Health and wellness will take centre stage at Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts as it celebrates its annual Vitality Week this June through special food and beverage offerings, activities and services at Swissôtel locations around the world.
"More than just a programme, the spirit of Vitality permeates everything we do, from our well-being offerings to our menus and meeting planning. Our guests want to feel great today and even better tomorrow and we love providing new ways to engage their minds, bodies and souls," said Lilian Ro-ten, vice president, Swissôtel Brand.
Vitality Week will kick-off on June 4, culminating on Global Wellness Day on June 9. Brand-wide ini-tiatives include a guide for guests to practice five simple Tibetan exercises that will invigorate body and mind; express massages by a trained masseur from the comfort of your guestroom or lounge area; a new smoothie trio range made from freshly squeezed vegetables and fruit juices for morn-ing, high-noon and evening; a range of 'energy coffees' that incorporate spices such as ground cin-namon, ginger and cardamom.
Special activities exclusive to various Swissôtel locations will also be lined up.
Guests can look forward to a mixture of sporting and wellness activities at Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore. These include sunrise yoga on the hotel's helipad featuring the Five Tibetan Rites, ta-ble Tennis in the lobby, colouring therapy sessions, and a calligraphy service in the lobby.
Guests at Swissôtel Al Ghurair & Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair in Dubai will begin the week with com-plimentary yoga, followed by fitness activities such as the Triathlon Swissôtel Al Ghurair Edition, Ex-ercise Healthy Heart and Nirvana Breathing. On Global Wellness Day, a spa seminar will provide education on the health benefits of regular spa treatments including demonstrations of massage and scrub techniques.
At Swissôtel Büyük Efes, Izmir, guests can hear from medical expert Dr. Göksel Gülcan, who will discuss the topic of 'metabolic balance', and tuck into 'Vitality' themed refreshments and cuisine af-ter.
Locally-sourced ingredients will find their way into the custom smoothie blends at Swissôtel Zurich, which will be harvested from the culinary teams' own urban garden.
Other properties will feature more hands-on activities for guests such as henna art tattoos and a chance to create their own customised talisman at Swissôtel Al Maqam Makkah. Lessons from a barista on recreating the 'energy coffee' will be offered at Swissôtel Resort Phuket Kamala Beach.
Community-based initiatives will be the focus at Swissôtel Chicago, which will host a range of activi-ties as part of a fundraiser.
Celebrity yogi Carla Jian will lead guests in an hour long yoga class followed by a cocktail reception featuring Vitality drinks and cuisine. Guests may also try out the Vitality Express Massage and a Five Sense Vitality craft. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Illinois chapter of SOS Chil-dren's Villages, an international organisation that Swissôtel has supported since 1999.
During the month and throughout the year at all Swissôtel destinations, regular Vitality programming will continue, with the popular Vitality Guides for local neighbourhood walks, jogging maps, mindful-ness podcasts, Vitality meeting breaks, digital detox postcards, worry eaters for children, in-room fitness equipment and exercise cards and Vitality drinks and Vitality cuisine.