A Sustainable Wellness Hotel is in High Demand for Travelers

The phrase “sustainable wellness hotel” is a popular one in the luxury travel industry. An increasing number of hotels are trying to attract customers with this catch phrase. So what does sustainable wellness mean and what characteristics does a sustainable wellness hotel provide its guests?

Sustainably thinking and acting hotels take the upmost care and responsibility for the environment. They do this in a variety of ways. First, it can be in their selection of food and products or energy generation. Next, it is waste management, regional value creation or the support for social projects. Therefore, the ultimate goal is a holistic concept that blends the sustainable theme into all areas of the hotel. In addition, the hotel’s wellness and spa area are also included.

We want to share two sustainable wellness hotels that offer sustainability into their oases of relaxation and well-being. They deliver sustainability in a number of ways. Each finds their niche and discover how to implement their holistic concepts. These properties have a commitment to sustainability and closely work with partners who share our own values.

In Germany’s Black Forest, Beauty Lies in Nature

The Hotel Schwarzwald Panorama in Germany has implemented sustainable action across almost 100% of the value chain. In addition, it applies to the 850 square meter spa area. Guests can enjoy their mineral thermal swimming pool and saunas. The hotel’s spa team only uses natural cosmetics that are made from organic, plant-based ingredients. These are utilized in all spa treatments.

The goal is to strengthen the skin’s own natural processes and protect it from external influence. Schwarzwald Panorama features the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care treatment concept and offers selected medicinal plants. The spa’s facial and body treatments follow the Pharmos Natur method. In addition, the treatment uses a fresh aloe vera leaf and can be booked as a relaxing massage. Lastly, try a stimulating detox or anti-stress treatment.

Wellness in Zermatt – Utilizing Potent Elixirs of Local Fruits

At the new Ashram SPA of the CERVO Mountain Resort, only natural cosmetics and care products are used. The soothing and moisturizing energy of the aloe vera plant is magical. In addition, the healing and invigorating effects of alpine herbs are popular too. Plus, experience the full power of the Valais apricot.

“Over centuries, we have refined how to use the power of nature in different cultures. The insights serve as the basis for the holistic program of treatments and rituals we offer guests at CERVO.”

All products used at the Zermatt in Switzerland are free of animal testing, gluten and silicone. Hence, they are also both vegan and non-comedogenic. The beautiful, open spa area is designed with natural materials. For example, you will find plenty of space for self-discovery and deep relaxation. Simply relax and stroll through the alpine herb garden. Be pampered with a Bhutanese hot stone bath or a Tibetan honey treatment. In the end, everyone finds peace, relaxation and mindfulness in their own way, at this luxurious northern European sauna landscape.

The Life of Luxury can provide a wide variety of sustainable wellness hotel choices for you to consider.  Utilize our luxury travel service to enjoy a memorable VIP experience.

We hope you enjoyed reading about the popularity of a sustainable wellness hotel. Give yourself a treat and heal your mind, body and spirit. Return soon and follow our popular luxury magazine.

Photo: Hotel Schwarzwald Panorama

Celebrate National Yoga Month at a Luxury Wellness Retreat

September is National Yoga Month so yogis from around the world are looking for an outstanding luxury wellness retreat. Of course there are many to choose from. From commercialized retreats at the biggest luxury resorts to quaint programs on a remote island. We wanted to share a couple destinations that are worthy of your luxury travel plan consideration.

What type of wellness retreat are you looking for? One with mountain scenery? How about a beachfront locale? We got you covered! Celebrate National Yoga Month with a memorable luxury stay at a top resort.

One of our top picks is the amazing Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. Take the ultimate wellness vacation during National Yoga Month to this luxury resort. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offers guests a variety of terrific, yoga experiences. Get inspiration from the surrounding desert setting.

One program offered is named Zennis. It’s a unique blend of tennis and yoga. You will be taught the finer points of tennis from the resort’s own tennis pros. Learn needed skills and tips during a movement-based tennis clinic. You’ll also gain a understanding of how yoga can be integrated into playing tennis. Learn about the importance of functional stretches and aligning your body for the ultimate performance. The Zennis program is $50 per person.

At the Sanctuary’s Satori Wellness Retreat, you have the opportunity to focus on your wellness goals. Enjoy this relaxing getaway and custom designed activities that cover both four and five day programs. Your program is led by a certified personal trainer. You’ll receive help with a fitness assessment and a weight management plan. There are numerous spa treatment to try at the incredible Sanctuary Spa. Also choose from a variety of wellness classes. But don’t worry that all is lost when you get back home. Your personal trainer will do follow-up sessions to offer further motivation and mentorship to help you obtain your goals.

At Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa in Florida, enjoy staying at a AAA Four Diamond-rated resort. Enjoy yoga classes on the private, white sand beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Your meditation and yoga classes will be taught by Elsa Granja. Cost for this program is only $20 per person.

Yoga classes are provide all year-round at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Cape Cod. This Massachusetts property is the perfect family destination. Take in the relaxing sea breezes and beautiful scenery. The yoga classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday at 8:30am. Each class is one hour long and free if you are staying at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel.

Whiteface Lodge is located in the High Peaks of Lake Placid, New York. This luxury lodge is a Forbes Four Star all-suite property is surrounded by a gorgeous woodland environment. Enjoy traditional yoga classes by the pool, lake or even fireside at this amazing all-suite lodge. For those wanting to try a different wellness program, consider Yogilates. You guess it. It’s a combination of yoga and Pilates. Mim Frantz is a the Whiteface Lodge yoga instructor. Guest who are staying at Whiteface Lodge can enjoy the daily classes at no charge.

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa in Florida is a spectacular luxury resort. Guests can enjoy complimentary yoga classes both Friday (9am) and Saturday (11am). Be treated to awesome beach and ocean views at this boutique-style resort. If you are not staying at the resort, classes are just $15 per person.

Plan your wellness retreat today and enjoy National Yoga Month. Concierges Worldwide can help you plan and book your luxury travel itinerary. Stop back son to read more travel industry news and hot trends.

Photo: Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Be Pampered at a Wellness Retreat at the CostaBaja Resort and Spa

Getting away on a luxury vacation means different things to different people. Some enjoy to relax and be pampered while, others are super-charged and wanting to see everything they can. The CostaBaja Resort and Spa Resort and Spa is offering a wonderful, wellness retreat.

Yoga Master Cat Van Haayen is a former professional triathlete, and the creator of YOGathletA. YOGathletA is a method that focus on athletes and is yoga-inspired. Cat Van Haayen will be the instructor for the wellness retreat at the luxury CostaBaja Resort and Spa. The course is titled, “Rejuvenate, Reactivate and Revitalize.”

This retreat will take place between May 18 and 22. “Rejuvenate, Reactivate and Revitalize” will be a relaxing and re-energizing event. CostaBaja Resort and Spa is near the the capital of Mexico’s Baja California – La Paz. This all-inclusive property is located on the shores of the scenic, Sea of Corte.

A summary of this CostaBaja wellness retreat includes the following:
* Luxurious room with amazing views in the five star CostaBaja Resort
* Shuttle service both to and from the nearby airport
* Full meal plan that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
* An open bar between noon to 11:00 p.m. each day at several bars at the resort
* A full day water excursion, including swimming with the seals
* A daily Retreats Unlimited gift bag for each guest
* All taxes, tips and services at the hotel restaurants

This five-day, four-night retreat will revive and empower your mind, body and spirit. Enjoy beautiful beach sunsets, relaxing spa treatments and early morning yoga sessions on the beach. You will also enjoy various meditation techniques and experience nightly empowerment meditations as the sun sets each day.

The luxurious CostaBaja Resort and Spa is situated on 550 acres of lush, environmentally protected coastal land. Take in ocean views, a white sand beach, in addition to a 250 slip marina.

Focusing on various sports athletes, Cat Van Haayen is one of the most recognized yoga instructors in the industry. She has a strong background in Pilates and combines yoga along with strength training, mobility, stability, and different recovery techniques.

