a new program named Manifest Your Desires: A Vision Board Creation. During this activity, guests will utilize their creative spirit to construct a vision board, a visual representation of their goals and dreams actualized through imagery and artwork. This activity is intended to inspire and empower guests as they focus their intentions and transform them into reality.

About Miraval
The Miraval brand is a global leader in wellness resorts and spas. Miraval Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. pioneered the destination wellness spa resort category more than 25 years ago with its comprehensive program of mindfulness activities, destination-inspired experiences and spa treatments that incorporate modalities from around the globe.  In 2017, Miraval joined the Hyatt portfolio bringing its in-depth approach to wellness to Hyatt guests and World of Hyatt members globally. In February 2019, Miraval Austin opened in Texas as the brand’s second wellness resort. The newest resort, Miraval Berkshires, located in Lenox, Mass., opened as the brand’s first East Coast destination in July 2020. Together, all three Miraval resorts inspire guests to create a life in balance, foster positivity and cultivate mindfulness.Read original article at Hyatt Newsroom

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Banyan Tree Lang Co Provides Wellbeing for Mind, Body and Soul

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Banyan Tree Lang Co Provides Wellbeing for Mind, Body and Soul - TRAVELINDEXLang Co, Vietnam, July 5, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Laguna Lang Co is leading the charge for a different kind of wellness experience in Vietnam following the launch by Banyan Tree of Wellbeing Sanctuaries, its multi-ranging new concept.

With the global pandemic and its wide-ranging repercussions impacting mental and physical health, wellbeing opportunities are expected to rank high on the list of traveller desires when the world finally reopens.

To meet the anticipated demand from health-conscious travellers, Banyan Tree Group — the Singapore-headquartered global hospitality group — is rolling out a new concept at its properties around the world, including at its multi-award-winning resort at Laguna Lang Co.

In addition to its Banyan Tree Lang Co resort, Laguna Lang Co is renowned for its acclaimed golf component, a championship signature designed golf course by UK legend Sir Nick Faldo. Now golfers visiting Lang Co will be able to enhance their state of Zen by harnessing time on the links with the extra wellness services provided through the Wellbeing Sanctuary concept.

The concept, which will be launching throughout 2021 and 2022, combines private villas, dedicated dining options, spas, multifunctional practice spaces and other leisure offerings into one exclusive journey.

Developed over two years with customer input informing its components, Banyan Tree’s Wellbeing approach is codified through 8 pillars: Sleep Well, Dietary Awareness, Interaction, Intimacy and Involvement, Physical Vitality, Cultivating the Mind, Learning and Development, Harmony with Nature and Sustained Practices.

“We look forward to introducing the Wellbeing Sanctuary concept to Vietnam,” said Adam Calver, Director of Golf and Destination Marketing at Laguna Lang Co. “It is our hope that in discovering simple yet impactful ways to improve their wellbeing, our guests will integrate these practices when they return home, into their daily lives.”

Each Wellbeing Sanctuary gives guests the chance to tailor their own stay. Guests can pick and choose according to personal preference from a variety of activities on and off the course.

A typical stay at a Banyan Tree Wellbeing Sanctuary includes:

  • Accommodation at a wellbeing villa designed for sleep enhancement
  • In-room amenities such as yoga mats, stretch bands and singing bowls
  • Pre-sleep bath and body rituals
  • Balanced healthy meals and mini-bar provisions using locally sourced ingredients
  • Bodywork and Spa therapy experience
  • Access to 50 simple but impactful wellbeing activities, inspired by the destination
  • Personalised, take-home wellbeing guide for sustained learning

The concept will make its debut in China, before premiering in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco and Thailand over the next 12 months.

“We have always been known for our spa experiences,” says Ho Renyung, Senior Vice President, Brand HQ of Banyan Tree Holdings. “We are now going beyond that with a unique approach that combines personal wellbeing and greater sustainability into one concept.”

First published at – Global Travel News

Autograph Hotels Welcomes Grotta Giusti Thermal Spa Resort

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Milan, Italy, May 17, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Grotta Giusti Thermal Spa Resort of the Italian Hospitality Collection group in Monsummano Terme, Tuscany, which is scheduled to reopen in summer 2021 following important renovations, will become part of Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s diverse and dynamic portfolio of independent hotels. The historic 19th-century villa…


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Dusit International Introduces New Wellness Concept Devarana Wellness

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Bangkok, Thailand, May 10, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has responded to the increasingly health-conscious aspirations of global travellers by introducing its new group-wide wellness concept – Devarana Wellness – which aims to weave well-being elements throughout the entire stay experience at Dusit Hotels and Resorts…


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How Kamalaya Helps You to Get Through Challenging Times

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Koh Samui, Thailand, May 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Kamalaya has launched the Immunity & Resilience holistic wellness program, created specifically for this moment in time. The world-renowned holistic wellness sanctuary has provided a safe space for guests over the last year. During this period Kamalaya founder Karina Stewart and her team of wellness professionals have developed this program that is…


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UNWTO Recognizes SHA Wellness Spa for Commitment to Health Tourism

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Alicante, Spain, April 2, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recognized the Bataller family, founders of the of the SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, for their strong and ongoing commitment to health and medical tourism. Demand for health and wellbeing-centred experiences is expected to be strong, once tourism is able to resume after the pandemic.


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Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary Helps Companies with Personalised Wellness Solutions

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Koh Samui, Thailand, March 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa, the multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary on the south coast of Koh Samui, has long been a popular destination for in-the-know international travellers who want to re-energise their bodies and minds. Now, following a year of upheaval that has caused borders to close and anxieties to rise…


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