It’s easier said than done: you’ve just landed in a beautiful destination, but you’re struggling to disconnect from the stressors of everyday life. And you are not alone. A new Summer Trends survey released by Hilton found that more than half of Americans (51%) feel guilty about taking time off and only 40% of travelers believe the vacation starts the moment they leave work. Hilton recognizes that being unplugged is key to a truly relaxing vacation and wants to help travelers make the transition from work mode to play mode a little easier.
“We have seen that it is increasingly recognized that travel is part of our well-being. It brings us great joy, personal rejuvenation, and stronger bonds with our friends and family,” says Laura Fuentes, Director of Human Resources at Hilton. “At Hilton, the health and well-being of our team members is critical to our purpose. We want them to be able to fully disconnect and recharge when they take time out, by providing them with tools, such as our travel program for Go Hilton team members and guidance from partners, like Thrive as well as many others, so they can recharge and bring their best and most authentic to work.We are constantly innovating in our benefits and wellness offerings not only to meet the needs of our team members today, but also to lay the foundation for them to thrive in the future.
“Life-work integration isn’t just about taking little breaks to recharge throughout the day, but really unplugging and disconnecting from work when we take time off,” says Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive. . “Far too many people leave vacation days unused or don’t completely disconnect when they go on vacation. Thriving in all aspects of our lives means getting better at taking time.”
From planning and booking to check-in and check-out, Hilton’s multitude of services and amenities can make summer travelers start to truly disconnect. Here are eight properties around the world that exemplify and deliver the art of disconnecting:
Conrad Algarve, Portugal
Aimed at reducing stress and restoring focus and balance, Conrad Algarve’s “Life Reset” package is ideal for guests looking for pure relaxation and a way to free their mind and body from stress, maintain their health and promote longevity. A three-night Life Reset package includes six 60-minute ways to unwind: a deep massage, a relaxation massage, a bespoke treatment, a Pilates class, a yoga lesson and a nature walk, as well as a a de-stressing mind and a shower. Oil kit. During a seven-night stay, experience everything plus an additional Pilates class, yoga lesson and nature walk, plus two 60-minute Shiatsu massages.
Hilton Pilar, Argentina
About 40 miles from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires is the Hilton Pilar, where guests can disconnect from their screens and indulge in a variety of sports and activities. Part of the 432-acre Pilar Golf Club, the lively 171-room resort features a world-class spa, exclusive restaurant, two varied bars and multiple pools, plus access to the sports areas of the Pilar Golf, including a 27 hole course. golf course, six tennis courts, two soccer fields and more. Guests can explore the resort grounds with free access to on-site bicycles and relax with a drink after a free cocktail-making class or during a wine or whiskey tasting.
Susana Bodrum, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Turkey
Offering a specially curated menu of experiences, Susana Bodrum, LXR Hotels & Resorts frees the minds of its guests with a “Catch Me If You Can” journey from land to sea. With a picnic-style experience beach prepared by the hotel’s dedicated chefs, guests will be whisked away at sunrise for a spectacular two-hour fishing trip. Back at the hotel, the executive chef will lead a cooking masterclass with freshly caught fish and local produce, providing an unforgettable culinary experience. For a touch of privacy and romance, guests can also enjoy a private barbecue under the stars in the Talay Lounge or join in on a wine and cheese tasting experience while the kids hang out at the kids’ club. .
‘ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resort, Japan
Travelers staying at ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts can get lost in the stars this summer with the resort’s Stargazing Package, available July 22 through August 30. assisted by an expert from the Kyoto Municipal Science Center for Youth who educates viewers on what they see in the sky above the surrounding Takagamine Mountains. When not stargazing, guests can get further afield by dipping in the elegant onsen hot spring pool, strolling through the tranquil, forested grounds along the Tenjin River, and slipping in the spa to take advantage of the healing properties of the surroundings of Kyoto.
Conrad Bali, Indonesia
Travelers are sure to find ways to get away from it all during a stay at Conrad Bali with his 60-minute “Art of Sound Healing” set in his beautifully lit and tranquil Infinity Chapel. Evoke inner peace through binary beats, theta waves and vibrations as seductive music transcends the seven chakras of the body in a series of chanting of mantras and scriptures orchestrated with an eclectic ensemble of musical instruments including bamboo flutes and harps and Tibetan singing bowls. Mesmerizing colorful circles of mandalas and twinkling candles add to the serene setting as dusk begins to fall and virtually guarantee guests will completely disconnect while on vacation.
Waldorf AstoriaBerlin, Germany
Waldorf Astoria Berlin wants its guests to experience a true digital detox on their getaway with its Digital Wellness Escape, designed to alleviate stress and tension resulting from frequent use of digital devices. After a digital-free morning run with an experienced jogging guide, guests savor an energizing Waldorf Astoria breakfast buffet, including its Champagne & Eggs feast held every weekend at ROCA. Head to Spa Guerlain to revive your body and mind with an included neck massage or a range of treatments that will relieve tension and wrap you in relaxation. For a breath of fresh air, head to the Spa terrace for a yoga class to regain your zen.
Almenat Embu das Artes, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Brazil
Immerse yourself in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest on a disconnected journey to Almenat Embu das Artes, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Although only 21 miles from São Paulo, you’ll truly feel off the grid walking along the hotel’s trail in the Rainforest Environmental Reserve. After your walk, choose a spot for a picnic in the sun with the hotel’s picnic of cheeses, fruits and wine. Also forget the constraints of work by replaying like a kid in the sports establishment by bowling on one of the hotel’s eight lanes, diving in the heated indoor and outdoor pools, accumulating and shooting billiards, and playing a range of sports from soccer to tennis and everything in between.
Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, Maldives
Retreat to the Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa (opening July 1, 2022), a sanctuary surrounded by the endless blue of the Indian Ocean. Transformative wellness experiences await at Amingiri Spa, with its purifying hammam rituals and range of rejuvenating signature treatments infused with botanical blends. Discerning travelers can also explore the seafood restaurants at Origin, where chefs focus on sustainable sourcing and a waste-reduction approach, or learn about sustainable cocktails from resort mixologists in the resort’s first cocktail lab. Maldives. And for those who simply want to reconnect with nature, the resort’s overwater villas offer direct access to a sparkling turquoise lagoon and snorkeling with colorful reef fish.
To unplug and book your next trip, or to learn more about Hilton Team Member benefits, visit hilton.com.