Please consider this amazing VIP experience. If you book before April 15, the wellness retreat is only $2,459.00 USD for a shared room. Double occupancy is $2,755 for single occupancy.

Local sightseeing is also encouraged. Visit nearby Isla Espiritu Santo, which is designated as a UNESCO World-Heritage bio-reserve. For golf lovers, try your golfing skills. Play on the only, Gary Player-designed golf course in all of Mexico.

Contact The Life of Luxury to book the “Rejuvenate, Reactivate and Revitalize” wellness retreat at the CostaBaja Resort and Spa. Our travel specialists can book your entire itinerary. Be sure to come back soon and follow our luxury blog. We share the latest luxury travel news and trendy destinations around the world.

Photo: CostaBaja Resort and Spa

Enjoy a Wellness Retreat at the El Coco Loco Resort in Nicaragua

Located on a tranquil beach in the northwestern corner of Nicaragua, the El Coco Loco Resort is offering an amazing eight-day, wellness retreat. This all-inclusive property is a leading eco-conscious resort and known for their numerous yoga, surf and service retreats.

Amanda Rose Walsh is organizer and host for the wellness retreat, scheduled for eight days beginning April 23, 2016. Walsh is a yoga and fitness guru plus boxing champion, who has dedicated her career to fitness and personal health. She teaches a range disciplines, such as running, Pilates, power lifting and TRX. Walsh lives in New York City and received her Masters Degree from Columbia University and is also a certified personal trainer.

Amanda Rose Walsh was quoted, “This is the perfect retreat for those looking to expand on the conventional resort visit. It will blend yoga, surfing, meditation, a volcano visit, art, bonfires and even chocolate-making with gourmet vegetarian meals and the opportunity for community volunteerism. This will be the most restorative and energizing vacation you’ve ever experienced.”

If you are looking to immerse yourself in tropical setting and enrich your yoga experience, then this wellness retreat is the perfect choice. The beauty of Nicaragua in Central America awaits. Be treated to an eco-conscious lifestyle at El Coco Loco Resort and celebrate nature. It’s a VIP experience you’ll cherish for years to come.

What’s so nice about the El Coco Loco Resort is it’s focus on being environmentally conscious. Things happen a bit slower here, so you can relax and unwind. There are open-air pavilions where you can receive a tranquil massage. Try horseback riding on the private beaches where you won’t find many people. The yoga studio provides amazing ocean views while you indulge in yoga practice.

Below are some of the highlights you will enjoy at the eight-day wellness retreat at the El Coco Loco Resort:

• Luxury accommodations in an environmentally conscious resort in Nicaragua.
• Enjoy three, gourmet vegetarian meals each day. This includes your non-alcoholic drinks. Choose form a variety of fresh seafood and other protein options. If required, you can request dairy-free or gluten-free meals.
• Shuttle service on both the first and last day of the wellness retreat, between the Managua Airport and your lodge.
• A welcoming and closing ceremony.
• A wellness goodie bag that is given to each guest upon arrival.
• Access to two yoga studios. You can use mats, straps and other props.
• Yoga practices each day of the retreat lasting two hours in the morning.
• Relaxing, meditation classes.
• Two different afternoon yoga workshops: one on restorative and other slow flow.
• Have fun while experiencing three adventures: a group surf lesson, chocolate making workshop, plus your choice of volcano hiking or volcano boarding.
• Take part in three, art classes taught by artist Sebastian Alappat. The classes include all the materials you’ll need to create your own art that you’l be able to take home with you.
• A memorable, bonfire on the beach.
• Lots of free time to explore and relax during your stay.
• Full use of all the resort’s amenities – lounge areas, swimming pool, hammocks and private beach
• You can choose to learn about and participating with the Resort’s own non-profit foundation, named “Waves of Hope.”

I have personally been involved in several, non-profit and charitable activities overseas. It’s a very rewarding experience to help the local communities that we visit, but often overlook. It’s a wonderful way to “give back” and help the people improve their quality of life.

