The Right Headspace
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The Right Headspace
Traveling can be stressful. That’s why Hyatt has teamed up with Headspace, a meditation and wellness company, to help guests find inner peace while out on the road. Skift’s Nancy Trejos reports: “The new Headspace partnership will give guests complimentary access to Headspace content via in-room TVs. That could include short meditations, soothing sounds to encourage sleep and expert guidance from Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, a former monk.” Check in … and then check out for a while.
Say Goodbye To Travel-Sized Toiletries
Hotels may be offering peace of mind to guests. But less and less of them are offering travel-sized toiletries! Accor Hotels, which owns 40 hospitality brands, is the latest to go toiletry-free. CNN reports that Accor is “removing individual tubes of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its 340,000 guest rooms. It’s part of Accor’s broader environmental campaign that includes getting rid of all single-use plastic items at its 5,000 properties.” We’ll miss those little shampoo bottles – but it’s worth it.
Goodbye toiletries … hello wine? According to the New York Times, hotels are ramping up their wine-centric experiences. The goal is to stand out from the crowd and hopefully attract millennial and Gen-Z travelers who want to learn more about the wine world. From wine weekends to private label offerings, oenophiles (and wannabe oenophiles) will be pleased with these hotel trends. Some resorts are taking things a step further and producing wine on-site.
Low & No Alcohol
Some travelers may not be lured by wine – or any alcoholic drink for that matter. But bartenders aren’t worried. Hotels, restaurants and bars are all embracing low- and no-alcohol cocktails. But they aren’t sacrificing creativity, finding new ways to bring flavor and innovation to the table. Another trend? The “sober bar,” such as Getaway in Brooklyn, which is completely alcohol-free. “[W]e wanted to focus on having [drinks] that really taste good on their own and [are] not just recipes with the alcohol removed,” co-owner Regina Dellea told SevenFifty Daily.