Hotels That Help You Relax
Hotels are stepping in to help workaholics and e-mail addicts truly disconnect. Westin pioneered this trend, partnering with meditation guru Andy Puddicombe to develop a series of ten-minute travel-themed podcasts; topics include “Switching Off from Work,” “Using Technology Mindfully,” and “Getting Ready for Sleep.” The new eco-focused 1 Hotels brand is also getting in on the act, with in-room meditation videos and private guided sessions at its first property, in Miami Beach. (Outposts in Manhattan and Brooklyn are coming soon.) The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, near San Diego, meanwhile, offers its guests free guided meditation and yoga sessions through the neighboring Chopra Center for Wellbeing, founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra.