Niraamaya Wellness Retreats Expands to Enchanting Munnar, Kerala

Niraamaya Wellness Retreats Expands to Enchanting Munnar, Kerala

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Published on December 14, 2023

In an exciting stride towards luxury wellness, Niraamaya Lifestyle Resorts has extended its reach to the captivating landscapes of Munnar. A strategic management agreement with INKURE Real Estate Investment Company marks this significant expansion, positioning Niraamaya as a premier wellness destination with its sixth retreat in Kerala.

Situated a mere 49 km from the renowned Munnar, the retreat in Kanthalloor embraces the title of the "Kashmir of Kerala." Surrounded by sprawling orchards laden with apples, oranges, plums, and peaches, the retreat promises a tropical haven, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the essence of a fruit-rich landscape.

The retreat, strategically positioned for ease of access from Kochi Airport, boasts 100 thoughtfully designed rooms and suites. Guests can indulge in a plethora of amenities, including an all-day restaurant and bar, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and comprehensive spa facilities.

Allen Machado, CEO of Niraamaya Business Group, expressed enthusiasm about unveiling this luxury retreat in Munnar. He highlighted Niraamaya's commitment to identifying destinations with tourism potential, offering immersive design, and curating authentic experiences. The retreat, known for its natural allure and seamless accessibility, becomes a canvas for crafting distinctive leisure and wellness escapes.

The collaboration with INKURE Real Estate Investment Company reflects a shared vision. Justin Mary Raphael, Group Chairman, expressed excitement about bringing Niraamaya's opulence to Kanthalloor, filling a void for high-end hotels in the region. This venture aims to unlock the true potential of Munnar, creating an ideal destination for discerning travelers and bringing positive changes to the area.

Munnar, celebrated for its vast tea plantations, sets the perfect backdrop for this luxurious retreat. Guests can anticipate exquisitely designed accommodations offering breathtaking views and unparalleled comfort. The retreat promises not just a stay but a diverse range of activities, emphasizing an exceptional luxury and leisure experience for an extravagant escape and rejuvenation.

Niraamaya Retreats and Private Residences redefine hospitality, offering splendid havens immersed in nature's tranquility. Each retreat unveils the destination's cultural identity through personalized well-being experiences, featuring Ayurveda, Yoga, and delectable culinary offerings. With multiple accolades, the Niraamaya Spa and Wellness Centre stands as a testament to the commitment to renew and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.

As Niraamaya Wellness Retreats ventures into Munnar, it sets the stage for an enchanting blend of luxury, wellness, and the unexplored beauty of Kerala's landscapes.


Swissôtel Celebrates Global Wellness Day with Transformative Experiences Worldwide

Swissôtel Celebrates Global Wellness Day with Transformative Experiences Worldwide

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 9, 2024

In celebration of Global Wellness Day on June 8th, Swissôtel is highlighting its exceptional wellness experiences across its properties worldwide. From Osaka to Almaty, each Swissôtel destination provides unique opportunities for guests to rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul, perfectly blending the precision of Swiss heritage with local culture. This initiative showcases Swissôtel's commitment to vitality and purposeful living, offering guests more than just accommodation, but a sanctuary for well-being.

Transformative Wellness Experiences at Swissôtel:

Swissôtel Beijing Hong Kong Macau Center, China: Features a fitness centre with an exclusive air purification system and a Vitality Suite offering yoga mats, fitness balls, and more. The hotel's activity program promotes a naturally healthy lifestyle.

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Swissôtel Al Ghurair, Dubai: Offers a comprehensive wellness journey including spa treatments, access to jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Swissôtel Tallinn, Estonia: The Pürovel Spa & Sport provides a fully equipped gym, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Treatments are inspired by the Alpine seasons using organic and locally sourced ingredients.

Swissôtel Tbilisi, Georgia: Features the Pürovel Spa & Sport with a variety of facilities and treatments that incorporate local ingredients and products.

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, Japan: Offers a vast wellness area with over 200 fitness machines, a pool, and a Japanese sauna, plus a vertical garden that supplies fresh ingredients to the hotel’s restaurants.

Swissôtel Wellness Resort Alatau Almaty, Kazakhstan: Celebrates Global Wellness Day with outdoor activities and extensive wellness facilities including a wellness café.

Swissôtel Clark, Philippines: Provides the "Oasis at the 5th" package, which includes spa treatments, gym access, and a meal at the resort's Italian restaurant.

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Swissôtel AlMaqam Makkah, Saudi Arabia: Focuses on healthy dining options and has an employee wellness program. Guests can participate in wellness meetups and activities.

Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore: Offers a range of wellness experiences including a Vitality Massage and a themed pop-up menu in the executive lounge.

Swissôtel Resort & Spa, Çeşme, Türkiye: Features Thalasso pools and a fitness centre with views of the Aegean Sea, along with beach yoga and meditation.

These experiences underscore Swissôtel’s dedication to offering revitalising and enriching stays, with each property providing an avenue for guests to explore and embrace a lifestyle of health and wellness. For more information or to book a transformative stay, visit Swissôtel's website.

Contact Information: For more details, please contact Swissôtel’s customer service at info@swissotel.com.

