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A short drive south of San Jose and San Francisco, Monterey Bay is a gorgeous beach town with lots to see and do.  Spend a day at the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium or explore the unique shops, restaurants and historic waterfront along Cannery Row.  For nature and outdoor-lovers, Monterey Bay offers endless recreational opportunities, including golf, kayaking, hiking, biking and surfing. The Embassy Suites Monterey Bay provides wellness-minded travelers with ideal accommodations when they visit this sunny California destination.  Situated just two blocks from the beach, the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay also offers guests the peace of mind of Pure Rooms, which use purified air to create a completely hypoallergenic environment. Pure...

Summer is finally here!  Barbecues, beaches and beautiful weather are just a few of the reasons why so many people look forward to this time of year all through the winter and spring.  We want to help you be your best while traveling or at home this summer with these health and wellness tips. 1. Wear sunscreen every day, not just when you head to the beach or the pool.  Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, of course, but it also helps keep your skin looking young and healthy. 2. Protect your eyes.  The sun isn’t just damaging for your skin; it can also harm your vision.  Block harmful UV rays by wearing sunglasses or...

Corporate wellness isn’t just for large companies and Silicon Valley startups.  These programs are becoming popular in all types of workplaces, as they have been shown to boost productivity, cut healthcare costs, improve employee retention and even attract new talent. As Employee Wellness Month comes to a close, this is a great time to enhance your existing program or to get one started where you work.  If you’re an employer or administrator, consider implementing these initiatives that are right for your workplace and office culture.  And if you’re an employee, ask about opportunities to start the ones you want to see! 1. Provide healthy snacks.  Ditch the traditional vending machine in favor of...

If you’ve been dreaming of an escape to a warm and sunny desert oasis, look no further than the Renaissance Palm Springs.  This modern, resort-style hotel features everything you want in a Palm Springs getaway, including the superior guest room experience of Pure Rooms. Start your visit with drinks and a bite to eat at Rocks, which serves craft cocktails and light fare both indoors and outside on the Renaissance’s chic, lounge-style patio.  For upscale casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the hotel’s signature restaurant, Date, celebrates this locally grown fruit throughout the menu.  Room service is also available as are convenience items and quick meals on-the-go in the...

For many people, the idea of wellness brings to mind images of yoga studios, kale salads and spa days. The truth is, it’s more than that. The reality is that a positive and proactive approach to health is beneficial for everyone, especially men. In fact, men die younger and suffer from health problems like cancer and diabetes at higher rates than women, making the wellness concept even more important for men to understand and adopt. In honor of Men’s Health Month, we’re bringing you our best tips to help men feel happier and healthier: 1. Lower your cholesterol.  Men tend to have higher levels of cholesterol than women, which...

With a prime downtown location and stunning views over the bay and mountains, the Marriott Seattle Waterfront offers travelers the best of the Pacific Northwest.  We’re happy to tell you that the Marriott Seattle Waterfront also features Pure Rooms, which help promote self-improvement for wellness-minded travelers visiting the city. Pure Rooms at the Marriott provide a completely hypoallergenic environment for the ultimate wellness experience.  Using purified air and advanced filtration, Pure Rooms eliminate contaminants so you can rejuvenate and be your best away from home.  Other amenities like allergy-friendly bedding help ensure that Pure Rooms bring you the highest quality guest room experience you’ll find anywhere. With Pure Rooms at the Marriott Seattle Waterfront,...

June 8th is Family Health and Fitness Day so we’re bringing you our best tips to keep you and your loved ones active.  When you make health and wellness a priority in your family, it’s easier to make changes and adopt a healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime! 1. Talk about health and wellness.  When kids are young and healthy, the importance of diet and exercise may not be obvious to them.  Frame the discussion on their terms by explaining how these help them feel good, do well in school and have more energy for their favorite activities. 2. Set a good example.  Healthy choices about diet, exercise and...

The Embassy Suites Crystal City National Airport is the latest hotel to offer guests the wellness experience of Pure Rooms.  Located in nearby Arlington, VA, the Embassy Suites helps you enjoy the best of the Washington, DC area when you choose one of 13 Pure Rooms now available. Peace of mind at the Embassy Suites Crystal City starts with convenience and accessibility.  The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just minutes away, as well as to surrounding areas throughout Crystal City.  It’s just a short walk to shopping, dining and other attractions like the Pentagon or the Crystal City metro station that connects you to everything...

Wellness-minded travelers visiting the greater Washington area have a new hotel option at the Courtyard Gaithersburg.  Along with a convenient location and ample local services, the Courtyard Gaithersburg helps promote wellbeing and peace of mind with the hypoallergenic environment of Pure Rooms. The Courtyard Gaithersburg benefits from its central location at the Washingtonian Center, a waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex just 30 minutes north of DC.  Business travelers will appreciate a wide-array of restaurants and stores within walking distance, while families can enjoy attractions like paddle boats, a carousel and a train ride.  There truly is something for everyone to enjoy in Gaithersburg just steps from the Courtyard lobby! Located right...

Summer is right around the corner, so we’re starting to look forward to the warm and sunny vacations coming in the next few months. If you’re health and wellness-minded like we are, consider these tips to be your best on vacation this summer. 1. Avoid overpriced resorts, which are often crowded and limited in their offerings. Research slightly out-of-the-way destinations to save money and have a more authentic experience. 2. Look for national parks, campgrounds and other outdoor recreation.  These options are incredibly affordable and offer fun, healthy activities for everyone in the family. 3. Travel by train.  This is a great way...