Contact us for additional details regarding the wellness retreat at the eco-friendly El Coco Loco Resort in Nicaragua. Stop by soon to read more travel and health programs in our luxury blog. We offer access to unique and hard to find, VIP experiences all around the world.

Photo: El Coco Loco Resort

Pamper Yourself with Luxury Treatments at 4 Award-Winning Spas

Many people around the world are tired of the cold weather that winter brings. Spring is right around the corner, so it’s time to experience luxury firsthand and get pampered at some of the top award-winning spas.

Give your body what it craves with a VIP experience offering unparalleled relaxation and ultimate satisfaction. Receive a rejuvenating spa treatment to ward off those winter blues and revitalize your mind, body and spirit.

For many people, spending time at a premiere luxury resort or day spa is a wonderful pleasure. It’s their time to beat the stress of our daily lives. So make plans to enjoy world-class treatments and luxury spa services!

We wanted to share 4 award-winning spas with you and some of their featured, luxury spa treatment packages:

· SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
· SiSpa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
Utilizing the guava fruit, with its sparkling berry notes and intoxicating blossoms of freshness, try the Rejuvenating Indian Si Scrub. This 50-minute treatment starts with an invigorating guava scrub with guava products from Pure Fiji. Guava is known to be packed with essential antioxidants and vitamins and contain the richest natural source of vitamin C. Vitamin C assists collagen production in your skin. Spa guest will then enjoy a refreshing shower, followed by relaxing, body massage. Customize your massage by choosing your guava oil relaxation application.
The Rejuvenating Indian Si Scrub treatment is priced at $110 at SiSpa Pompano Beach it is $110 and $125 at SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott.

· The Umstead Spa at The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.)
The Flower Hammam Ritual treat at The Umstead Spa is both a rejuvenating and cleansing treatment. It consists of using rich essential oils. The luxury spa treatment starts with an exfoliation of Lemon Coffee Blossom Scrub. Next your body is covered with warm, white clay. This process helps detoxify and cleanse the skin. Your sensory VIP experience continues with rich aromas of Orange Quince Mist, along with Moroccan Mint Tea. To warm and relax the body, the Flower Hammam Ritual continues with a relaxing application of Cardamom Amber Oil.
Flower Hammam Ritual at at The Umstead Hotel and Spa is priced at $165 for a 80 minute treatment or $220 for 100 Minutes.

· Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, Arizona)
The Citrus Lavender Softening Scrub treatment is an experience of intoxicating aromas. Smell the glorious fragrance of bright citrus and balancing lavender. Spa guests can unwind with nourishing sea minerals, in addition to the healing properties of lavender. This full body exfoliation is wonderful, relaxing delight. Indulge in this luxury, antioxidant body hydration application. After the treatment makes your skin feel silky and smooth, continue with a relaxing body massage.
The Citrus Lavender Softening Scrub at Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is priced at – 60-minutes $165 and 90-minutes $235 Monday-Thursday, plus 60-minutes $175 and 90-minutes $245 Friday-Sunday.

· The Spa at Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, New York)
The Purifying Lodge Retreat allows guests to enjoy a purifying, renewing and detoxifying 80-minute multi-step treatment. This luxury treatment features numerous, mineral rich ingredients. This particular body treatment starts with a clay wrap that includes iron, magnesium and several amino acids. Next spa guests enjoy an application of oil infused with grapefruit, plus cypress leaves, lemon peel and juniper berries. The result of this treatment leaves one’s body relaxed and refreshed. To end, your treatment includes a full-body, hot stone massage.
The Purifying Lodge Retreat at The Spa at Whiteface Lodge is priced at $185 Monday-Thursday. and $195 Friday-Sunday.

Are you ready to be pampered and enjoy a luxury spa treatment? To visit one of the above mentioned award-winning spas, please contact us to help with your travel reservation. Return to follow our luxury blog and read about additional, luxury spa packages.

Photo: SiSpa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury Spa Experience at La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco

Located on royal grounds, the luxury La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco is a five-star palacial property. La Mamounia is set in beautiful royal gardens, in the heart of the imperial city of Marrakech.

