“Travel is not only a discovery of the world around us, but it can also lead to an exploration within oneself to find moments of happiness, exhilaration, contentment or serenity,” said Todd Hewitt, corporate director of spa, health clubs and recreation at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. “With Shangri-La’s participation in Global Wellness Day, we hope to encourage everyone to find their #ParadiseWithin not only on June 11, but also throughout the year.”
From Hong Kong to Borneo, Global Wellness Day offerings will be unique to each destination and property. Hotels and resorts will incorporate unique local attractions, such as a rooftop spin class in Taipei that will overlook the cityscape and Taipei 101 building or a city bicycle tour to Pudong Expo Park in Shanghai. Hotels and resorts will also integrate local offerings into Global Wellness Day celebrations, such as healthy refreshments prepared by the in-house tea sommelier following a garden yoga session in Singapore or a Rooted in Nature cooking demonstration using locally-sourced ingredients by the executive chef in Penang.
On 11 June 2016, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok offers a healthy buffet selection for breakfast and dinner at Volti ristorante & bar. Healthy smoothies are available during lunch on the day at Volti. For a healthier living both physically and spiritually, the hotel has also arranged special activities which include Yoga by the river from 8 to 9 a.m., the Art of Thai Boxing from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and Traditional Thai Massage from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
“We hope this helps guests and colleagues not only find their #ParadiseWithin but also foster a greater sense of place and connection to our incredible destinations,” said Hewitt. Shangri-La will celebrate Global Wellness Day with the global community on social media. Guests and colleagues can join the movement by hashtagging posts with #ParadiseWithin and #GWD2016. “Global Wellness Day is all about encouraging healthy lifestyles and positive living. What better way to spread the word than through the global connectivity of social media?” said Hewitt. “We look forward to sharing, liking and following along on our properties’ and guests’ journeys toward living well.”