International Women’s Day is March 8 a reminder of how far women have come and how far there still is to go. Women have worked together for years, from the early suffrage movement to the recent women’s marches. To honor the holiday, hotels around the world are offering services tailored specifically to women.
W Dubai–Al Habtoor City, Dubai
W Hotel’s “What She Said” series revolves around powerful women starting conversations about femininity and gender equality. This year, the W will host its first event, featuring inspirational speakers, drinks and an exercise class. The theme is Breaking Boundaries, with women in sports giving keynote speeches regarding their stories, obstacles that stood in their way, and the lessons they learned from facing these barriers and breaking through them. It’s also an opportunity to mingle and network with other strong women in every industry.
Barnsley Resort, Adairsville, Georgia
If you’re looking to work on your aim, escape to Barnsley Resort in Georgia. On March 8, take part in a complimentary golf course clinic to perfect your swing with a pro. If that doesn’t interest you, there’s also a sporting clay shooting lesson available. Just make sure to reserve your spot in advance.
W Punta de Mita, Mexico
Get your girls together for a beach trip in Mexico at W Punta de Mita. Up to four at a time can take complimentary surf lessons, which come with GoPro photos as souvenirs. Wait your turn as you lounge on the sand and take in the view.
Renaissance Tuscany il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Italy
Itching to get out of the country? Go big and head to Italy. Renaissance Tuscany il Ciocco Resort & Spa has everything you need to relax, from a heated pool to in-suite massages. For International Women’s Day, attend a special complimentary pasta-making class. You’ll learn the ins and outs in this hands-on experience, from kneading the dough to boiling the noodles.
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort’s restaurant, The Grill, will be implementing a three-course menu in honor of International Women’s Day. While it’s a bit of a splurge, female diners can choose any image to be printed on their dessert in edible ink. Who doesn’t want to eat a picture of their friends’ faces in celebration of their womanhood?