May 2017: Revive your well-being this summer at the world renowned Ananda in the Himalayas, which is introducing a series of fresh initiatives. New for 2017 the destination spa is launching an Ayurvedic cuisine and recipes app, is collaborating with UK fitness guru Matt Roberts on a new autumn retreat, and has also renovated and refreshed 75 of its guestrooms and suites.
Discover Las Caldas Villa Termal in Northern Spain Combine sport, health and wellbeing on your next holiday
May 2017: Hotel Las Caldas Villa Termal is one of northern Spain’s best kept secrets and should be firmly on the radar for anyone wanting an excellent value, active holiday destination with a good, year-round climate. Although relatively unknown in the UK, Las Caldas has a long and rich history and provides one of the most accessible health and wellbeing experiences in Spain.
May 2017: June marks the launch of “Body Balance” month at Original FX Mayr, an additional programme combining yoga, meditation and a training plan to complement the basic cure.
May 2017 – The 2017 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy has got off to a flying start with Australian aerial innovator Taj Burrow confirming his return to defend his title at the seventh annual event.
Hailing from Western Australia, Taj lit up last year’s competition with his dynamic surfing and cheerful demeanour. Following a win in the thruster division, he took the title by pipping one of his childhood heroes – big wave legend Shane Dorian – to the post during a Grand Final head-to-head, an experience that he described as “like a dream come true.”
May 2017: Grace Belgravia has launched a 5-week Children’s Fitness and Wellbeing Programme running from May through to the end of June at St Columba’s Church, Knightsbridge in partnership with The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru launches NEW marine discovery centre - Celebrating a decade of conservation, preservation and education
April 2017 – Completely reimagined, restructured and redesigned inside and out, Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru brand new Marine Discovery Centre is a fitting testament to mark a decade of pioneering conservation projects at the Indian Ocean resort.
itmustbeNOW.com launches a new ‘Force For Good’ raising the bar on sustainability in hospitality and travel
April 2017: NOW, a new initiative calling for accountability around sustainability in travel has been launched on Earth Day (22 April 2017). As a ‘Force for Good’, NOW’s mission is to create a global community of consumers who are passionate about travel and want to help tackle the environmental and social challenges facing our planet.
April 2017: This summer, The Alpina Gstaad is delighted to welcome a host of new wellness experiences aimed to revive both mind and body. From Art Therapy and workshops to relieve stress, through to Tibetan Healing and new fitness programmes, The Alpina Gstaad is the summer go-to for mountain relaxation. “Come Up, Slow Down” this summer season, from 9 June – 17 September.
April 2017: Spring sees fresh new looks at the Original FX Mayr Health Center both in the dining room and tea bar with the arrival of new head chef, Andreas Wolff. A Brandenburg native, Head Chef, Andreas Wolff, is used to cooking at the renowned Fischers Fritz in Berlin and the Bellevue Palace. Today, the culinary delicacies at the Original FX Mayr Health Center bear his indistinguishable signature.
NEW Tailor Made Wellness Packages at Le Mas Candille ‘360º Wellbeing’ and ‘Ultimate Pamper & Relax’ on the Cote d’Azur
April 2017: This spring, the luxurious Le Mas Candille on the Cote d’Azur is launching two new wellness packages, with a range of optional add-ons to tailor make your experience. Located between Cannes and Grasse in the medieval village of Mougins, Le Mas Candille’s tranquil spot is ideal, whether you need an active weekend or an indulgent pampering break.
April 2017: All the latest news from indigoeight’s clients
April 2017: Grace Belgravia, London’s leading preventative health and wellbeing club for women, is delighted to announce a partnership with three luxury destination hotels in Europe to offer Grace Retreats 2017: the ultimate city escape this summer.
Four Seasons Bali to open NEW Imperial and Royal Villas - The Ultimate Sanctuary and Intimate Wedding Venue
March 2017 – As it completes a dramatic, two-year renovation of 147 villas, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has saved the best for last with the upcoming opening of the Imperial and Royal Villas.
March 2017: Where better to learn how to manage stress and improve your wellbeing, than in the glorious setting of the Swiss Alps? New for this summer, The Alpina Gstaad and corporate wellness specialist Working In Balance collaborate on a pioneering retreat, helping guests to ‘rebalance’ and alleviate stress.
Biofit Breaks New Ground - World's first scientific study into health benefits of indoor green exercise
March 2017: Biofit, the indoor-outdoor gym concept, has released ground-breaking research into the benefits of its green, nature-inspired interiors and machinery-free, real world fitness method. The scientific study by the UKActive Research Institute, is the first of its kind to explore the added wellness benefits and appeal of ‘indoor green exercise’.
March 2017: A new health drink is set to take the UK by storm this spring. Wild Fizz Kombucha is a raw sparking tea, made with 100% natural and organic ingredients and packed full of gut friendly live cultures, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Grace Belgravia, London’s leading women’s health and wellbeing club – Announces Summer Season Membership
March 2017: Women coming to London this summer can take advantage of a special seasonal membership at Grace Belgravia, London’s leading preventative health and wellbeing club for women, whether they are visiting just for a day, one week or staying up to three months.
Capture the dramatic beauty of the Scottish Highlands with Max Milligan on a new Photographic Retreat
March 2017. Alladale Wilderness Reserve has introduced a new photography retreat, led by acclaimed author and fine art photographer, Max Milligan, to appeal to photographers of all levels who wish to capture one of the most dramatic, remote and breathtaking landscapes in Britain.
February 2017: Tickets are now available for “The Truth about The Menopause” on Wednesday 8 March, which marks the second in a series of #gracetalks, bringing honest and thought-provoking discussion around different aspects of health to Grace Belgravia
February 2017 – In its first star-ratings for Indonesia, Forbes Travel Guide has awarded the coveted Five-Stars to both Four Seasons Resorts Bali at Jimbaran Bay and Sayan, recognizing “virtually flawless service and amazing facilities” and reaffirming their status as Bali’s leading luxury resorts.
February 2017: With today’s increasingly chaotic and uncertain world, finding a place to disconnect and a space to reconnect has never been more important. Tickets are now on sale for Restival Arizona, a five night transformational retreat set deep in the Arizona Desert, but hurry as spaces are limited.
February 2017: Martin Göschel has been appointed Executive Chef at The Alpina Gstaad from 1 May 2017. The 45 year old German succeeds Marcus G. Lindner, who is leaving the hotel at the end of the 2017 winter season for a new challenge in Zurich. In his new role, Göschel will be responsible for the two acclaimed restaurants, Sommet (18 GaultMillau points, 1 Michelin star) and MEGU (16 GaultMillau points, 1 Michelin star), as well as for the Swiss Stübli, the Alpina Lounge, the hotel’s room service and the banqueting area.
February 2017 – iamYiam, the award winning digital preventive health platform has partnered with Cytoplan Ltd, one of the most established and respected UK organic supplements and vitamins providers, to offer the ability to buy individually tailored supplements direct from iamYiam.com.
MANTA TRUST EXPEDITIONS ABOARD FOUR SEASONS EXPLORER - A rare opportunity to join a thrilling seven-night research odyssey studying the Maldives’ most exciting residents: manta rays and whale sharks
February 2017: If swimming with manta rays and whale sharks isn’t already on your bucket list, it most definitely should be. Words cannot capture the wonder of sharing the water with some of the ocean’s most majestic marine marvels– and with Four Seasons Explorer’s Manta Trust Expeditions, you don’t even need to be a diver to get in on the action.
February 2017: On 1 February, Biofit hosted three speakers at the pop up showroom in west London, to discuss the impact of nature and wellness design. Biofit founder Matt Morley introduced the physical and mental benefits of working out in nature, and how one of the driving aims of his Biofit concept is to “create positive spaces of wellbeing”.
Embrace an Evolution in Over-Water Living - Kuda Huraa announces launch of game changing water villas
January 2017: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa unveils its brand new all-villa water accommodations - the country’s ultimate lagoon sanctuaries.