The grounds surrounding La Mamounia include 300 year old olive trees, in addition to a vegetable garden. The hotel was designed with Moorish opulence and offers unlimited luxury amenities to make each hotel guest feel special.

For a true VIP experience, visit the 27,000-square-foot Spa La Mamounia and indulge in ultimate spa pampering. Spa La Mamounia focuses on both the beauty of mind and body. Spa La Mamounia now features Amala as its signature line of skincare products. Amala is respected as the world’s premier plant-powered luxury skincare brand, utilizing whole plant ingredients from the foothills of the scenic German Alps.

Like La Mamounia, Amala believes in nature’s transformative powers, so a partnership was meant to be. Spa La Mamounia features traditional hammams, stunning treatment rooms, Jacuzzi, relaxation room, fitness and exercise spaces, gorgeous indoor pool, in addition to both manicure and pedicure cabins.

The new spa therapies at La Mamounia are based on Amala’s six skincare lines and focus on specific needs such as – rejuvenate, hydrate, purify, soothe, brighten and detoxify. Below are the description of two luxury spa therapies:

New Amala facial experiences (30-90 minutes)
Focus on moisture infusion to replenish dry, dehydrated skin with nourishing plant oils; soothing hydration to improve elasticity and calm delicate skin; anti-oxidant age repair using age-defying plant actives; refining to restore youthful firmness and supple texture with powerful marine botanicals; rebalancing for combination skin; deep cleansing to clarify pores and purify the skin with nature’s most powerful phyto-actives and Rhassoul clay; radiance with botanicals rich in powerful peptides; and brightening with high potency plant actives to even and clarify skin tone and refine texture.

Amala body therapies (45-150 minutes)
Focus on: energizing to release tension via a stimulating exfoliation, detoxifying mask and invigorating massage using Thai and Shaitsu techniques, complemented by a mini facial; stimulating with a marine body wrap that envelops the body in vital nutrients of the sea, complemented by foot reflexology and dry brush exfoliation; soothing and purifying with a full body exfoliation via a mineral rich sea salt and crushed olive stone body polish, followed by a detoxifying clay body mask; aromatherapy including a shoulder massage, purifying scalp mud mask and skin renewing express facial; and pure back cleansing to detoxify for more even tone and texture. Additional Amala signature therapies at La Mamounia highlight sports and therapeutic massage; mama-to-be relaxation; warm stone massage; and revitalizing foot reflexology massage.

The word Amala translates into “most pure” in Sanskrit and is considered the beauty industry’s premier plant-powered luxury skincare collection. Amalza skincare beauty products are used at many five-star spas located around the world.

If you would like to visit a five-star luxury spa like at the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, contact The Life of Luxury today. We can help plan your luxury travel needs for the ultimate VIP experience. Return often to this luxury blog to read about the latest travel and beauty industry news.

Photo: La Mamounia Hotel

Luxury Spa and Wellness Experiences in Germany

Germany is blessed with a wide selection of luxury spas to get pampered and leave all your worries behind. Many people are surprised Germany has so many luxury spas to receive a true VIP experience.

For generations, Germans have always focused on their health and there are numerous resorts and spas specialize in combining the best treatments. We want to feature five luxury spa regions for discriminating guests who desire the very best.

The Incredible city of Baden-Baden has long been a popular destination for people looking for the best in wellness, culture and luxury. Many hotels in the area feature an on-site spa facility. The luxury Der Kleine Prinz hotel is romantic property that dates all the way back to 1890. There’s also the Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa (photo above) where you can stay in a luxury suite that overlooks the park. The hotel’s restaurant – Brenners-Park Restaurant was recently recognized and awarded a coveted Michelin Star.

You can also experience a luxury spa treatment at one of area’s public thermal baths. For example, try the Roman-Irish Friedrichsbad. This establishment was first opened back in 1877. They help clients through a – 17 stages, well-being program.


