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4 Properties for the Perfect Weekend Zen Getaway

Embracing Wellness in The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas (St. Thomas, USVI)

Following a $100-million renovation, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas features an alluring blend of sea-inspired luxury and resort amenities. Embark on an idyllic wellness retreat at this jewel among hotels in the US Virgin Islands, where you will discover endless opportunities to rejuvenate. Set among a backdrop of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean is The Ritz-Carlton Spa, St. Thomas, offering one of the most diverse selections of therapies and spa treatments in the area. In an effort to offer a more open and memorable spa experience, the property recently expanded its spa to include a spectacular Seaside Spa Cabana.

Perched above the ocean, this private, airy space is a most spectacular and safe setting for those looking to enjoy a spa treatment without being in an indoor treatment room. Guests can indulge in the tranquility of the waves and gentle breezes, allowing them to truly relax and unwind at water’s edge. To enhance your zen, the property also offers unique Water Mai Chi classes – a guided activity that combines the techniques of Tai-chi, Shiatsu, and Watsu performed in shoulder deep water.

Embracing Wellness in Kohler, Wisconsin

Located just under an hour from Milwaukee, one can find the small village of Kohler, Wisconsin, known as Destination Kohler. The destination has continued to grow and cultivate a number of unique fitness and wellness experiences as part of their resort programming at The American Club Resort, Forbes’ only Five-Star and AAA Diamond Resort Hotel. Guests that stay in The Carriage House suites at The American Club Resort have unlimited access to classes at Destination Kohler’s hyper-focused indoor cycling studio, Bold Cycle, yoga classes at Yoga on the Lake, hiking trail access at River Wildlife, plus more, all of which are included in their stay.

Kohler is also is home to Kohler Well-Being, a wellness event that launched in 2019, featuring a weekend of all things well-being that brings industry leaders from across the US pioneering the art of wellness through mindfulness, discovery and well-being experiences. Kohler is also home to the Kohler Waters Spa, a leader in the hydrotherapy space and one of only 64 five-star rated spas in the world.

Embracing Wellness at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

The JW Marriott Tampa Water Street hotel offers amenities and programming to elevate its idyllic location in the buzzing Water Street neighborhood, which boasts refreshingly open spaces like the Tampa Riverwalk Bayshore Boulevard (one of the longest continuous sidewalks in the United States) making it the ultimate wellness destination. The hotel’s full programming can be found here, which includes wellness programming like aromatherapy, yoga, meditation rituals, Wine and Paint nights, and much more. Guests also have the option of booking the hotel’s signature Stay Well™ suites, complete with air purifiers, vitamin-infused showers, and everything you need to ensure wellness is included in every aspect of your stay.

Those looking to elevate their wellness experience further can relax on the rooftop pool, enjoy one of the unique treatments at the luxurious Spa by JW, or by grabbing a refreshing bite and drink at SIX, located right on the event lawn and offers a relaxing patio area to enjoy the pristine Tampa weather and rooftop views.

Embracing Wellness at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

As the premier luxury lodging option in the area, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota provides outstanding five-star service, and exceptional facilities and amenities, designed to cater to the comfort and wellness needs of guests. This destination resort offers 266 guest rooms, and among these are its Pure Rooms. Guests can also enjoy the award-winning The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sarasota – recently recognized by Forbes as one of the best in the world.

The property partnered with Pure Wellness, the practice leader in guest room programs for hotels, to convert 10 of its King Balcony Guestrooms into Pure Rooms. These rooms were expertly designed and engineered to provide the wellness-minded traveler a guest room experience that promotes well-being, sleep, and rejuvenation. Through a comprehensive, eco-friendly, and patented seven-step process that includes deep-cleaning, treating all surfaces and equipment, and installing a medical-grade air purifier, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota’s certified Pure Rooms offer purified air, a hypoallergenic environment, and allergy-friendly bedding.

At the Spa, patrons will discover the soothing ways marine ingredients and sea-inspired services can heal the body, mind, and spirit. Utilizing locally sourced ingredients and innovative techniques, the The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Sarasota offers an array of special treatments perfect for moments of zen. The Spa also features a full salon, offering hair services (ranging from cuts, color, and hair extensions), manicures and pedicures, and even makeup application!

Photo Credits: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; JW Marriott Tampa Water Street; Destination Kohler, American Club Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas


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