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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Luxury Hotels With Spas

Relaxing Environment

The right atmosphere can put you immediately at ease, while the wrong one can make you feel even more tense. To get a good idea about the look and feel of a place, visit the establishment’s official website. Flipping through photos of the hotel and grounds should give you a basis of comparison when you visit other sites. It is also a big plus if the facility provides private rooms for massages and other treatments.

Licensed Professionals

Before you book a room at a luxury hotel spa, it is important to find out if all of their masseuses and technicians are licensed professionals. Don’t just assume they will be due to the fact that the spa is expensive. After all, many legitimate businesses are known to cut corners to save money. As such, you should always inquire about licensing ahead of time.

Massage Services

Even if you don’t know much about the process, it is important to find out if the spa keeps abreast of current trends. You might ask, for example, if they offer shiatsu, stone, or sports massages. If they do not, you may want to find another resort– one that makes more of an effort to offer modern services.

Treatment Options

A full-service facility should provide a number of face and body treatments on its basic menu. The most common treatments include facials, waxing, massages, and full-body wraps with seaweed, mud, or clay. Some of the larger luxury hotels may offer more invasive treatments at their spas, such as acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and mud baths.

At the end of the day, the focus of any dedicated facility should be on rejuvenating relaxation. While the spa itself should present a peaceful, inviting atmosphere, the treatments should be geared not only towards relieving stress, but also at promoting health and wellness. The whole experience should feel less like a respite or a vacation and more like therapy for your overworked body and mind.

Price

Because the hotels themselves are often quite pricey, don’t expect to save at the spa simply because you’re a guest. With that said, the service and range of treatment options at most establishments is impressive. We should also add that these facilities are there to serve hotel guests, so it is often quite easy to book an appointment if you are staying there.

Hotels in Nairobi

With the passage of time, it becomes essential for these hotels to be renovated. In some cases, large scale changes need to be made. But it is not always necessary for the building to be torn down and rebuilt from scratch. In many cases it is possible for the architectural integrity of the structure to be maintained while the refitting is done. There are many reasons why heritage hotels need to be preserved.

1. Like all other old buildings, hotels are of historical importance that should be maintained and conserved.

2. Hotels have much to tell the visitor regarding the life of people in days gone by. They give the modern generation a glimpse of the culture of other eras.

3. Hotels, if they are handled well, can have the same standing as museums. In famous cities of the world, it is common for great hotels to be a tourist landmark.

4. Architectural styles tend to die with the passage of time. The preservation of historical hotel buildings ensures that such traditions do not fade away.

5. These hotels can easily become a symbol of the city and it is common for tourists to want to stay in such hotels. The architecture of these hotels helps in their advertising strategy.

6. In many hotels the hospitality is also reminiscent of the charm of ancient times.

Kenya is known for its wildlife safaris, rich local cuisine and the diversity of its cultures. The rich architecture of hotels blends in beautifully into this mosaic giving tourists plenty of reasons to keep visiting over and over again. Countries that do not maintain their traditions leave their future generations without a sense of belonging or a sense of history. But the future generations of Nairobi will not have that problem as this is a city that very much blends the past with the present.

The age of the hotel is something that is advertised very proudly. Readers should take the time to browse through the website of a historical hotel. At the top of the page the name of the hotel will be written. Just below that there will be a note that says that the hotel has been around since a particular year. The images on the website will also proudly display the architectural beauty of the place. All this tells the readers how old the hotel is and how with the passing of time the hotel has only become more beautiful.

Get The Best Hotel Prices

Flexibility in Prices:

The price of a hotel room isn’t something which is set in stone. It can vary considerably throughout the year, and sometimes even within the same week. Again, the key is flexibility. If you can be flexible in your bookings, then you can manage a steep discount. As a rule, Sunday and Monday nights are usually the quietest for hotels and if you book your room on these days, you’ll most definitely get a bargain.

It’s also to advisable to take a good look at the hotel you will be staying at. If it caters mostly to business people, a weekend stay might be cheaper. If, on the other hand, the hotel is primarily for tourists, a bargain will be possible during weekdays.

Traveling during the off season will save you immense costs, both for flights and hotel prices. Check out the peak holidaying months for a particular location and go a month before or after. Prices also rise sharply during school holidays, so be sure to avoid going when the schools are off.

Don’t be Afraid to Ask (Politely):

It’s a good idea to try to negotiate a price with the hotel directly. If you ask politely enough, many hotels are open to discussion what discounts or deal they may have. This works especially when the business is slow (like in the off season). Some websites may give you a good deal but they may include hidden costs so it’s always a good idea to contact the hotel in any case.

Eco-Design Hotel

In tourist accommodations, the green trend is growing, whether it’s an eco-resort cabana on a beach in Mexico, a rental yurt in an Austrian forest, or a green-theme city hotel.

I recently enjoyed a stay at a green hotel in one of the greenest cities in the world, Amsterdam. It’s a city where bikes rule the streets, public transportation is excellent, and people still rely on their own two feet to get around. My stay at the Conscious Hotel was an education in how a business can make environmentally conscious and healthy choices in its furnishings, food, and overall operation.

With two locations in Amsterdam, Conscious Hotels strive to be as green, sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. They say they’re more hip than hippy, which does reflect the cool, modern look and attitude of the hotel and its staff. I stayed at Conscious’ Vondelpark location, which is named for the neighboring park. The city’s largest green space, Vondelpark is a tranquil green paradise for walking, biking or picnic lunching.

A few green features of the hotel stood out. The desk in every guest room is made out of recycled materials and only green cleaning products are used to clean the rooms. Made from 100 percent natural materials, the beds were super plush and comfortable – no compromises necessary here to be green and natural. After a peaceful sleep, I headed to the hotel’s restaurant for a satisfying breakfast made with organic ingredients.

At the end of my two-night stay, I was well-rested and my need to be green was also satisfied. I saw that the hotel was truly striving to be green in a meaningful way. Conscious Hotels is a fairly new Dutch hotel chain that deserves credit for doing their part to make the hotel industry more environmentally responsible while making tourists more environmentally conscious.