With Valentine’s Day, spring break and summer travel coming soon, we’ve had a lot of emails and requests for our favorite healthy travel hotels in the south. We’re rounded up 5 of our current top picks that are doing unique offerings in health, fitness and spa, but these hotels also excel in service, accommodations and culinary arts.
The Edwin Hotel| Chattanooga, TN
Located along the Tennessee River in the heart of the Bluff View Art District of Chattanooga, The Edwin Hotel perfectly blends the destination’s rich history of Southern hospitality with modern-day trends and cuisines. One of Chattanooga’s only dog-friendly hotels, The Edwin offers turndown services upon request for four-legged friends, including pet beds, bowls and treats. Be sure to check out Whiskey Thief, Chattanooga’s first true rooftop bar
The property’s Ama Spa (‘Ama’ being the Cherokee word for ‘water’) is cultivated to embrace the healing powers of water through a collection of curated spa experiences designed to soothe and rebalance the soul.
Perry Lane Hotel | Savannah, GA
Experience a taste of Savannah at the charming Perry Lane Hotel. We love that the hotel hosts weekly morning and evening rooftop yoga classes lead by instructors from our local partner, Ōtium Studios. Private one-on-one yoga sessions are also available.
Also, Perry Lane Hotel has partnered with local honey company, Savannah Bee Company, to offer guests opportunities to gain VIP insight on the world of bees. The Bee Therapy Hut – the only in North America, which serves as an all-natural immersive experience, somewhat like a sauna. The hives are located under the seating, and the fumes given off when honey is created get trapped in the Bee Hut. The guests breathe in the fumes, which is excellent for the skin and lungs. It is a meditative, soothing experience as guests can relax to the sound of bees quietly humming. This experience, as well as Meade tastings, group and private tours of the Bee Garden, can be booked by visitors through Perry Lane Hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Amelia Island, FL
This beauty sleep on steroids is every wellness-lovers literal dream vacation activity. Situated on a barrier island of the Northeast corner of Florida, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has expanded its wellness offerings to include Yoga Nidra, an ancient practice that is now often referred to as “yogic sleep.” During Yoga Nidra, practitioners set an intention and remain in savasana (corpse pose) for the entire class while an instructor offers direction on the five layers of self. Practitioners move into a state of conscious sleep and leave feeling restored, de-stressed, well rested and aware. In fact, an hour of Yoga Nidra can be as restorative as 3-4 hours of sleep. While the practice is not completely silent, Yoga Nidra aligns with the focus of travel as disconnection and time to recharge with the self.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner | McLean, VA
To provide relief to the less than one-third of hotel guests who repor thaving satisfactory sleep while traveling, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner delivers an exceptional sleep wellness experience. In partnership with ‘wellness architects’, Longeva, the Sleep Wellness Experience provides guests with a Sleep Ritual Guidebook — which shares tips on breaking repetitive sleep issues — SleepCeuticals pillow spray, sleep-inducing bath soaks and more. Additionally in-room, guests can enjoy guided meditation or tranquil music on each TV via the Channel Z wellness channel, a sleep-inducing room service menu, and the option to book a Sleep Ritual Massage or CBD treatment in the spa for the ultimate relaxing experience before dozing off.
The Westin Nashville| Nashville, Tennessee
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, The Westin Nashville brings Nashville’s energy to life through its vibrant design and unique culinary outlets such as the premier rooftop lounge, L27, which is currently operating as a winter Ski Chalet through the end of February with festive cocktails, delicious seasonal treats and comfy blankets, all with dazzling city views. The onsite Rhapsody Spa offers a soothing escape from fast-paced city life with holistic body treatments including the Vital Body CBD massage and advanced anti-aging, brightening and hydrating facial treatments in partnership with cult-favorite Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. Lastly, in line with Westin Hotels & Resorts commitment to wellness and well-being, The Westin Nashville offers a variety of health and fitness offerings making it easy to stay healthy while on the road, including the signature WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio with state-of-the-art Peloton bikes, renowned Westin Heavenly® Beds, ongoing onsite wellness programming and amenities, and more.
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