Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Meet Me in the Spa

Looking for a way to elevate your next group gathering? Take it out of the convention center and move it to the spa, where unconventional spaces, gorgeous gardens, spacious lounge areas, a serene ambience and wellness-inspired activities and food make for an exceptionally productive and memorable event. The Spaces Countless properties have exquisite spas, and…

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Cheers to Good Health

It’s 5:05 p.m. You’re at an event and a tray of Champagne greets you at the door. Thirty minutes later, a server walks around offering glasses of red wine, which you gladly accept. (It’s been a long day.) Then, it’s on to dinner—Mexican themed—where you finish off the night with a margarita. You’re starting to…

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Business Travel While Expecting

When organizing a meeting or event, most planners are meticulous when it comes to accommodating disabled attendees or those with food allergies, even making sure to include questions about dietary restrictions and other such issues on pre-event questionnaires. Many, however, may forget to ask one important question that can make or break a meeting-goer’s experience:…

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Fast Beauty

Though most of us have been told since childhood that it is what’s inside that counts, there is something to be said for business success and an appealing appearance. Catherine Hakim, a social scientist and senior research fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies in London, recently released a report that claims that attractive workers…

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Salt is a Sweet Alternative

When it comes to creating green lodging options, hotels around the globe are making great strides—and helping to preserve the planet at the same time. Many of these environment-sensitive practices are also proving to be healthier for guests, and there is one eco-effort in particular that is making a splash—swimming pools that eliminate or greatly…

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The Bee’s Knees

Want to create buzz at your next event? Make a beeline for one of the latest hospitality trends and consider hosting your group at a property that is home to hives of honeybees, where the honey is culled for use in cuisine, cocktails, spa treatments and more. When it comes to dining, honey is a…

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Healthy Choices on the Road

Eating on the road is an endeavor that can be fraught with potential high-calorie, unhealthy land mines. Away from the comforts of home, it is easy to overeat, overdrink and simply overdo it. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to watch your waistline by making better choices in snacks, meals, beverages and—of course—desserts. Taking Off…

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Do Good, Feel Good

It’s been 41 years since Earth Day debuted on April 22, 1970, and the environmental movement has come a long way. Once a fringe movement, green living has become the norm rather than the exception for many—which should make it an important part of planning your next event. After all, those who feel good about…

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A Breath of Fresh Air

According to recent statistics, allergies affect a large segment of the U.S. population. One in five people in America have allergy symptoms, and 55% of people in the U.S. test positive for at least one allergy, reports the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. For a planner looking to host a truly productive meeting,…

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Game On

It may be the season of chilly temperatures, which tends to keep us indoors more than out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring an active component to your next event. In fact, there are a number of available options that can allow your attendees to embrace the sports of their youth while building connections….

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