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If you’re looking for a hotel that combines timeless character with the best modern conveniences, look no further than the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown. The hotel has recently added PURE Wellness Rooms, which have amenities that enhance your well-being and create an environment that helps you be at your best and make your stay in this landmark property even more comfortable and relaxing. Situated in the heart of downtown, the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown occupies a gorgeous space that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The hotel has been meticulously preserved with stylish, 1920s inspired furnishings, design and decor.  At...

It can be hard enough to make time for exercise even without the holiday time crunch. Here are some simple ways to maintain your fitness routine between all of the gift wrapping, baking and entertaining you have to do. Skip online shopping. It’s easy to do all of your holiday shopping with a few clicks of the mouse and keyboard but heading out to the stores is a great opportunity to get moving. Incorporate some brisk walking between stores and frequently bring packages back to the car to increase your activity level. Shovel your driveway. Snowblowers are fast and effortless but shoveling...

6 Foods that Promote Better Sleep Getting adequate, high-quality sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s not enough to sleep in on weekends or while you’re on vacation.  Your body requires a regular, consistent sleep pattern for you to feel and be at your best. One surprising way you can help maintain your healthy sleep routine is through food. We all know it’s important to avoid sugar, caffeine and greasy items but some foods actually help support your body’s natural sleep cycle.  Try incorporating more of these foods into your diet to make sleep a central part of your healthy lifestyle. Complex...

Stress-Free Tips for Holiday Travel It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner but that means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday travel season.  This can be a stressful time of year so you want to make sure your travel experience is as simple, easy and comfortable as possible. Whether you’re traveling by car, plane or anything in between, here are some tips to make your trip stress-free and enjoyable. Pack wisely.  It’s a good idea to pack light but don’t skip the extra comforts that will keep you feeling relaxed and refreshed.  Create a travel wellness...

At PURE, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality and comfort for price. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Red Roof PLUS+ Raleigh NCSU Conference Center to bring you our fresh, hypoallergenic hotel rooms at a price you can afford. If you’ve never stayed in a Red Roof PLUS+, you’ll find that these hotels bring superior comfort, service and ambiance to the company’s line of budget-friendly options. The properties feature updated, modern design with sleek lines, stylish decor and attractive landscaping.  Red Roof PLUS+ hotels also offer added amenities like large, ergonomic workstations, premium hard flooring and upgraded linens and towels. Our...

Talking with Kids About Health and Wellness You know how important it is to devote time, energy and resources to your health.  But what about your children and your family? Many of us expect our kids will naturally adopt our own attitudes about healthy living despite the fact that they are often presented with unhealthy options and negative messages about nutrition, exercise, body image and mental health. It can be difficult to know how to talk to kids about their health.  That’s why we’ve put together this list of proven, effective strategies to help kids develop and manage their own healthy lifestyles at...

Halloween typically marks the start of the holiday season, extending all the way through November and December.  It also tends to be an indulgent occasion when we eat more chocolate, candy and other sweets than we would otherwise.  But staying on track with your diet and exercise during Halloween can help set the tone and keep you feeling at your best during the holidays.  Focus on these wellness “tricks” in October to stay on top of your health and wellness plan through the new year.   Maintain your routine.  This can be a busy time of year but the more you can...

A few weeks ago, we told you about the arrival of PURE Wellness Rooms at the posh St. Gregory Hotel. We’re excited to announce that our rooms are now available at two additional boutique hotels in Washington, the Churchill Hotel near Embassy Row and the Melrose Georgetown Hotel! PURE’s Wellness Rooms bring an added touch of comfort and relaxation to these exceptional hotels. Using cutting edge treatment and purification technologies, PURE Rooms create a tranquil, spa-like environment that virtually eliminates viruses, bacteria and other irritants from your hotel room. Premium wellness amenities like advanced air and water filtration and hypoallergenic bedding...

Fall just might be the best time of year for travel.  From fewer crowds to off-season pricing, there are a lot of reasons why you’d want to plan a trip over the next few months.  But fall travel also brings a different set of concerns and challenges that you’ll want to consider.  Read on to learn how you can make the most of a family vacation or weekend getaway this fall.   Pack for the season. Fall weather can change quickly and be difficult to predict. Be prepared by bringing items you can layer, which take up less space in...