Vacations providing travelers with opportunities to improve their mental and physical wellbeing continues to rise in demand as more and more hotels and resorts create offerings centered around wellbeing. ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, a resort boasting programming paying homage to Hawai’i’s rich culture and heritage, recently debuted a variety of new offerings focused on cultural experiences and holistic wellness.
This recently opened lounge is Waikiki’s first IV lounge and med spa. Drip Hawai’i offers advanced IV anti-aging and wellness services, all focusing on health and beauty both inside and out.
This elevated sunrise breakfast and cultural storytelling experience, named in honor of Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s last reigning monarch, overlooks the ocean and provides a farm-to-table experience. Taking place at 8:30 a.m. every morning, the breakfast features a menu centered around sustainable farming and local products. During breakfast, guests also learn from local artisans sharing their rich Hawai’ian culture through unique handmade crafts and daily demonstrations. The experience costs $49 per person.
The Hi’uwai ceremony consists of a traditional ocean-cleansing ritual in which one is immersed in the ocean while a traditional Hawai’ian chant purifies the mind, body and spirit while also honoring the ocean, land and heavens. The ceremony is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m.
Guests who book the Unforgettable Hawai’i offer take part in a special tree-planting experience on Oahu’s north shore. Part of the Mālama Hawai’i initiative, this offer allows guests to give back to the land, ocean, wildlife and community. Guests can visit ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach with peace of mind knowing the resort is powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. Moreover, the resort is on track to become the first carbon-neutral hotel in Hawai’i.
The resort’s recently unveiled Earth to Cup menu features a sustainable food and cocktail series at Swell. The menu centers around locally sourced products, with new dishes including spicy Kauai shrimp satay and Molokai beef filet carpaccio.
With the launch of Octantis in Antarctica last winter, Viking dipped a toe into the growing expedition cruising market and will jump in with both feet when its twin, Polaris, launches later in 2022. The pair bring the total number of Viking ships — river, ocean and expedition — to 97 cruising all seven continents.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a Belmond Train, now features a new luxurious cabin accommodation. Eight new suites will grace the train in June 2023 to further elevate the train experience.
Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City comes to Utah this October, conveniently located adjacent to Salt Palace Convention Center. The new hotel features 60,000 square feet of meeting space, one of the largest hotel ballrooms and the most expansive outdoor rooftop event terraces in the city.
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Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Summerlin, Las Vegas, recently announced plans to completely transform its dining space, entertainment offerings and gaming experiences with new additions. Currently underway, new concepts like the famed Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam and the new Greek restaurant Naxos Taverna will soon join the resort.
Frequent visitors to Wisconsin’s Door County would argue a visit would not be the same without enjoying at least one big basket of fried cheese curds. However, there’s far more to the peninsula’s food culture, especially with the influx of competition-class wine producers (particularly Door 44), artisan growers and specialty food producers.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Italy’s Regina Isabella Resort recently expanded its thermal spa program to include treatment for those suffering from long COVID-19 or “post-COVID syndrome.” Sufferers of long COVID-19 display symptoms months after their initial recovery from the virus, with some of the most common symptoms including brain fog, headaches, shortness of breath, fatigue and loss of taste and smell.