Wellness Hotlist: 5 New Trends From Around the World
Some wellness concepts come and go, but these five innovative programs, treatments and retreats might have come to stay.
August 30, 2022
Slumber Guru, Oman
Travelers flock to this breathtaking location in search of restful sleep. © Anantara
At the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar in Oman, they know how important healthy sleep is. The Slumber Guru's job is to ensure you'll get some, too. With a selection of Omani herbal and chocolate dream packs, they make it easy to fall asleep at night. An aromatic bath is followed by a relaxing massage. Also new to the resort, by the way, is Gabriele Kurz's wellness cuisine. The German expert in healthy nutrition has created recipes for the world's highest situated five-star resort that ensure lasting well-being. Some of the ingredients come from the resort's own local cultivation.
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
No 110, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Nizwa 621, Oman
Tel: +968 25 218000
Price: doubles from €290 incl. breakfast
Spa Safari™ Nihioka, Indonesia
NIHI Sumba is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and is considered one of the best hotels in Indonesia. © LHW
At NIHI Sumba you can now embark on a safari to your own well-being. The journey begins at sunrise with a hike through rolling hills, rice fields and a Sumbanese village. Afterwards, you're treated to a hearty breakfast on a platform overlooking the bay. From there, a spa therapist will escorts you to your private bale. From an extensive spa menu, the on-site experts put together a customized program of body scrubs, massages and facials. Get ready for non-stop pampering before you had back to the resort at sundown (on horseback, if you wish).
Hoba Wawi, Wanokaka, West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 757 149
Price: Doubles from €1,928 per night
Integrative Wellness Therapy, Maldives
You'll forget you've ever even been stressed when you check in here. © The Ozen Collection
More than a spa: they're about to become one of the world's leading wellness destinations. We're talking about the two islands of The Ozen Collection. At both the Ozen Reserve Bolifushi and the Ozen Life Madhoo , guests are treated to extensive wellness programs. Get ready to enter a state of deep relaxation thanks to "integrative wellness therapy." Led by Gagandeep Singh, the restorative, healing and revitalizing treatments are based on ancient rituals to re-balance body and mind by releasing tension in the muscles.
Ozen Life Bolifushi
Bolifushi Island Kaafu Atoll, 20222, Maldives
Tel: +960 664-2020
Price: doubles from €1,786 per night
BLESS My Soul, Madrid & Ibiza
Restful sleep is not all that's on the menu here: expect plenty of treatments at the spa as well. © Bless Collection Hotels
In hyper-connected and fast-moving times like these, good sleep has become somewhat of a luxury. Yet it's essential for our overall health. Lack of sleep is often accompanied by a lack of exercise and a lot of stress. The new wellness offer BLESS My Soul at the Bless Collection Hotels in Madrid and Ibiza is here to offer relief. The wellness concept combines sleep therapy, gastronomy, yoga and spa treatments. At BLESS Hotel Ibiza, special rooms with Balinese beds aim to lull you to sleep. Also part of the experience is unlimited access to the spa. And as the only hotel in Madrid, the BLESS Wellbeing Terrace Villas at BLESS Hotel Madrid offer sleep systems by HOGO.
BLESS Hotel Madrid
C. de Velázquez, 62, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Tel.: +39 915 75 28 00
Price: doubles from approx. €630 per night
Dog spa, Ibiza
It goes without saying that your fur babies are only treated to the very best and safest products. © Nobu Hotels
It might sound crazy, but hear us out. If you deserve to get pampered at a spa, why shouldn't your dog enjoy the same? After all, most dog owners consider their fur babies members of the family. Nobu Hotel Ibiza seems to agree, seeing as they just presented the world's first dog spa on the Balearic island. Moisturizing paw massages, full-body treatments and healthy treats are on the menu. The dog spa also partners with a local animal welfare organization: anyone who sponsors one of their dogs will receive a 20 percent discount on treatments for their own four-legged friend.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
Carrer de Ses Feixes, 52, 07800, Illes Balears, Spain
Tel: +34 971 19 22 22
Price: doubles from approx. €530 per night