Wellness Weekly Round Up: Biophilia in Design, Seven Wonders Spa & Lagom over Hygge

Wellness Weekly Round-up 

Each week we pull together our top articles on the latest in the spa, wellness and hospitality industries.    

SPA DESIGN & BIOPHILIA  

Even in an urban spa environment with limited space, incorporating Biophilia can help create a sense of wellbeing for guests.  Bioaphilia is the theory that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and it's forms. Including organic shapes, natural materials and the sights and sounds of nature can contribute to an overall positive guest experience. This article by Click here to read this article from Hotel Management.

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SEVEN WONDERS SPA

Victoria Falls in Zambia is one of the glorious Seven Wonders of the World — would you like to have a spa treatment there?  In this article from Forbes Magazine the author visits the Royal Livingstone Hotel (now an Anatara property).  This property's newly expanded spa offers guests the incredible opportunity to enjoy a treatment alongside the river, engulfed in the sounds of rushing water and the calls of local wildlife.  Sounds like one to add to the spa bucket list!

 Image Source: Anatara Hotels, Resort & Spa

Image Source: Anatara Hotels, Resort & Spa

EMBRACING LAGOM OVER HYGGE

According to style authority Vogue Magazine, by the end of this year we will have forgotten about last year's Danish design trend Hygge (getting cozy) and we will be embracing the Swedish concept of Lagom, meaning "not too much, not too little".  This trend transcends interior design, and is about the creation of a balanced life and having just enough. 

 Image Source: Vogue

Image Source: Vogue

CAN AMAN ATTRACT MILLENNIALS? 

Given the high price tag (upwards of $1000 per night) of a visit to one of Aman's resorts, one would think the luxury hotel company wouldn't focus much effort on the 18-35 generation.  However, Aman's Roland Fasal has said that millennials seek out Aman properties because the offer access to some incredible adventures and more remote locations not often serviced by traditional hotel operators — such as Montenegro, Bhutan and Angkor Wat.  Click here for the full read from Skift. 

 Image Source: Aman

Image Source: Aman

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