With the Centers for Disease Control reporting that more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, it’s no surprise that Sleep Tourism is one of the biggest growing travel trends. While “sleep tourism” used to imply bedding down in an exotic location – think ice hotels or safari camps with beds open to the stars – the term has gradually taken on a different connotation: going on vacation for the express purpose of getting some decent sleep.
Given the wear and tear of the sleepless past two years, the savvy traveler is purposefully seeking out new ways to invest in their self-care and sleep while on vacation. These three award-winning hotels and resorts from Arizona to Maui are pioneering wellness programs and packages to offer a much-needed mind, body and soul reboot for the modern-day wellness seeker.
Castle Hot Springs, Arizona
Taking a cue from centuries old communities that sought out the thermal waters to alleviate a number of maladies, Castle Hot Springs, introduces a new mineral-rich wellness menu that draws inspiration from the surrounding land and healing waters of the natural hot springs aimed at evoking joy, serenity, and renewal. Focused on nourishing the mind, body, and soul, Castle Hot Springs has enhanced the treatments, therapies, and body rituals this year by maximizing the benefits of the hot springs’ unique mineral mixture – particularly rich in lithium, magnesium, and bicarbonates which together help lift your mood, calm your mind, ease physical stress, and aid in a peaceful slumber.
In addition to the slate of new offerings, Castle Hot Springs is offering two immersive Sleep Retreats that will include scheduled sleep lectures, as well as:
- Sleep Tracking: Throughout the retreat, guests will be asked to track their sleep as a way to understand their current habits and discuss each morning as a group. By understanding one’s habits, guests can make immediate changes to their sleep patterns and find a more restorative rest.
- Morning Sunlight Exposure: On two of the three mornings, guests will embark on a circadian boosting hike led by Dr. Robbins. The morning sunlight exposure paired with beauty of the Sonoran Desert will offer an immersive nature experience, proven to help regulate one’s circadian rhythm.
Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles
To aid in assisting those who lost countless hours of precious sleep over the pandemic, Downtown Los Angeles’ wellness oasis—the award-winning Hotel Figueroa—is focusing on the rest, recovery, and well-being of its guests. The property gives ‘R&R’ a whole new meaning with the rollout of its new ‘Rest & Recovery Suite, specifically designed to soothe pandemic-rattled psyches so that drifting off becomes a breeze.
The hotel transforms one of its deluxe signature suites into a fitness and relaxation zen den destination, replete with all of the luxury wellness amenities you need to fully rest, recover, and recharge. The suit includes a mattress by Eight Sleep that smart adjusts for temperature through the night to maximize sleep quality. as well as customizable, in-room workouts with the personal strength fitness mirror, FORME, recovery tools from Hyperice, and more.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Long gone are the days where a Swedish massage and standard spa menu offerings suffice to provide the momentary relaxation we’re collectively searching for. Maui’s world-renowned five-star luxury resort, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, believes that the road to a good night’s rest is relaxation and the best possible wellness treatments. The property just announced an exclusive first-of-its-kind white glove wellness offering with Next|Health.
The collaboration seeks to revolutionize the concept of inner wellness, while using the amenities accessible on-property to bring new meaning to luxury wellness . The focus is on accessible wellness and preventative health optimization for travelers seeking an upgraded spa experience with medical grade precision. Upon arrival and throughout their stay, guests can enjoy a fully curated wellness experience customized to meet their specific needs. Visitors to Four Season Resort Maui now have access to an array of Next|Health offerings, including Next-Level NAD+ IV (dubbed the ‘fountain of youth’), customized IV therapy treatments, vitamin shots, and biomarker testing—all available at the property’s acclaimed spa.