This region Germany offers spectacular scenery such as stunning natural landscapes and iconic landmarks. For an amazing wellness retreat, Bavaria is ideal. There are several highly rated luxury spa hotels to choose from. The 5-star Hotel Schloss Elmau can be found in the scenic Bavarian Alps. Feast on the beauty of mountain scenery. The Schloss Elmau Retreat is a sister property of Hotel Schloss Elmau just opened last month.

Sightseeing is plentiful in Bavaria. Don’t miss a visit to the world famous, fairytale castle – Schloss Neuschwanstein. In addition, part of a UNESCO biosphere reserve is Berchtesgadener, where you can receive unique spa treatments such as whey or hay baths and soothing warm mud treatments.


In Eastern Germnay, the Thuringian Forest region invites visitors to its numerous small towns, including Bad Salzungen. You can be treated to SOLE (salt) treatments that are famous due to the nearby natural saltwater springs. This establishment is one of oldest saltwater spas in Germany.

Bio-Seehotel Zeulenroda is Germany’s first organic resort and can be found on a tranquil fresh water reservoir. The luxury resort offers numerous spa treatments and strives to be a carbon-neutral property.

North Sea
In northern Germany is Wadden National Park. There you can stay at the luxury spa resort – St. Peter-Ording. In business for over 150 years, it’s an incredible property. With salty air, a relaxing walk on the beach is a must. Visit the nearby pine wood forests and take in nature’s beauty. Located on the North Sea is Restaurant and Bar “54” for a wonderful, fine dining experience.

Another terrific choice is upscale Aalernhuis Hotel & Spa. This luxury spa utilizes beauty products with natural, local ingredients including algae and amber. They are perfect to receive a stress relieving treatment.


Baltic Sea
The many islands and land near the scenci Baltic Sea provide the ideal blend of gorgeous seaside resorts and wellness properties. Choose from many small cities that offer romantic spa hotels. For example, the Schlossgut Schloss Schwansee is a luxury countryside manor that offers its luxury spa in the property’s prior horse stables. Another choice in Rostock is the Neptun Spa and Hotel. This location features a tremendous, 25,000 square foot spa that has a beautiful pool filled with fresh Baltic sea water. It’s a VIP experience to remember!


If you would like to book a trip to Germany and experience a luxury spa treatment at one the country’s top resorts, let us help plan and book your entire luxury travel itinerary. Follow this luxury blog to stay on top of the latest luxury industry news and travel package deals.

Photo: Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa

HydraFacial Pampering at Your Favorite Luxury Spas

Looking for a terrific way to look your best and treat your skin? We all want that perfect complexion, but it’s hard to find the time with our busy lives.

Pamper yourself with a HydraFacial at one of these award winning luxury spas – The Spa at Whiteface Lodge in New York, SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island in Florida and SiSpa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach in Florida.

The two waterfront, SiSpa spas are located in two of Florida’s top resorts. Whiteface Lodge is found in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, near Lake Placid, New York.

The HydraFacial is the most advanced and effective facial treatment available that consistently delivers quick results. A HydraFacial treatment consists of four simple steps to actually restore your skin to a youthful, healthy state. The goal is to enable your skin to function optimally.

HydraFacial was developed by Edge Systems LLC, and is the latest advance in non-laser skin-resurfacing systems. It offers a customized treatment to help all skin types reach their optimal state by improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, oily skin, congested and enlarged pores, brown spots plus hyper-pigmentation.

SISpa Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
Photo: SISpa Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa

The power of this medical grade treatment is it’s the only hydradermabrasian procedure that cleanses, extracts, exfoliates, detoxifies and hydrates all at the same time! The result is delivering long-term skin benefits that were not previously achieved. The HydraFacial process actually uses Vortex-Fusion technology, thus offering both a physical and chemical exfoliation process that removes imbedded oils and debris, in addition to delivering skin-specific solutions that greatly improve the appearance of your skin.

The Spa at Whiteface Lodge:
Pricing for 25/50/80-minute treatments is $125/$195/$265 (Friday-Sunday) and $115/$185/$255 (Monday-Thursday)

SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island:
Pricing for 20/50/80-minutes treatments is $195/$285/$475

SiSpa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach:
Pricing for 20/50/80-minutes treatments is $175/$265/$375

If you would like to book a travel reservation for a VIP experience at one of the above luxury resorts and try a HydraFacial treatment, contact us today. Follow this luxury blog to read about other great luxury travel packages.

