Choice picks: Spring of well-being

Close your eyes and relax, as TTGmice reporters take you through some of Asia’s most welcoming hotels and resorts with a specialisation in wellness that even corporate groups can enjoy

Location: Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Wellness programmes: As the island’s only all-inclusive spa resort, Fusion offers tailor-made programmes – that incorporate wellness packages, meeting services and F&B – to suit the individual needs of corporate groups. Group sizes should have no more than 10.

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

The three-, five-, and seven-day packages aim to address every aspect of well-being through a combination of meditation, yoga, massage, taichi, spa treatments, fitness sessions, wellness consultations and nutritious meals and drinks. Fusion is also home to the island’s largest spa and wellness centre at 11,210m2.

Other support for corporate groups: This 97-pool villa property is located on the beach to the north of Phu Quoc island. Facilities include 20 treatment rooms surrounded by a pepper grove, steam and sauna, adults-only pool, health club and indoor and outdoor yoga spaces. A multipurpose meeting room catering for 100 to 150 people is slated for completion later this year.

Excursions can also be organised, including a bike ride to traditional fishing village Cua Can and visits to temples.

Website: www.fusionresorts.com/fusionresortphuquoc

This story was first published in TTGmice May 2018 issue, as part of the cover feature. Access TTGmice electronic magazines by clicking here.

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Wellness programmes: Navutu Dreams offers a range of programmes – mainly three- and five-day – that can be customised to suit groups. The resort has its own wellness team comprising a yogi/traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, yogini/holistic healer, and fitness coach.

Navutu Dreams

Programmes include detoxing the body and mind, yoga minibreaks and nature-based fitness. There are two yoga studios, and a spa and wellness centre with a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic and space dedicated to holistic healing and lifestyle coaching.

Other support for corporate groups: Housing 28 rooms and suites, Navutu Dreams can cater for groups with up to 35 guests. On the grounds are sprawling tropical gardens, three swimming pools, two yoga studios, and plenty of spots perfect for meditation.

Group transportation can be provided, with options for healthy group meal sets, holistic sessions, therapies, massages and detox programmes. Cultural tours can also be arranged, such as food, birdwatching, photography and spiritual tours, as well as visits to Angkor Wat and other remote Angkorian temples.

Contact: www.navutudreams.com

This story was first published in TTGmice May 2018 issue, as part of the cover feature. Access TTGmice electronic magazines by clicking here.

Location: Ipoh, Malaysia

Wellness programmes: The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat offers a variety of wellness programmes that range from brief stays of two days to longer, customised trips. Programmes offered take a holistic path to wellness by incorporating meals, exercise, as well as spa and wellness treatments. Retreat programmes include detoxification, weight loss, fitness, rejuvenation and longevity.

Garden Villa at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

On arrival, guests go through a personalised wellness consultation to ensure their objectives are complemented by an itinerary of appropriate activities so as to optimise their visit and time at the retreat. The hotel is able to handle group sizes of up to 15 people at a time.

The Banjaran is nestled in a 6.5-hectare valley cradled by lush tropical rainforest, geothermal hot springs, natural caves, cascading waterfalls and limestone hills. It is located a 15-minute drive from Ipoh City, or a two-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Other support for corporate groups: The retreat features a collection of 45 luxury Garden, Water and Lake villas which accommodates two adults in each villa. For meetings and corporate gatherings, the meeting room can accommodate up to 20 people. Meanwhile, for private events and parties, Jeff’s Cellar’s exclusive ambience adds stylish appeal and extravagance to significant occasions and product launches held in limestone cave chambers.

Website: www.thebanjaran.com

This story was first published in TTGmice May 2018 issue, as part of the cover feature. Access TTGmice electronic magazines by clicking here.

Location: Yakushima Island, Kagoshima, Japan

Wellness programmes: Sankara Hotel & Spa is able to draw up bespoke wellness programmes for groups that want to experience the natural world – forests, mountains and rivers – that were traditionally considered the dwellings of gods. Ideal size of groups is between eight and 10 people, although the hotel can certainly accommodate larger groups. Organisers of the programmes recommend staying for five nights for optimum results.

Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima

Wellness guests will be able to take part in yoga and meditation sessions, art therapy, indoor or outdoor rock climbing, hot spring therapies, moon-bathing and traditional rituals at nearby shrines. The hotel’s spa provides therapies that make use of the natural environment. Guests are also able to partake in forest therapy, for as little as 30 minutes or for as long as 12 hours.

Other support for corporate groups: The property is the only luxury hotel on Yakushima, a UNESCO-listed island off southern Kyushu. The hotel occupies an elevated position with a terrace and outdoor pool overlooking the ocean. It has 24 twin-bed Samudra Villas, one 104m2 Sankara Villa Suite, three junior suites, and an expansive 126m2 Sankara Suite.

There are also two restaurants on-site that serve meals made out of local ingredients such as fresh seafood, seasonal fruit and vegetables. The venue also has a conference room and meeting facilities. Away from the property, guests can enjoy a range of water excursions like river and sea kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, scuba diving and snorkelling.

Contact: www.sankarahotel-spa.com/en

This story was first published in TTGmice May 2018 issue, as part of the cover feature. Access TTGmice electronic magazines by clicking here.

Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Wellness programmes: Santani has a specific programme for corporates that focus on corporate mindfulness. Named Inward Bound Training, this programme was designed for corporate groups and targeted at very senior-level groups of 10 to 15 people from the same company.

Idyllic infinity pool at Santani Resort and Spa

The main aim of this programme is to connect high performance teams at an inner level that will allow them to function better, as well as better manage their own teams. An expert in mindfulness, who is a former CEO of a public company, facilitates this. The programme also includes jungle hiking, spa treatments, yoga, and meditation apart from facilitated corporate mindfulness sessions. This programme can be customised from three to seven days based on a group’s needs.

Other support for corporate groups: Santani has 20 rooms and can accommodate 40 guests at a time. It is also home to an outdoor infinity pool, and the only spa in Sri Lanka with full hydrotherapy facilities and treatments that range from Western to Ayurveda.
The property also claims to be the only wellness resort in the world to offer fine-dining healthy cuisine, and features a bar that serves organic wines among other beverages. There is a fully-equipped theatre where presentations and workshops can be conducted, as well as screen movies. Excursions, such as a tea factory tour, can be arranged by the resort.

Contact: www.santani.lk

This story was first published in TTGmice May 2018 issue, as part of the cover feature. Access TTGmice electronic magazines by clicking here.

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