Wellness in The West - 2023 Destinations to Renew Your Health

Wellness in The West - 2023 Destinations to Renew Your Health

As wellness travel continues to be at the forefront of 2023, travelers continue to plan for their next destination keeping in mind both physical, mental and spiritual wellness experiences. As we approach the new year, the properties below boast a wide variety of wellness offers from holistic treatments, mindfulness exercises and regionally inspired rituals – so travelers may kick off a new year refreshed, with a mentally and physically rejuvenating getaway. 

Viceroy Los Cabos (Los Cabos, MX)

  • The architecturally stunning luxury resort located on the Sea of Cortes is the perfect place to incorporate wellness into the New Year, with holistic wellness experiences emphasizing the whole health of your mind, body and spirit. The resort’s 11,000-sq ft luxury spa, THE SPA at Viceroy Los Cabos introduced a number of new holistic spa treatments including sleep promoting body treatments and sound healing experiences – such as group sound baths and guided meditations to encourage mindfulness, and allow guests to heal their body and mind with holistic, indigenous methods to restore energy and mental fortitude.
  • As well, in the new year guests will have the opportunity to book a brand new package emphasizing mental wellness – including an oceanfront private meditation session led by Spa Director Vanessa Infante, followed by a moon meditation under the starry skies of Los Cabos, mindfulness activities and healing osteotherapy sessions. More Details on Treatments HERE

Reduce Stress & Enjoy Vibrant Sunsets in The Sonoran Desert – Arizona, USA


CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, AZ 

  • Reconnect to a happier, healthier you this year at CIVANA. The award-winning resort and destination spa in the Sonoran Desert resort offers state of the art treatments including massage therapy, spa reflexology, sound bowl healing and more. Perfect for a group getaway or to connect with like-minded wellness seekers, CIVANA offers 70+ free classes per week ranging from floating guided meditation to aerial yoga to numerology, starting each day with a group intention ceremony and ending with a group gratitude circle - emphasizing mental fitness and encouraging guests to find their 'habit of happiness'.
  • To ring in a new year of wellness, CIVANA invites guests to experience their Immersive Yoga Weekend, from January 28-29, 2023. The resort will be hosting yoga guides from across the country for a power-packed weekend of dynamic yoga classes. This immersive and movement focused weekend will provide participants with newfound motivation to deepen their asana practice and expand their skills. 

 L'Auberge de Sedona — Relaxation Amongst The Red Rocks –Sedona, AZ

  • Delicately meandering between stoic rock and glistening creek, you’ll find L’Auberge de Sedona. See details on new and upcoming offerings at L’Apothecary Spa below:
    • L’Apothecary Cottage Immersion: Allow L’Apothecary Spa to bring an elemental journey of earth, water and fire to you in the comfort of your cottage with the enhancement of either eucalyptus or lavender scents. Your treatment will begin with an intentional elixir combining the calming flavors of chamomile, lemongrass and hibiscus flower at Cress Bar followed by either a warm bath or shower paired with aromatic and herbal elements along with an invitation to a meditation ritual. When your massage therapist arrives, immerse into the healing power of human touch, the warmth of a glowing fire and aroma of essential oils with a 90-minute aromatherapy experience. (2 hours, $400) *Available beginning December 26
    • L’Apothecary Fire and Ice Treatment: Awaken your senses within a creekside cabana surrounded by nature where the soothing sounds of crisp Oak Creek, singing birds and rustle of the winds in towering Sycamore trees lull you into a state of complete tranquility. Feel the warmth and restoration from hot stones as they are mindfully placed to warm your body and provide desired therapy to your muscles. Experience the blend of fire and ice through this invigorating treatment inspired by nature. (90 minutes, $330) *Available beginning mid-January 
  • Additionally with the resort’s Winter Wanderlust offer, guests can book any cottage now through March 15, 2023 and receive up to $300 in resort credit. Find more information here.

Where Art & Wellness Intersect in the Sonoran Desert – Scottsdale, AZ 

  • Whether it be wellness-focused events or seasonal treatments at one of Scottsdale’s 70+ luxurious spas, the destination offers a plethora of wellness offerings for guests and locals to choose from. 
  • Wellness at Taliesin West
    • Let the beautiful gardens, breathtaking architecture and serene pathways of Taliesin West inspire awe and appreciation for the world. Guests are invited to experience the impact of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture and design through guided activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation and desert walking. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, there are a variety of ways to find harmony and balance in Taliesin West’s beautiful spaces.
  • Boulders Resort & Spa (pictured)
    • Relax and revive with Boulder’s newest treatment, the Turquoise Sage Massage. Based on the Native American belief that turquoise is a protective color that creates a sense of peace and well-being, the calming massage begins with a warm turquoise sage arnica body oil application adding a blissful sense of calm for travelers in search of respite and an authentic experience.
  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
    • Transport to another world without leaving town with Joya Spa’s seasonal spa treatments. Inclusive of a Spiced Plum Sugar Scrub (until Jan. 31, 2023) and a Desert Detox Wrap (Feb. 28, 2023), both offerings are bound to rouse senses, renew the skin and replenish the soul from inside and out.