Completely renovated, refurbished and extended throughout, each vast oceanic haven has its own private 24 square metre (260 square foot) infinity pool, accessible through sliding glass doors from a brand new day bed alcove in the master bedroom.
The Alpina Gstaad Voted Number One Luxury Hotel and Top Hotel in Switzerland in Trip Advisors Traveler Choice Awards 2017
January 2017 – The Alpina Gstaad has been ranked number one in the categories of ‘Luxury Hotel’ and ‘Top Hotels’ in Switzerland in the Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice Awards 2017. The accolades are based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe.
January 2017: All the latest news and stories from indigoeight’s clients
Four Seasons launches NEW Active Adventures to help you keep fit and experience another side of Bali
Going on holiday often conjures up ideas of lazing poolside, eating and drinking ourselves into a coma, and letting the email ‘Auto-Reply’ inform the world that we are out of reach. But as an increasing number of travellers look for new and more active ways to experience a destination, Four Seasons Resorts Bali has launched new adventure tours and wellness programmes to get you off the beaten track and on the road to health. Stay in shape with a variety of activities at the riverside mountain retreat of Four Seasons Sayan, and the traditional beach resort of Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay:
January 2017: Grace Belgravia, London’s leading health and wellbeing club for women, is delighted to introduce a new series of Cleanse and Weight Loss programmes for the ultimate City detox.
The Grace Cleanse and Grace Weight Optimisation Programmes are all designed to take the stress out of an individual’s health needs and enable the best results within a timeframe to fit any type of lifestyle. The Grace Cleanses range from one to ten days and the Grace Weight Optimisation Programmes start from two weeks to eight weeks for a total mind and body transformation.
Get off the grid in one of the UK’s remotest lodges and escape the trappings of modern living in rustically-refurbished Deanich Lodge
January 2017: 2016 saw a new kind of escapism, where travellers would seek out remote corners of the world to go ‘off the grid”. In 2017, our fast paced, tech-addicted world brings a greater desire to completely disconnect and get away from it all, but to also find space to reconnect with others and our natural world.
December 2016: As we approach the start of another year, many of us will think about embarking on a new beauty, health or fitness regime. Below are our suggestions to help shake off those winter blues and improve your health, looks and wellbeing for 2017…
December 2016: For 2017, Wildfitness is introducing a series of new experiences, including city-based Urban Retreats, a new UK location and a food-themed retreat in Greece. Suited to all fitness levels, Wildfitness breaks are shaped around a three pillared philosophy; movement and challenge, healthy and tasty eating, plus rest and relaxation. So go on – escape the office, unleash your inner animal and take a trip on the wild side.
December 2016: Biofit: An organic gym concept for big city life that harnesses the proven wellbeing benefits of Vitamin N(ature) by bringing the outside world in, launches in the UK this January. Biofit’s nature-centric ethos extends from its green interiors to its training methodology, which combines real world exercises with mindful movement to engage the brain, leaving clients physically and mentally fitter.
December 2016: According to Luxury Travel, healing holidays which focus on the mind and emotions are one of the big new wellness trends for 2017. Step forward “super fixer” Erin Knowles, founder of Island Retreats, with her exciting new brand that is designed to do exactly this, by bringing together well-known teachers and healers to help guide busy people in need of some serious time out.
November 2016: What to get for that someone who has everything? The gift of wellbeing is one of the most valuable presents to give and receive. Last year, this may have involved the latest wearable technology. This year, iamYiam, the specialists in personalised natural health, have the answer – with a seasonal offer on their genetics analysis test. Until 24th December, if you purchase a DNA profiling package costing £387, iamYiam will gift you another for free for a friend or partner.
November: As the nights draw in, S.A.D takes hold and work stresses peak, look to the Indian Himalayas as the place to beat anxiety and get a better work-life balance this winter. For the whole of December, destination spa Ananda in the Himalayas will host stress management consultant, meditation instructor and holistic practitioner Toby Maguire as Visiting Master.
