Need a trip that involves fewer meetings and more exhaling? We’ve all been there. These great wellness retreats for business travelers are perfect for a bleisure traveler longing to hit the reset button.
Four Seasons Westlake Village, Los Angeles, California
At this historic hotel in the Santa Monica Mountains, wellness extends beyond spas and massages (though they definitely have that in spades) to healthy food, habits, and living. A retreat here includes cooking classes, meal workshops, mindful living tips, and a salon that treats hair care as a literal art. You can even have a registered dietitian from the resort personally take you through a local grocery store to point out healthier food options. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from Malibu, so you can even squeeze in some beach time while you’re there.
Four Seasons Westlake Village, 2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
If you’re even remotely into wellness, there’s no doubt you’ve heard the name Canyon Ranch. This legendary wellness pioneer has been around since 1979 (and has since opened locations in Massachusetts and California), and still manages to rank as one of the most popular wellness retreats in the US. Canyon Ranch’s customized programs can be tailored to your specific interests, whether you crave getting better sleep, starting a new fitness routine, or ditching stress. The resort’s most elevated programs involve a seven-step process of immersive and personalized wellness to ensure lasting positive changes beyond your stay.
Canyon Ranch, 8600 E Rockcliff Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750
Six Senses Duxton, Singapore
If your idea of a retreat involves the energizing pace of a big city rather than a secluded resort, you’ll love the Six Senses Duston. Located in Singapore’s historic Chinatown, the building’s restored heritage decor is a source of rejuvenation in itself. Here you can rest and recharge with the guidance of an on-site traditional Chinese doctor, who can offer up medicinal herb treatments and readings.
Six Senses Singapore, 83 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089540
Inns Of Aurora, Aurora, New York
The Inns Of Aurora are situated in a series of lovingly restored 19th-century houses in the serene New York Finger Lakes. Each inn has its own unique feel and decor, all intended to transport you to a more serene and cheerful state. The Inns’ wellness center features massages, yoga classes, and wellness workshops, as well as an ayurvedic counselor can guide you through new routines. What makes the Inns of Aurora stand out most is the compassionate energy of the staff - if you believe in auras, these people have dang good ones.
Inns of Aurora, 391 Main St, Aurora, NY 13026
Mii amo, Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, Arizona has long been known as a spiritually charged destination, so it’s no surprise that wellness retreats are magical here. At Mii amo, a spa resort within Enchantment Resort, you can enjoy a customized getaway. You’ll find healing workshops on subjects like reiki and the chakras, and you’ll enjoy locally sourced meals enjoyed outdoors among Sedona’s stunning natural scenery. They even have fantastic cocktails. (Yep, this wellness retreat encourages imbibing!)
Mii amo, 525 Boynton Canyon Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico
This one-of-a-kind escape in Santa Fe offers a whole host of rejuvenating experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Sunrise Springs does a great job with retreat classics, like spa treatments, but it also features creative offerings like therapy chickens, therapy puppies(!), art workshops, and the opportunity to grow your own plants. Much of Sunrise Springs’ programming is inspired by the Native American Medicine Wheel, and the resort specializes in helping burned-out workaholics find their center again. Kick back in one of their spring-fed repose pools or mineral-infused soaking tubs.
Sunrise Springs, 242 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland
This mountain paradise would be worth it for the views of the Alps alone. On top of that, however, you’ll be treated to the Alpina’s award-winning spa. The spa includes indoor and outdoor pools, a Salt Room, a Cave Room, and top-of-the-line treatments like caviar facials and amethyst wraps.
The Alpina Gstaad, Alpinastrasse 23, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland