Travel

A recent report from the American Lung Association (ALA) found that smog and other forms of air pollution in the greater Washington area have worsened in recent years, creating a significant health risk for residents.   Between 2015 and 2017, the District of Columbia experienced an average of 4.7 high-ozone days per year, which occur when pollution levels become harmful and residents are encouraged to remain indoors.  DC also saw an average of 14 moderate-risk days per year when pollution levels were high enough to impact at-risk populations, including children, the elderly and people with asthma.  Overall, the increasing number of high...

For a family vacation or wellness getaway, take a trip to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe.  The Ritz Carlton is a true four-season resort with ski-in/ski-out access in the winter and vibrant lakeside activities in the summer.  This stately property is perched mid-mountain for stunning views over the lake and surrounding area.   The fresh mountain air and spectacular setting are enhanced by Pure Rooms, which provide a completely hypoallergenic environment during your stay.  Pure Rooms use purified air to eliminate contaminants so you can be your best and make the most of your time in Lake...

Of all the things to love about fall, the changing leaves is probably at the top of most people’s list.  The bright oranges, reds and yellows are synonymous with the season, helping to ease the transition into winter and the holidays.  Even if you live in an area without much fall foliage, you can enjoy this spectacular display along with the comfort of Pure Rooms at these hotels in some of the best leaf-peeping spots in the country.   The Hotel Roanoke (VA). The warm atmosphere of this stately, Tudor-style property is an ideal setting for taking in Virginia’s gorgeous...

Ski season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start making your winter travel plans.  For a luxurious mountain getaway, consider the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Colorado’s Vail Valley, a ski-in/ski-out hotel with 4-star amenities.   Rising majestically against the mountain backdrop, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is a grand resort with a contemporary lodge ambiance.  Experience stunning views beside the fireplace, around the outdoor firepit or from the year-round outdoor pool with five hot tubs.  You’ll have warm, upscale accommodations at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, one of the finest winter sports destinations...

Wellness-minded travelers know they can rely on Pure Rooms at hundreds of hotels across the country.  Pure Rooms provide a completely hypoallergenic environment with purified air and allergy-friendly bedding to help promote wellbeing when you travel.  By eliminating contaminants from conventional hotel rooms, Pure offers the highest quality guest room experience you’ll find anywhere.   We’re pleased to announce that you can now stay in a Pure Room at the Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown.  The Embassy Suites is committed to providing a holistic wellness experience for guests and also happens to be located right in the heart of downtown Louisville, adjacent to...

Just steps from downtown, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa is an elegant, upscale hotel with a historic past.  In 1882, a prosperous merchant named Abraham Staab built a French Second Empire-style mansion on this site, which now houses the hotel bar.  The property was greatly expanded in the 1930s with a series of Pueblo Revival casitas around the original Staab Mansion and carriage house.  As a Marriott Tribute hotel, La Posada de Santa Fe pays homage to the Staab family as well as the indigenous cultures and colonial history of the surrounding area.   A luxurious hotel with exceptional...

If you’re looking to rejuvenate with a weekend getaway or family trip, put Santa Fe, New Mexico on your list.  Founded in 1610 as a Spanish colony, this historic city has become a world-class destination for art, architecture and culture.  It also retains a relaxed, small-town feel and features a little something for everyone to enjoy.   Whatever your reasons for visiting, the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza lets you experience the best of this dynamic city.  This gorgeous hotel is housed in a 300-year-old hacienda that’s been completely renovated with comfort and convenience in mind.  From the iconic Spanish-colonial architecture to...

You may have an idea in your mind about what wellness travel looks like, but this growing segment of the industry offers a variety of options and experiences. As the wellness market continues to expand, hotels, resorts and other travel companies are looking to meet the needs and desires of very different types of travelers.    Let’s take a look at some of today’s most popular wellness travel trends. Which one is right for you?   Sports and adventure.  Wellness travel is a lot more than white bathrobes and massages. Active travelers are also seeking dynamic, adrenaline-filled experiences they can’t always have at home. ...

Ideally situated between Boston, Providence and Cape Cod, the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood is an excellent venue for conferences, business retreats and training seminars as well as social events like weddings and other special occasions.  To further enhance your event, the Four Points in Norwood now features 28 wellness rooms by Pure, the guest room of choice for those who make their health and well-being a top priority.   Pure Rooms provide wellness-minded travelers with a completely hypoallergenic environment during their stay.  Using purified air and allergy-friendly bedding, Pure Rooms eliminate contaminates to promote well-being and peace of mind.  Rejuvenate with...

Wellness travel is among the top trends in the travel industry over the past few years.  As self-care and a proactive approach to health have become more and more a part of people’s daily lives, hotels are adapting by offering services that cater to these needs when they travel.   From nutritious food to purified air, let’s take a look at some of the ways hotels are helping travelers take better care of their mental and physical health away from home.   A holistic approach.  When thinking about guest health and wellness, it’s not enough to tack on additional options as an after-thought.  Hotels...