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Forget Liposuction! Just Take a Trip to The Miraval Resort

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  Site Where: 5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval [map], Tucson, AZ, United States, 85739
July 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're going to follow Kim Kardashian's Twitter advice and steer clear of plastic surgery, the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa offers another option. The resort is partnering with integrative medicine trailblazer Dr. Andrew Weil for a new health and wellness program.

So instead of doing lipo, Miraval will teach people about weight management and how take charge of their overall health in a program that will launch in August.

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Rancho La Puerta Will Give You a Dancer Workout with Bar Method Classes

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  Site Where: Carretera A Tijuana Km 5, Tecate, Mexico, 92046-3057
June 4, 2010 at 10:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

We've all heard of hotel yoga and Pilates classes, but Rancho La Puerta is stretching its usual exercise offerings. The Mexican health and fitness spa, located 45 minutes south of San Diego, is now offering bar method classes.

The workout-of-the-moment bar method revolves around a barre, the same one that ballerinas and dancers use for their warm-ups, for a series of exercises. It's supposed to help sculpt lean, firm muscles in your chest, upper arms and upper legs. That sure as heck beats the tedious treadmill.

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A Detox Hotel in Paris? Apparently so at The Hôtel Gabriel Paris Marais

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  Site Where: 25, Rue du Grand-Prieuré, Paris, France, France, 75011
January 18, 2010 at 9:17 AM | by | Comment (1)

Even if you binge on Cabernet Sauvignon and gorge too much on rich Camembert and Brie while in Paris, you won't have to abandon your resolution to get fit in '10. You can kick-start your plan at the Hôtel Gabriel Paris Marais, the City of Light's first detox hotel.

Don't worry, staying here won't be like an episode of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Instead, the 40-room hotel takes a less invasive method of purging the toxins in your life—whether they be from stress, bad diet, sleeplessness or lack of exercise. The hotel focuses on creating a relaxing zen den where you can get some shut-eye.

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Wyndham Hotels Does Not Want Your Flu Germs, Thank You Very Much

November 19, 2009 at 4:19 PM | by | Comment (1)

Had your flu shot yet? You never can tell who’s laden with germs. That’s why Wyndham Hotels is now handing out complimentary bottles of hand sanitizer to guests arriving at 10 of their airport hotels. But don’t worry, they won’t be spraying you with the stuff as you check in, just giving you a pocket-sized sanitizer from the Bath & Body Works PocketBac Deep Cleansing Hand Gel range.

In the words of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts president Jeff Wagoner:

"This is just one more way that Wyndham hotels care for guests as part of our ‘Be Well’ philosophy."

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Free Poolside Yoga at the London West Hollywood

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  Site Where: 1020 San Vicente Blvd. [map], West Hollywood, CA, United States, 90069
April 7, 2009 at 3:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

Dennis Rodman may not be welcome at the London West Hollywood any more but yoga enthusiasts certainly are. Figuring guests might need to detox after a late night on the Sunset Strip, the hotel is now offering sunrise yoga and tai chi classes at the rooftop pool…because, um the downward-facing dog is exactly what you want to do when you’re hungover?

The classes are only offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and are free for guests, new age and otherwise. Just cough up your $199 per night room rate, slip on your juicy sweat pants, and grab your mat on the way to the roof to see which other guests had a naughty night out…or are limbering up for another one.

At the very least, you’ll get to enjoy the spectacular view of the city from the pool area between ayurvedic poses and chanting your mantras. And best of all, it's free. No $18 fees here.

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Illness on the Road: Tips From A Hotel Doctor

April 18, 2008 at 9:08 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you've been ill in a Los Angeles hotel and needed a doctor, the chances are high that the white-coat who came to see you was Dr. Mike Oppenheim.

He's been a hotel doctor since the 1980s and reckons he's made 15,000 hotel room visits. And advised thousands more over the phone.

He wrote a few tips for hotels recently that might just be useful for you, too, if you end up sick in a hotel room. Lots of hotels are using those agencies who take calls and then page a doctor who might turn up, eventually.

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Get A Good Night's Sleep in Berlin

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  Site Where: Potsdamer Platz 3, Berlin, Germany, 10785
September 18, 2007 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

You read it here first that the Ritz-Carlton Berlin gets a big thumbs up for its comfortable beds, and now we can report on comedian Mo Rocca's first hand experience with the hotel's sleep clinic.

While it seems kinda odd to fly half-way around the world to work out how to sleep better, Mo recently tried out the weekend sleep clinic package that's supposed to teach you how to sleep more soundly (although we reckon we're pretty good at that already). According to Mo, the package includes several days of being "steamed, sloughed, kneaded, and glazed", and apparently his sleep profile meant he had to wear a "brain light" at night.

It is probably pretty easy to sleep well when you're being totally pampered; how that translates into a better sleep pattern once you get home isn't clear, but perhaps it involves a lot of return trips to the Ritz-Carlton's sleep clinic--could be just a case of very clever marketing.

[Photo: This Year's Love]

Related Stories:
· Check Out My Commie Hot Rod [News Bloggers]
· On the Eighth Day God Created the Ritz-Carlton Bed [HotelChatter]
· Berlin Hotel Reviews [HotelChatter]

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Heard Around the Hotel World: The Healthy Edition

July 5, 2007 at 4:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've recently received a bunch of emails (thankfully not hate mail) that are about hotels announcing new health programs--some fitness and some life-saving heavy stuff.

So instead of our usual gossipy Heard Around the Hotel World, we thought we do a round-up of the good-for-you hotel news. You might need it after that BBQ session yesterday anyways.

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