QMIN Magazine

Global Wellness Day

Say YES to Global Wellness Day with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts; Inspired by the belief that ‘one day can change your whole life’, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts invites guests to reconnect with their mind, body and soul on Global Wellness Day, taking place this year on Saturday 11 June 2016


In celebration of the international good health and happiness initiative, Four Seasons properties throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa will organize a range of wellness activities for guests – from therapeutic yoga sessions and holistic spa treatments to energising city runs and scrumptious cooking classes.

“At Four Seasons, we are in the business of creating memorable experiences for our guests, and good memories are happy memories. We are delighted that our properties across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will be participating once again in Global Wellness Day with activities that will complement everything we represent at Four Seasons,” says Christian Clerc, President – Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“More and more research studies are confirming the link between good health, wellness and happiness. Global Wellness Day provides the perfect excuse to reflect and reset in our lovely settings throughout the region, while we continue to create thoughtfully tailored spa, fitness and wellness experiences that suit each individual taste for relaxing and revitalizing,” says Simon Casson, Chairman – Global Spa Task Force, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Regional Vice President and General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.

TAKE A JOURNEY TO THE SELF

Discover the many benefits of the ancient practice of yoga in the stunning settings of Four Seasons addresses around the region. Wake up to wellness with early bird yoga at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Rise and Shine Yoga Session at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach or take to the beach at dusk with sunset yoga at the new Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, where the class will be followed by a detox juice bar to break the fast at picturesque outdoor lounge Latitude 33.

Fall in love with lunchtime yoga on the terrace at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris where the view looks out to the iconic Eiffel Tower, kicking off a full day programme of activities that include a healthy brunch in the lounge, a fun workout aquagym session and poolside neck-and-shoulder massages.

Discover inner peace at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita with a tranquil beach meditation session at the break of dawn while Four Seasons Hotel Johannesburg shakes things up with its rooftop yoga session powered by live music spun by a DJ.

Hear from the experts on the seven chakras of the body, wellness, nutrition and other topics at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay and feel light-as-a-feather at the hotel’s popular anti-gravity yoga, while in another part of the world at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, guests can practice mindful breathing in a specialized wellbeing session.

GIVE FITNESS A RUNNING START

Fitness enthusiasts can look forward to indulging in an exciting range of physical activities to get the heart pumping this Global Wellness Day. Guests can combine a love of running and the joy of exploring with a variety of city runs – from discovering the beautiful streets of Budapest with the Love This Town morning run organized by Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, to jogging through the scenic Eduardo VII park with Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon.

Spa members at Four Seasons Hotel Amman will go head-to-head in a fast-paced squash tournament while the hotel has also teamed up with MED Lab to conduct complimentary blood and sugar tests. Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Milan can learn the art of the new Tehcnogym Personal Trainer OMNIA3 machine while Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria are getting their groove on with beach zumba before Iftar.

For those keen to get started a few days early, Four Seasons Runs Firenze takes place on 9 June – a 6km wellness race from Duomo Square to Four Seasons Hotel Florence through the city’s charming historic streets. And in Dubai burning calories becomes fun as guests try out the Spabike that offers the benefits of innovative hydro-massage with an integrated biking system, throughout the day, that can be followed by rejuvenating foot massages at the indoor pool.

EMBRACE DIY WELLNESS TIPS

To mark Global Wellness Day, guests can brush up on exciting DIY wellness tips from their stay at Four Seasons to prolong their journey to good health and living throughout the year. At Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, guests can learn about healthy cooking with ingredients such as quinoa, and recipes for refreshing granite and delicious smoothies. Tips on leading a healthy lifestyle will continue through to afternoon when the Hotel’s spa therapists demonstrate easy massage and stretching techniques.

At Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, guests can participate in lunchtime workshops conducted by beauty therapists and home care advice from the hotel’s professionals, with Omorovicza goodie bags and complimentary spa rituals also included.

From its “Cotomili” Herb Garden, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles experts will share their top tips on preparing nutritious dishes in an afternoon group cooking class and as a surprise treat, the Resort’s daily amenity will feature a healthy twist inspired by the eight master elements of ancient Chinese philosophy. At Four Seasons Hotel Johannesburg, breakfast comes with an exciting lesson or two on how to grow a herb garden at home.