Photo: SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island – Florida

Yoga and Wellness Retreat at Lumeria Maui, Hawaii

Lumeria Maui is Hawaii’s leading retreat for the mind, body and spirit and have partnered with David Bernstein’s Life Force Project to offer two back-to-back yoga and wellness retreats this summer.

It’s important to heal your mind, body and spirit and take a break from the daily stress in our lives. What better place to do that but in tropical Hawaii.

Lumeria Maui is a six-acre, award-winning destination that employs leading teachers and wellness professionals. It’s the ideal way to experience holistic educational experiences, yoga, therapies, in addition to other age-old disciplines that have carefully been woven into Hawaii’s pioneering wave sports and adventure.

The two retreats are the “Enchanted Healing – A Yoga Journey Within” which will be taught by Bee Bosnak. This retreat is offered between July 25-31, 2015. Soon after the “Yoga for the Radiant Soul” retreat is led by Sibyl Buck and held August 1-7, 2015.

The Life Force Project develops international wellness experiences, workshops and customized programs that are focused on connecting, expanding and evolving lives. David Bernstein is both founder and owner of Life Force Project and created it in 2013 after discovering his own inspiration during a journey into mindfulness, health and well-being. He then decided to leave fast-paced world of finance behind forever.

Lumeria Maui, Hawaii wellness retreat

Bee Bosnak is a highly desired yoga teacher and healer from New York City. She will guide students during the “Enchanted Healing” retreat via her Heal Yourself program. The program explores the strength of the physical body and at the same time, releases both suffering and emotional burdens. By utilizing both pranayama and asanas to create a mind-body connection, Bee also uses meditations, mantras and both gentle vinyasa and restorative yoga to improve each student’s emotional and physical bodies.

During the “Yoga for the Radiant Soul” retreat at Lumeria Maui, Sibyl Buck who a former high-fashion model and worked at some the top fashion icons in France such as – Chanel, Yves St. Laurent and Alexander McQueen. Buck will focus on developing power and strength, plus body restoration and relaxation by way of her various classes. Sibyl’s classes will integrate muscle strengthening, body alignment, postures and guided meditations. The goal of the course is to revive the body and encourage students to explore their own inner dimensions of the essential self.

This years courses at Lumeria Maui continues its efforts as one of Hawaii’s premiere destinations for education and adventure for both your body and mind. Their programs feature holistic experiences that cover diverse areas of wellness arts and practices. Lumeria has a goal to always honor the rich heritage, culture and land of the Hawaiian islands. In addition, they want to integrate the property’s design, programming and teaching into all aspects of the Lumeria Maui experience.

Each retreat program includes resort accommodations on Maui, plus all planned activities and dining at Lumeria’s restaurant MuBu. MuBu sources its dining ingredients first right on the property’s own organic gardens. In addition, they utilize neighboring farms in upcountry Maui.

If you are interested in traveling to tropical Hawaii and attend one of the two, yoga and wellness retreats at Lumeria Maui, contact The Life of Luxury today. We can help plan and book your entire travel itinerary. If you are looking for more luxury travel and health packages, return and follow this luxury blog.

Rejuvenate Your Skin For The Holidays with Amala

Amala skin care products are widely used across the best luxury spas around the world. A few notable spas include: Mandarin Oriental New York, The Dolder Grand, Six Senses Macau, Rancho La Puerta and Four Seasons Toronto.

Amalas’s skin care line is well known for its ultra-premium, results-oriented custom formulas that are based on advanced plant chemistry. The luxury brand’s products are of 100% natural origin, and work in harmony with your body to produce visible results with benefits to both your skin and senses.

With the holiday season upon us, it’s a busy time of shopping, spending time with family and friends plus lots of eating and drinking. But it’s important to take care of your body as your skin can become damaged due to the cold wealthier and busy lifestyle.