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort  – Phoenix, AZ

  • With the upcoming new year, Tierra Luna Spa at Arizona Biltmore invites guests to channel inner peace with nature’s powerful beauty and the unique spirit of the Sonoran Desert. Guests are invited to experience the spa’s salt room – the newest addition of Tierra Luna’s wide array of offerings. Tierra Luna also offers one-of-a-kind treatments inclusive of an detoxifying Alchemy Mud & Crystal Wrap and relaxing and rejuvenating Celestial Circadian Ritual. Post-treatment, guests can delight in a sensorial journey at Sol Garden; the indoor-outdoor desert lounge perfect for a restful morning, afternoon or evening.

Wellness in Wine Country

Carneros Resort and Spa – Napa, CA

  • Nourish, move and revive the mind, body and soul this upcoming new year at Spa at CarnerosCarneros Resort and Spa’s tranquil and luxe spa located in the heart of Napa Valley. Inspired by the local countryside, the spa is an extension of the home-like cottages – providing visitors with a serene escape. Highly skilled therapists leave guests feeling rested and recharged with healing treatments and relaxation remedies inspired by the earth’s natural resources. From traditional massages and facials to one-of-a-kind energy work treatments and signature self-care experiences, the Spa at Carneros is the perfect antidote for the stresses of life. Post-treatment guests can lounge in the spa’s soothing Mediterranean-style garden or decompress by the fire for a transcendent self-care experience. 
  • Full spa menu here.

The Lodge at Sonoma – Sonoma, CA 

  • Located in the serene hills of Sonoma and amongst wine country, the newly opened The Spa at The Lodge offers a range of curated treatments incorporating botanicals indigenous to the Sonoma Valley, honoring the unique salt-of-the-earth spirit of the region. The 7,796-square-foot spa has an inviting lounge space, relaxation rooms, a charming boutique, an outdoor dry barrel sauna, scrub showers, and a private garden soaking pool and whirlpool spa. 
  • After a relaxing spa treatment, guests can unwind in The Lodge’s large cottages featuring private patios or outdoor soaking tubs. This New Year, The Spa at The Lodge is launching the ‘Valley of The Moon Spa package’, inclusive of the regionally-inspired Valley of the Moon Body Ritual, sacred gemstones and celestially-aligned bath rituals for a self-care getaway in Sonoma, nicknamed the ‘Valley of The Moon’.

Mile High Wellness in Cherry CreekHotel Clio, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Denver Cherry Creek  – Denver, CO

  • Located in the heart of Denver’s most affluent neighborhood, Cherry Creek North, Hotel Clio is excited to ring in the new year with an array of wellness offerings. Denver locals and visitors alike are invited to experience all things health and wellness through various seminars and keynote speakers at the Cherry Creek Wellness Expo – hosted by Hotel Clio on January 22, 2023. Hotel Clio guests can emphasize nutrition throughout their stay with the ‘Fresh Juice, Fresh Start’ package, in partnership with Pure Green, offering two-cold pressed juices delivered to guests daily, with the launch of a special ‘lite’ dinner menu at Toro offering healthy dishes, plus a refreshing selection of mocktails for those partaking in ‘Dry January’.
  • Images here with credit to Hotel Clio, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Denver Cherry Creek

Bio-Hacking in Beverly Hills 

The Beverly Hilton - Upgrade Labs (Beverly Hills, CA)

  • The Beverly Hilton, Hollywood’s iconic celebrity respite, is home to one of the world’s first biohacking facilities, Upgrade Labs, which features a variety of cutting-edge technologies. Expanding over 6,000 square feet, the state-of-the-art health and fitness retreat offers over 15 customized high-tech experiences for the brain and body. The futuristic health haven immerses guests in strength and recovery technologies designed to enrich the body and mind - from detoxifying treatments to resetting your circadian rhythm to battle jet lag and sleep deprivation. 
  • Guests of The Beverly Hilton can upgrade their health and wellness with treatments utilized by the stars at the iconic property. The hotel has cemented its place in Los Angeles history as a celebrity hotspot and the backdrop for countless Hollywood moments. Located across the iconic pool where Angelina Jolie famously took a dip following her Golden Globe win in 1999, Upgrade Labs attracts locals and visitors alike for its wide variety of biohacking technologies.

A couple of stand-out treatments:

  • The Red Carpet Treatment
    • The Big Squeeze uses sensored air pressure to stimulate lymphatic drainage and help your body detox. FDA-cleared system gently removes excess water, slims the body, and expels toxins to improve the immune system and help fight infection, so you can look and feel red-carpet ready in a matter of minutes.
  • Jet Lag Treatment
    • PEMF (Pulse Electromagnetic Field Therapy) sends bursts of electromagnetic energy to help restore a proper charge to your cells. It activates the body's natural healing mechanisms which can lead to better sleep, more energy, and faster healing time on injuries.