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Whether you’re preparing for Lent or just want a fun escape from winter, it’s tough to beat the energy and excitement of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.  “Fat Tuesday” in New Orleans actually stretches over two party-filled weeks, culminating with the biggest and best parades this weekend. It all takes place amid the history and tradition of one of the country’s most beautiful cities. We know wellness-minded travelers want to make the most of their Mardi Gras experience in the Big Easy.  That’s why we’ve compiled this list of New Orleans hotels that offer the peace of mind and complete wellness experience of Pure...

Wellness-minded travelers can now enjoy comfort and peace of mind at the Historic Inns of Annapolis.  This unique and iconic hotel recently installed Pure Rooms to provide travelers with the option of a hypoallergenic environment and the highest quality guest room experience the next time they’re visiting downtown Annapolis. The Historic Inns of Annapolis is a collection of three distinct guesthouses, the Maryland Inn, the Governor Calvert House and the Robert Johnson House.  Dating back to the 18th century, these historic structures have hosted statesmen, governors and other prominent figures from the Revolutionary War period.  Each property combines this storied legacy with meticulous preservation...

Whether you love winter sports or are just looking for offseason deals, winter is a great time of year to travel.  But unpredictable weather, luggage constraints and poor driving conditions can make winter travel a challenge for even the most seasoned veterans.  Take the stress out of your vacation with these simple tips to ensure you are prepared before you leave. 1. Maximize your clothing.  Heavy coats, snow pants and other bulky items present a real challenge when you’re packing for a winter trip.  Make the most of what you bring by dressing in layers and mixing and matching clothes you can wear more than...

Travelers looking to explore Washington, DC should put nearby Alexandria, VA at the top of their list for local accommodations.  Named a Best Value Travel Destination and one of the prettiest cities in the South, Alexandria provides a picturesque, small town setting just minutes from all of the sights and attractions of the nation’s capital. In a sense, this makes the new Pure Rooms at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town a natural fit. Pure Rooms provide travelers with the same sense of refuge amid the excitement of one of the country’s most dynamic cities.  Enjoy peace of mind and a true wellness experience in Washington...

Wellness is about taking a proactive and holistic approach to your health.  Many of us only think about our health when something is wrong but adopting a wellness perspective can help you prevent problems before they start. One of the best ways to begin a wellness lifestyle is through diet.  Because we eat everyday, food allows you to supply your body with the nutrients it need to stay healthy and active.  Try incorporating these 10 foods into your diet more often and in greater quantities every day, not just when you’re sick. 1. Sweet peppers. When many of us think about vitamin C, citrus fruits are...

Do you have more difficulty sleeping at certain times of the year?  Changes in the seasons can disrupt your circadian rhythm, your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle that helps you maintain a healthy sleep pattern.  If you’ve started having more trouble falling asleep or staying asleep the past few weeks, make sure you’re following these wellness habits for better sleep until spring. Stick to your sleep routine. Because it gets dark out earlier, you may feel tired and want to get to bed earlier.  Avoid this temptation and maintain your normal sleep and wake times throughout the year.  It’s natural to sleep a little more during winter...

If you’re lucky enough to find tickets to this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, rest assured there are plenty of hotel options for travelers who make health and wellness a priority.  Our Pure Rooms in Atlanta provide a hypoallergenic environment with purified air and allergy-friendly bedding so you can relax and be your best during the big game.  Check out some of our partnering hotels near Mercedes-Benz Stadium where you’ll find the highest quality guest room experience. Embassy Suites Atlanta Airport If you’ll be flying into Atlanta, it’s tough to beat the easy in-and-out access with shuttle service at the Embassy Suites.  Spacious suites, an...

Wellness is about more than your physical health.  It’s a holistic concept that takes a proactive approach to all aspects of your wellbeing, including your social and emotional health. It’s easy to neglect these mental aspects of wellness, especially when you live a busy lifestyle and already feel pressed for time.  But these mental wellness tips are easy steps that any of us can take to reduce stress, relate better to others and adopt a more positive outlook on life. 1. Seek out positive messages. Many of us are bombarded each day with negative news stories, violent images in the media and interactions with unhappy...

Wellness-minded travelers have a healthy new option in Annapolis.  We’re pleased to announce that the Crowne Plaza Annapolis has added Pure Rooms to provide guests with a holistic wellness experience during their next trip to the city. Pure Rooms at the Crowne Plaza Annapolis provide a premium guest room experience for travelers concerned about their health and wellbeing.  These rooms are comprehensively treated to eliminate irritants and create a rejuvenating, hypoallergenic environment.  Other amenities like purified air and allergy-friendly bedding help ensure guests get a great night’s sleep so they can be their best. The Crowne Plaza Annapolis is conveniently located off the highway just...

If you’re planning a trip to Disney World this winter, be sure to check out our newest Wellness Rooms at the Residence Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista. Pure Rooms at the Residence Inn are designed to help keep your family healthy, relaxed and comfortable during your vacation. As an official Walt Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, the Residence Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista offers easy and convenient access to all of the Disney Parks.  Take the complimentary shuttle service right from the hotel to the best attractions in the area like Epcot, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and many more.  The Residence Inn’s sunny, tropical design...