November 2016 – indigoeight is delighted to announce its appointment as the UK Public Relations representatives for Döttling – an international luxury brand designing the finest antique and high security safes and will be one to watch in 2017.
November 2016: Grace Belgravia, London’s health and wellbeing club for women, is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with Capri Beauty Farm & SPA with the UK launch of their pioneering Leg School® – Hollywood’s best kept beauty secret.
November 2016 – On December 8, The Alpina Gstaad welcomes its fifth winter season, which runs until March 19, 2017. From new wellness initiatives to alternatives to ski- ing, this winter promises to be the most unforgettable yet. Here’s 10 reasons why…
The Original FX Mayr Health Center offers Immune System Support with the ‘Mayr Winter Vitality‘ Programme
November 2016: The Original FX Mayr Health Center’s Winter Vitality programme has been especially created to help support the immune system leaving guests stronger, healthier and ready to battle the cold and flu season.
October 2016: As November throws it’s shadows on the UK, what better time to invest in some healthy, restorative me-time in the sun? Renowned for its transformative fitness holidays in stunning locations, this winter Wildfitness takes it’s wild way of training to the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. The seven and 10 night retreats will take place at the White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa.
October 2016: In an increasingly stressful world, where we are faced with longer working hours, less free time, and a never ending stream of digital information to navigate, there is a paradoxical new trend emerging that partners physically intense, high-adrenaline activities with Zen-like spa treatments
October 2016: Looking for a better way to cope with workplace stress? Perhaps a pioneering workshop that combines proven techniques for keeping it under control, with a blissful break in beautiful surroundings is the answer. New for 2017, corporate wellness specialist Working In Balance is hosting a series of unique ‘rebalancing retreats’ in the spectacular setting of Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal. With almost 10 million workdays lost to stress each year in the UK alone, workplace wellness is a topic rapidly gaining visibility.
October 2016: One of the world’s leading destination spas, Ananda in the Himalayas, introduces a new 7-night Dhyana program – a process of self realisation aimed to allow guests to gain more control over their physical and mental faculties, balancing them emotionally as well as spiritually.
Getting over a Saturday night has never tasted so good - Grace Belgravia launches Sunday Detox Brunch
September 2016: Whether you need to get yourself back on track after an excessive summer or simply fancy a healthy catch up with friends, Grace Belgravia launches The Sunday Grace Detox Brunch. Available to members and non-members, rather than a Bloody Mary and carb loaded approach, the brunch comprises a three-step detox menu that will flush out the results of an overindulgent late night and re-boot you for the week ahead.
September 2016: Wildfitness is bringing its wild way of training to the urban environment with a new city based initiative. Launching next month, Wildfitness Urban Retreats is an exciting series of long weekend breaks, promising a fun, healthy and authentic way to experience a city.
September 2016: It is now a widely accepted and scientifically backed view that optimum health can only occur with a fully functioning gut. With this philosophy at the heart of their offering, the Original FX Mayr Health Center introduces Mayr Pre-Lab testing.
September 2016: Six months into beta launch, iamYiam has received a Seal of Excellence for Research & Innovation from the European Commission and continues in its goal to be the leading health and wellbeing hub that leverages technology, data and genetics to bridge the gap between preventive health therapies and science.
September 2016: Grace Belgravia, London’s leading women-only health, wellbeing and lifestyle club, has appointed indigoeight communications as its public relations agency in the UK.
With an unsurpassed range of health and beauty offerings under one roof, facilities include an integrated medical clinic, spa retreat, gym, networking space and healthy restaurant. The venue also plays host to an inspiring monthly calendar of events.
September 2016: The World Spa Awards were announced on 4 September at a gala ceremony at the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia. Global spa management company Resense, whose spa concept is being implemented exclusively within Kempinski hotels, were delighted to receive multiple awards throughout the evening.
September 2016: As the trend for ‘urban re-wilding’ takes hold, Wildfitness is excited to announce a second London location for its Saturday Movement Jams. South Londoners can now get in on the action as Wildfitness launches in Battersea Park next month.
