Trend: Urban Wellness Resorts Will See Future Growth after Pandemic Pause  

Week of July 6th, 2022

Pandemic Speeds Up Urban Wellness Resorts as Sanctuaries for Self-CareVirtuoso
Even before the pandemic, urban wellness resorts – restorative sanctuaries with comprehensive fitness, health, and spa services amid the big-city thrum – were proliferating globally. But Covid-19 seems to have sped up their adoption as the mass return to travel dovetails with a new concentration on personal health. This article profiles Equinox NYC, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Vancouver’s The Douglas, Hoshinoya Tokyo and London’s Lanesborough.  

Beverly Hills Is Getting An Uber-Luxe Aman HotelHaute Living
Last month, it was announced that the celeb-beloved, ultra-luxury wellness hotel brand Aman is coming to Beverly Hills in 2026–as part of a $2 billion garden-like residential complex called One Beverly Hills. The project comprises an Aman hotel, residences, and Aman Club open to locals, all set on a lush eight acres of botanical gardens (which will be open to the public) – a wellness and nature oasis less than a mile from Rodeo Drive.

Neil Jacobs Reveals Six Senses Place Concept for Major Cities UK online safety bill could set tone for global social media regulation (Is Zuckerberg ready for a nearly $10 billion fine?)Spa Business
Earlier this year, Neil Jacobs, CEO of the pioneering wellness resort brand, Six Senses, laid out the brand’s new concept, Six Senses Place, urban wellness clubs that could soon hit their properties in London, Bangkok, Shanghai, the Loire Valley, Istanbul, Rome and Lisbon. Jacobs notes that the problem with destination spas is people clean up their act and then fall off the wagon. These new urban clubs will let people have access to their resorts’ comprehensive wellness when they get home–and Jacobs notes that Six Senses Places won’t be clinical, but rather fun and social, with wellness infused in everything, from the cocktails to the programming.  

Singapore’s Tourism Board is Reshaping the Country as an Urban Wellness Haven The Straits Times   
This is not about a hotel brand getting into urban wellness destinations, but an entire city-state rebranding around wellness. Singapore’s Tourism Board’s (STB) CEO just stated that wellness will be a crucial aspect of their tourism offerings in the next 5-10 years–and June’s Wellness Festival was designed to kickstart this movement. STB notes they don’t aspire to become a far-flung wellness destination like Bali or Phuket, but rather to develop wellness experiences right in the heart of the city. 


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