A few properties have decided to respond to the current situation and got creative to offer “Immunity and COVID-19 Retreats” that combine a hotel stay with wellness experiences; others are offering long-term stay offers that respect shelter-in-place and social-distancing rules. We’re definitely not advising you to travel. But, if you find yourself near these six hotels, you may just be able to enjoy a travel experience while indulging in wellness and being socially responsible.
THE STANDFORD INN BY THE SEA
Bask in the healing powers of the great outdoors at this retreat in Mendocino, California. The Stanford Inn’s “Immune System Boost Vacation Package” is packed with health-boosting activities, which you’ll enjoy alongside fresh ocean air and the serenity of the surrounding Redwood forests. Wellness program director Sid Garza-Hillman will teach whole food, plant-based cooking and nutrition workshops while art therapist Joan Stanford will host creative play workshops; a regular schedule of meditation classes will also be available.
While you’re here, you can also indulge in the resort’s spa services, take outriggers and bikes out for a spin, or enjoy yoga or tai chi classes. The three-day package is an add-on option that costs US$755 per couple; accommodation is extra and is priced from US$350 per night.
WALDHOTEL HEALTH & MEDICAL EXCELLENCE
The “Immunity Boost PRO” package at this super-luxe Swiss medical retreat is just the thing if you’re trying to stay healthy. The stay at Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence includes a wealth of medical services like doctor consultations, ECGs, lab tests, pulmonary function tests, and two vitamin complex infusions. Nutrition is important here, so you’ll also get a 90-minute cooking lab with Nutritionist Chef Martin Stein and Waldhotel Colour Cuisine half-board at the property’s Verbena restaurant.
You’ll also relax at Waldhotel’s exclusive MediSpa, which you’ll have full access to, and enjoy a 90-minute de-stress massage and a 50-minute regeneration massage, and be able to participate in “The Elements” outdoor activity program. The four-day package is priced from US$4,300, though it can also be booked without staying at the property.
Waldhotel can also text for Covid-19, which costs approx. US$245.
THE FARM AT SAN BENITO
Just 90 minutes outside Manila, this lush tropical retreat is offering a 3-day/2-night “Immune Support Program” with an array of medical inclusions. The package begins with COVID-19 testing on arrival and includes nutrient-rich organic vegan meals and integrated medical services like holistic health consultations, lung purifying steam therapy, and immune support IV treatment. In your downtime, you’ll also be treated to a chlorophyll body wrap at the spa, and daily mindfulness and functional fitness activities such as yoga, meditation, and powerwalks. The program is priced from US$980.
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This luxury accommodation brand has 42 luxury hotel suite-style apartments across nine locations in Switzerland. They’re already minimizing human interaction with the use of artificial intelligence, but with the pandemic, they’re offering customizable packages that include swish digs and optional medical extras.
Units are fully automated with no human interaction and you’ll enjoy designer-like spaces that come with full-service kitchens, saunas, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, and personal gyms. A private app also gives you 24-hour access to a concierge service that you can use to order meals and groceries – everything will be placed outside your door. For those looking for medical attention, Le Bijou has partnered with a private local clinic to offer doctor visits, in-room coronavirus testing, and 24-hour nurse care. From US$500 per night; free stays available for Swiss health workers.
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HOTEL ST CECILIA
This boutique property located in Austin, Texas is cautiously accepting guests while adhering to government guidelines and regulations. Their “Lounge With Us” package includes a US$35 food and beverage credit and complimentary late checkout until 1PM. While you’re here, kick back in their chic suites and bungalows which are themed around music. You’ll enjoy Grown Alchemist amenities and a handmade organic bed by Hästens, as well as a lending library that includes vintage LPs, rock star biographies, and Gibson guitars. Did we mention that they also have a “Room Service at Home” menu that includes breakfast in bed options, cheeseboards, and DIY cocktail kits? Social distancing guidelines are adhered to here, so you can expect limited housekeeping and non-contact check-in and checkout procedures.
NEW TREE RANCH
Sheltering in place in California but looking for a change in scenery? This secluded, eco-friendly ranch in Healdsburg, Northern California, may just do the trick. They’re taking long-term shelter-in-place reservations for stays beginning April 27 and will offer four- and six-night retreats from July 1. Self-isolation won’t look so bad when you’re enjoying the wide open spaces set across 120 acres, luxurious suites (or perhaps a luxury canvas ‘glamping’ tent), outdoor fitness trails, plant-based cooking classes, Wim Hof breathing techniques, and group yoga sessions. You’ll even have the ranch animals to keep you company and wine from the local town to sip on in the evenings!
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