August 2016: As gender stereotypes blur, joint pre-marital celebrations become more popular as couples start their married life together. Single sex pre-wedding shindigs are out of fashion, with the bachelor or bachelorette often opting to spend their ‘last days of freedom’ with both male and female friends. With that in mind, The Alpina Gstaad in one of Switzerland’s most famous alpine resorts, has launched the new Suite Alpine Sten Do (Stag + Hen) package.
August 2016: The Resense Spa at Kempinski Hotel Summerland Beirut in Lebanon is to open on 5 September with a visually impressive circular building in the resort garden. The 1,400sqm spa has been designed and will be managed by global spa management company Resense.
July 2016 – Global Spa Management company Resense, combines high-energy sports and fitness with a luxury spa to offer a comprehensive and unique wellbeing club for the Fuzhou region in China, with the recent opening of Kempinski The Spa & Health Club Fuzhou.
July 2016: This summer, The Alpina Gstaad has unveiled its brand new Chalet Suite, a discreet haven in the Swiss Alps. Ideal for those seeking privacy without compromising on space, the three-bedroom suite offers the exclusivity of an apartment which is set apart from the rest of the hotel.
July 2016: Wildfitness is bringing its wild way of training to the urban environment with a new city based initiative. Launching in October, Wildfitness Urban Retreats is an exciting series of long weekend breaks, promising a fun, healthy and authentic way to experience Berlin.
June 2016: Renowned for highly effective, transformative fitness holidays in wild and stunning locations, Wildfitness returns to Crete in 2016. With food and nutrition always at its heart, this year Wildfitness Crete will embrace a “Taste of the Gods” theme.
Ancient Ceremonies, Cultural Celebrations & Desert Adventures: NEW Restival Arizona launches this September
June 2016: Restival is excited to announce that the nomadic event will travel to Arizona, USA this September.
May 2016: The Alpina Gstaad has announced the launch of Six Senses Integrated Wellness. This initiative brings together the latest technology and in-house expertise to create personalised wellness programmes.
May 2016 – Resense is offering residents of Harbin, a city often referred to as the “Oriental Paris”, a unique spa experience with the opening of the Kempinski The Spa at Kempinski Hotel Harbin, in northeastern China.
May 2016: Following the success of its inaugural event in Morocco last November, RESTIVAL is delighted to bring the magical nomadic event to a new location in the Sahara desert in November 2016.
May 2016 – Global spa management company, Resense, is delighted to announce eight new luxury spa developments across Asia, with projects scheduled in China, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea.
April 2016 – The Original FX Mayr introduces ‘The Flow’, a 50-minute class combining yoga, dynamic meditation and moderate interval training to enhance physical and spiritual strength during the Mayr cure process.
March 2016: The Alkaline Cookbook is a pioneering new collection of recipes that draws upon the nutritional practice of the world famous Original FX Mayr Health Centre.
February 2016: Taking your workout to the great outdoors is the must-do fitness trend of 2016, and where better to do it than in the Highlands of Scotland. Launching this year are Wildfitness retreats at Alladale Wilderness Reserve, bringing their transformative fitness holidays to a wild, stunning location that’s just an hour’s drive from Inverness.
January 2016: Ananda is drawing on its fifteen years of experience to deliver a new and dynamic approach to fitness in 2016. Introducing a brand new partnership with a leading fitness ex-pert and a fresh Active programme combining studio and outdoor fitness elements, Ananda is successfully mixing cutting edge and traditional techniques
INSPIRE ME - Leading healthy travel website to showcase one brand new retreat daily throughout January
December 2015: Leading healthy travel website Queen of Retreats has just launched Inspire Me, a special section to showcase favourite retreats and help visitors sift through the healthy holiday hype.
November 2015: According to Wildfitness, living an office-based lifestyle is like being an
animal in captivity – it’s not a natural state to live. So if that’s you, it’s time to unleash
your inner animal and find a healthier balance to your life. Wildfitness is announcing the perfect location to motivate you – White Sands Luxury Villas & Spa, Zanzibar.