In our series, “Six Key Trends Shaping Travel and Culture for 2024,” we focus on the third trend: wellness.
In today’s busy, fast-paced environment, filled with fear and doubt about economic uncertainty, pandemics, and world safety, travelers are looking for ways to disconnect from everyday life, find peace, and embrace nature.
Travelers are seeking off-grid experiences where they can truly relax and focus on their health and wellness. We are seeing a rise in retreats, wellness programs, and hotel amenities that cater to the continuously health-focused traveler.
Wellness is now a top priority for travelers, outnumbering business travel in 2021 and 2022. Tourists seek sustainable, meaningful, and real experiences, expanding the trend from the hotel industry to overall travel.
Let’s explore some of the world’s top hotels that provide retreat-like experiences for their guests.
Why are wellness hotels popular?
Wellness resorts and hotels are becoming increasingly popular in our fast-paced world, where people yearn to slow down. These establishments offer recovery, relaxation, and transformative nature experiences. The presence of on-site spas, gyms, and activities such as reiki, yoga, and meditation adds to their overall appeal.
Looking for a wellness hotel? Consider our top picks:
- Alchemy Bars
- Signature therapies
- Mindfulness practices
- Spa facilities
- Yoga Studio
Location: New York City
- Techno-therapy treatments
- Luxury massages
- Year-round rooftop pool
- Equinox Club
- Sense Spa with opulent treatments
- Serene resort pools
- Fitness options with specialists
- Group classes
Location: St. Lucia
- Rainforest Spa with treehouse treatment rooms
- Beachside resort pool
- Beach and in-room dining services
- Full PADI® dive facility.
- Land and water sports equipment and activities
Location: Dominican Republic
- Clifftop spa with Taíno-inspired healing traditions
- Nourishing spa journeys
- Beach-circuit workouts
- Moonlight Yoga
These are just a few of the top resorts and hotels for wellness. In 2024, wellness will be a major trend, and we’re excited to watch how hotels incorporate this philosophy into their establishments