With the holiday season drawing to a close, the glitz and glam of the New Year’s excitement will soon begin to fade away and we’ll be left with our post-holiday blues and New Year’s resolutions. Getting out of your environment is a great way to shake things up and kick off the new year. If you resolved to eat better, head somewhere with healthy menu options so you’re not tempted to indulge. If you resolved to work out, find a locale with a killer fitness studio that will keep you motivated. If you resolved to relax, find a luxury spa that will help you reset before taking on 2018. The start of the year is a great way for spas, whether day, resort, or med, to market themselves towards helping people tackle their New Year’s goals. Take note of a few of the retreats below for some inspiration on how your spa can better market itself for those looking for change at the start of the new year.
For the one seeking balance: Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa (Washington, CT) is offering The Serenity Retreat Package starting January 1 as part of the property’s new JanYOUary campaign, an initiative focused on promoting self-care and wellness to start the new year off on a calm and peaceful note.
For the one who wants to indulge: Condado Vanderbilt (San Juan, PR) is home to the only Hammam on the island of Puerto Rico. The room’s ornately tiled walls and surfaces are complemented by a beautiful marble treatment countertop. The space is warm, inviting, and looks like a work of art that immediately eases the mind upon first glance. Following a treatment, guests can indulge in a savory, yet light, five-course meal at 1919, helmed by Chef Juan Jose Cuevas.
For the one who needs to sweat it out: The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour (Miami) is home to Exhale Bal Harbour, a waterfront spa and fitness studio with a full schedule of classes and signature treatments inspired by Florida oranges created exclusively for the property. Guests have the luxury of taking boutique fitness classes conveniently located right outside their hotel rooms, or can add a class or two during pull time at one of the property’s private cabanas, complete with a personal concierge and plunge hot tubs. Post-workout, try the Super C Facial or Orange and Clove Body Scrub for a healthy dose of vitamin D after a high-quality work out.
For the one who needs to just be: The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago (IL) is embracing the coldest months of the year with hygge, the Danish concept of comfort, thanks to the It’s Cosy Inside package, starting at $399 per night. Upon check in, guests are greeted with a warm welcome drink and plush Ritz-Carlton blankets. Essential oils are provided for in-room self-care, while facials, manicures, and pedicures can be bought at The Spa using the provided $50 spa credit.
For the one who wants a complete detox: Nestled deep within the wilderness of New Forest national park, Chewton Glen (Hampshire, UK) is offering a new Treetox, a unique couples wellness detox within the trees of Chewton Glen, designed to cleanse, bond, and relax, while connecting with nature for a serene retreat and escape from the real world. Included in the Treetox retreat is four-nights over overnight accommodations in your chosen Treehouse Suite; one day juice cleanse with the additional days including an alkaline breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu; three private, one hour training sessions with either a personal trainer, Nordic walking, yoga, or Pilates; a sauna and steam room experience; three spa treatments at the property’s award-winning Spa; home care advice; plus full use of the spa and leisure activities as well as a daily greatness journal. The Treetox Retreat begins at $3,565 per person based on two people sharing a Treehouse Studio Suite for four nights, Sunday–Thursday.