Healthy hotels offer juice-themed vacations and more
By Aimee Heckel
Hospitality at hotels has become more than just thorough room service, friendly staff and a continental breakfast in the morning. One of the top trends for 2013 is an increase in “healthy hotels,” even at chains, according to SpaFinder’s Top 10 Spa and Wellness Trends report.
Beyond gyms and spas, hotels are now increasingly expected to also provide customized gluten-free and vegan meals. Many hotels are also offering juice-theme vacations.
That would be vacation packages centered around a juice cleanse for your body.
The juice trend
The Standard Spa in Miami Beach, Fla., offers a juice program. Sign up for a three- or five-day spa and juice cleanse program. This comes in addition to the Standard Spa’s already extensive wellness offerings, such as an arctic plunge, Roman waterfall hot tub, a Scotch Hose (high-pressure hoses designed to stimulate the lymphs and blood) and sound pool.
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The Four Seasons The Biltmore in Santa Barbara, Calif., also offers an organic juice bar. Pick from an assortment of fruits and veggies to build your own smoothie.
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The Gluten Free Hotels Guide is a helpful listing of hotels around the world that offer gluten-free alternatives for guests.
For example, the Inn on Randolph in Napa, Calif., is completely gluten-free — even the bath products. Rates start at $175 per night. Take a gluten-free cooking class and enjoy breakfast made out of fresh ingredients from the inn’s own gardens.
Looking for more healthy hotel options?
Check out the Healthy Hotels Program. It is an initiative designed to connect travelers with clean and healthy rooms, using toxicology and biology standards. Clean, clean, clean. Browse the healthy hotels guide to find a hotel in your next destination.
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