About Swissôtel:

One of the best-known Swiss brands in the world, Swissôtel offers contemporary hotels infused with the freshness and vitality of alpine energy, rooted in the tradition of Swiss hospitality. Part of Accor, Swissôtel continues to expand its global presence, providing guests with thoughtful, well-crafted experiences.


AMEYALLI: Pioneering Wellness and Longevity in Park City Area

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 8, 2024

AMEYALLI introduces a revolutionary approach to wellness and sustainable living with the launch of its first model home in June 2024, located in the scenic Park City area. This development is not just a residence but a wellness sanctuary, uniquely designed around the natural healing waters of the area's historic geothermal springs.

Situated near top ski destinations like Park City and Deer Valley and just 40 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport, AMEYALLI offers a perfect blend of accessibility and secluded tranquillity. The community’s design draws heavily from its natural surroundings, ensuring every aspect—from the architecture to the wellness programs—harmonises with the landscape.

The AMEYALLI Wellbeing Centre is the heart of the community, providing over 50,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor wellness amenities. This includes a unique subterranean mineral pool and extensive walking paths that connect the centre to the residences and a boutique hotel. The centre's wellness programs are inspired by Deepak Chopra’s Seven Pillars of Wellbeing: Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness, Sleep, Nutrition, Movement, Relationships, and Laughter, aiming to foster a comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

Designed by Overland Partners, an award-winning architecture firm, AMEYALLI features low-profile, nature-forward architecture that blends into its environment. The development includes 80 boutique hotel rooms and three types of residences: Villas, Cottages, and Family Lodges, all designed with sustainability and multi-generational wellness in mind.

In its first phase, AMEYALLI is offering flexible ownership options in its 24 Villas, which feature two floor plans ranging from 2,800 to 3,000 square feet, including four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a two-car garage. These luxury residences emphasise the community’s commitment to wellness and sustainability, incorporating natural materials and modern amenities.

The Chopra Foundation has selected AMEYALLI as its North American headquarters, planning to host global thought leadership gatherings and wellness retreats at the AMEYALLI Wellbeing Centre. This partnership underscores the community’s commitment to fostering global wellness dialogues and educational initiatives.

AMEYALLI not only offers a luxurious living experience but also stands as a testament to the healing power of nature, integrating these elements into a modern wellness lifestyle. For more information or to inquire about property pricing, contact Christie's International Real Estate in Park City.

Discover more about AMEYALLI and its unique offerings at www.ameyalli.com, and experience a new level of wellness-focused living in one of the most beautiful settings in the United States.


Six Senses Vana Celebrates World Environment Day with Launch of Earth Lab

Six Senses Vana Celebrates World Environment Day with Launch of Earth Lab

By Nishang Narayan

Published on June 6, 2024

As World Environment Day approaches, Six Senses Vana, a pioneer in sustainable hospitality, unveils its latest initiative, Earth Lab. This new venture underscores the retreat's deep commitment to environmental stewardship and aligns with this year's global theme focusing on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience.

Earth Lab is a testament to Six Senses Vana's foundational philosophy that nature is integral to our existence, not just an external element. This commitment is evidenced by the retreat's attainment of LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2015, a first for the Indian hospitality industry. The lab serves as a dynamic hub for sustainability efforts, displaying the retreat’s energy consumption and waste management statistics prominently, educating guests on the importance of environmental conservation.

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Located in the serene surroundings of Six Senses Vana, Earth Lab offers a range of engaging activities aimed at enhancing guests' connection to the environment. These include Seed Bomb Making workshops, where guests can create seed-laden clay balls to aid in reforestation efforts, and Workout while Watering sessions that combine physical fitness with the watering of the retreat's extensive gardens. Additionally, the Bamboo Basket & Craft Making Workshop teaches the sustainable use of bamboo, emphasising its environmental benefits.

The retreat also features several interactive displays such as Birds of Vana and Trees of Vana, which educate guests on the local flora and fauna, further enriching their stay. The Sustainable Practices Wall provides insights into the retreat’s numerous green initiatives, from responsible sourcing and eco-friendly construction methods to advanced waste management techniques.

Six Senses Vana’s commitment to sustainability extends to its architectural choices, featuring biophilic design elements like living walls and natural lighting, which reduce energy consumption and enhance guest health. The use of low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and FSC-certified wood furniture in guest rooms and common areas highlights the retreat’s commitment to indoor environmental quality and responsible forestry.

Further solidifying its environmental initiatives, Six Senses Vana operates an in-house water bottling plant, significantly cutting down on plastic usage, and a high-efficiency sewage treatment facility that recycles greywater. Additionally, the retreat’s mushroom hut and organic gardens allow for a farm-to-table dining experience that supports local farmers and reduces food miles.

With the launch of Earth Lab, Six Senses Vana not only celebrates World Environment Day but also reinforces its role as a leader in sustainable tourism, providing guests with a transformative experience that respects and nurtures the natural world. This initiative is a step forward in Six Senses Vana's journey towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious hospitality industry.

For more information about Earth Lab and Six Senses Vana’s sustainability initiatives, visit Six Senses Vana's official website.

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