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Travel Tip: Why Hotel Spas are Growing

Locations in this article:  Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles, CA

spaWant to know one of the fastest growing trends among hotels? It’s health and wellness.

The latest reports show that hotel spas earned 4.6 percent more last year than the previous year.

That’s because it’s not just about hot stone massages anymore. Hotel spas have some really innovative treatments that are more about boosting your health, not just offering indulgence.

One example is an actual Turkish bath—known as a hammam—at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

Or, there’s the Chuan Spa at Langham Hotels, which has traditional Chinese medicine treatments like acupuncture, and modern methods like phototherapy.

Plus, the Four Seasons Beverly Hills has, get this, a margarita body scrub. Yes, there IS tequila in there, and apparently that’s good for you!

Even entire hotels are going into the wellness business. InterContinental recently opened its second Even Hotel, which is all about promoting health and wellness when you travel: in-room workout areas, standing desks, and better food choices.

Right now, they’re only open in Norwalk, Connecticut and Rockville, Maryland, but they’re opening additional properties in the coming years.

For more information, visit the Health & Fitness archives and the Spa Travel archives.

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