Terese Linke is the Global Spa Training and Education Director for Amala Beauty. She has put together some helpful skin care tips to share. Learn how to keep your skin looking its best and feeling healthy! and into 2015!

· To revive skin after a late night, mist Amala’s Rejuvenating Toner over the face after cleansing. The hydrating, aromatic toner absorbs and refreshes skin instantly. Plus, the inviting aroma of cocoa bean extract awakens the senses.

· After a big night out when bedtime couldn’t be any more appealing, it’s essential to never go to bed with makeup on. Heavy foundations, powders and concealers can contribute to dull skin, clogged pores and breakouts. Always cleanse skin with a gentle, non-drying, all natural cleanser such as Amala’s Soothing Cream Cleanser to gently and effectively whisk away all make-up, (including eye make-up) and pore-clogging impurities without drying out the skin.

· Using the ring fingers, gently tap a small amount of Amala’s Rejuvenating Targeted Wrinkle Treatment under the eye area and into the outer eye areas (the ‘crows-feet’). Rich in natural hyaluronic acid, this product helps retain skins healthy water levels to combat the appearance of lines and wrinkles by firming and hydrating the skin· The most visible aftermath of lack of sleep is puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Help minimize these effects with a simple eye treat

· To lock in moisturize and even out skin tone, Amala’s Brightening Treatment Cream is an ideal post-party moisturizer. The intensive brightening and hydrating effects of organic plant botanicals will illuminate skin after every application.

· Revive tired, puffy eyes by creating an eye compress. Dip a clean face cloth or two cotton rounds in cool water, lie down in a comfortable spot and place the compress over the eyes for up to 15 minutes. (This is a better choice than cucumbers or tea bags, as these often contain bacteria, which can lead to eye infections).

. Next, treat delicate skin around the eye area to a gentle massage to help minimize puffiness, dryness and dark circles. Mix a drop of Amala’s Hydrating Treatment Oil with Rejuvenating Eye Cream, which are a perfect pair thanks to their organic plant ingredients rich in Vitamin E and Essential Fatty Acids.

· If you make just one New Year’s beauty resolution, make it weekly exfoliation! Amala’s Brightening Face Polish contains a unique blend of Narcissus, Raspberry Seeds and Algae Extract that peels away accumulated dead skin cells, revealing a smooth, even complexion.

If you are interested in pampering yourself at a luxury spa and help treat your skin with Amala skin care products, contact us today. We can help plan and book your entire luxury travel itinerary. Follow this luxury blog for other beauty tip ideas.

Pomegranate Spa Treatments at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

For true Southern hospitality and gracious service, The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina. can’t be beat.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa offers guests a place of both serenity and comfort, plus the luxury property is Eco certified by Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

Starting this week through the end of January 2015, the world class spa at Umstead Hotel and Spa is offering a seasonal treatment with pomegranate. Pamper yourself with a full head to toe experience that’s both relaxing and healing.

Pomegranate fruit extract is a rich source of polyphenols and also is high in vitamin C. The antioxidants from Pomegranate paired with white tea will assist helping protect skin cells from damage and reduces inflammation in your body.

Customers can choose from one of the two spa treatments listed below:

Pomegranate & Fig Luxury Pedicure (75 minutes/$85)
Indulge your senses and your feet in a luxurious and pampering pedicure treatment. This spa treatment includes an exfoliation, and foot and lower leg massage. Also, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne while you relax.

Pomegranate and White Tea Swedish Massage (75 minutes/$145)
This luxury spa treatment will transport you to a deep relaxed state. Relax and feel refreshed with the aroma of Pomegranate and White Tea. Your winter worries and stress will disappear as you’re soothed by relaxing broad strokes of massage that will end with a delightful foot massage. Length: 75 Minutes.

The Umstead Spa also features several relaxation areas that can be used either pre- or post-treatment. The areas cover two floors and include a remarkable open-roof coed current pool. The luxury pool has 12-foot-high privacy walls offering beautiful North Carolina sky views. There is also a spacious but cozy lounge located upstairs.

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