Every year on the second Saturday of June, participants around the world celebrate Global Wellness Day and its mission - “One day can change your whole life.” For the third consecutive year, Shangri-La and sister brand properties around the world will encourage colleagues, guests and members of the communities to embrace healthy lifestyles on Global Wellness Day.
From family yoga sessions to coral planting activities, check out how Shangri-La, Traders and Hotel Jen hotels and resorts will celebrate Global Wellness Day.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney will begin Global Wellness Day with morning yoga at level 36 overlooking Sydney Harbour. All guests can start their morning with healthy juice shots at the Lobby Lounge and Horizon Club. Throughout the day, CHI, The Spa and Health Club guests can enjoy healthy juices before or after treatments and workouts.
On June 5, China World Summit Wing, Beijing celebrated Global Wellness Day with a Pilates class at the indoor swimming pool on the 78th floor. Under the guidance of Coach Kevin Zhang, the participants enjoyed the low-impact exercise that helps reduce stress and support cardiovascular health.
Guests and colleagues at Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing can participate in a special yoga session in the serene garden and enjoy healthy meal options including salads and freshly-squeezed juices at Café CHA.
Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun will host a yoga event for Health Club members on the fifth floor garden and tennis courts.
Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou will host a wellness stroll in Wuyi Square for guests, media and colleagues, followed by Tai Chi lessons and an aerobics exercise class. The morning will conclude with a healthy breakfast in the Lobby Lounge. Guests can enjoy special healthy in-room amenities created by Executive Pastry Chef Gary Fan.
Midtown Shangri-La, Hangzhou will host a series of children's activities to celebrate Global Wellness Day and Children's Day. Throughout the observation, children can enjoy obstacle courses, relay races and healthy snacks.
Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo will offer family experiences on Global Wellness Day. Guests are invited to participate in fun wellness activities including tug-of-war, relay races and a craft workshop, followed by themed desserts and healthy drinks. The hotel will also host a Family Fitness Campaign, during which families will participate in yoga, tennis, family CrossFit and swim relay races. The fitness coach will pick a winning family from each group.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tangshan will host a family yoga event in the hotel garden.
In partnership with Xtep, a local sporting goods company, Shangri-La Hotel, Xiamen will host a beach volleyball tournament for colleagues, guests, Health Club members, corporate partners and media. Each team member on the first place team will receive a half-year gym membership.
“Through this event, we look forward to promoting healthy lifestyles,” said Lucy Wang, communications manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Xiamen.
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris will host a yoga session in its verdant garden with view of the Eiffel Tower. After, participants can enjoy a vegan buffet lunch and massages.
Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong will celebrate Global Wellness Day with a week full of activities. Throughout the week, colleagues can enjoy a healthy menu in the colleagues’ restaurant, as well as an in-house Chinese medical consultation, blood pressure monitoring service and special health checkup. Guests and colleagues can participate in a Jogathon along the harbor-front while taking in breathtaking views of the city. The Employees Retraining Board’s SMART Living Therapists will offer guests and colleagues healthcare massages, and the Health Club will provide detoxifying and infused water.
Throughout the day, guests of Hotel Jen Hong Kong can enjoy healthy tea and fruit-infused water in the lobby. In the afternoon, the hotel will promote positive physical health during a Let’s MOVE dance class on the roof.
Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru will start the day on the Skydeck with children’s yoga and a family Zumba class, followed by a healthy breakfast. The hotel will invite guests, colleagues and community members to learn about healthy lifestyles and wellness, and offer sound vibration therapy with Tibetan healing bowls.
Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi will invite guests and their pets to participate in a jogging trail. The hotel will also offer a special breakfast experience using hydroponically-grown fruits and vegetables at the hotel garden lawns for VIP guests.
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta will host a Reborn Yoga with Reiki program, which promotes meditation and alignment to achieve a positive state of mind and physical health.
“We aim to encourage all people to bring more peace, joy and love into this world,” said Debby Setiawaty, director of communications at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu will host fun fitness events including aquarobics, high intensity interval training classes and a beach soccer tournament. Guests can continue their wellness journey with a healthy menu at WAVE restaurant. The resort will also encourage colleagues to increase their daily steps and record them. The resort’s goal is to reach 2,500,000 steps as a team.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives will partner with local running groups during a six-kilometer jogging trail, which was recently launched by Adidas global ambassador Adrienne LDN, to support a local foundation that supports children. Throughout the day, the resort will offer foot reflexology, healthy cuisine and crystal salt scrubs on the beach. Resident yoga and wellness instructor Dr. Pooja will host an awareness seminar about balancing the body as a benefit from foot reflexology. Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives will conclude Global Wellness Day with sunset yoga at Mount Villingili, the highest peak in the Maldives.
Guests stopping over in Malé can enjoy a healthy breakfast buffet, including a DIY healthy smoothie and juice counter, at Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives.
Leading up to Global Wellness Day, Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius will host morning jogs, yoga sessions, detox walks, beach workouts, circuit training, boxing sessions, Pilates, boot camp and stretching sessions. Republik Beach Club Bar & Grill will offer healthy lunch and dinner menus with nutritious ingredients including beetroot and heart of palm, steamed catch of the day, butternut squash soup and more. From June 7 to 9, the resort will collaborate with Gowtun Motah, a local Heartfulness Trainer, for a three-day meditation program. On June 8, the resort will host bike tours, aqua exercises, reflexology sessions, meditation, aerobic classes and fresh juices and smoothies to guests.
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi will invite guests to participate in a range of free activities including Body Combat exercise class, yoga session, complimentary health checkups and healthy breakfast. CHI, The Spa will offer discounted spa treatments, and guests participating in Global Wellness day can enjoy complimentary beach access throughout the day.
“Every year we look forward to celebrating Global Wellness Day and our aim is to encourage people to lead a healthier and better life,” said Ahmed Issa, general manager of both hotels. “It is very important to raise awareness about the need to live a healthy lifestyle.”
Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman, Muscat will offer a range of activities. The resort will begin the day with a stand-up paddle boarding session at 7 a.m., followed by aqua aerobics in the Al Waha main pool at 8 a.m. Samba and al Tanoor will offer healthy dishes during breakfast. The resort's professional cycling instructor will host an energizing spin class at the Health Club Studio, and guests can relax during a sunset yoga session on Turtle Beach at 5 p.m. CHI, The Spa will celebrate Global Wellness Day with 60-minute treatments priced at OMR40 (about USD104) or 30-minute facials for OMR25 (about USD65).
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai will begin the day with a morning mediation session, followed by detox yoga and yogic sleep to help guests balance their mental and physical state. Afterward, participants will have full access to the pool and Health Club facilities.
In partnership with Namaste Yoga School, Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar will host an outdoor yoga session for guests, Health Club members and members of the Namaste Yoga School. Participants can enjoy healthy snacks and refreshments after the session.
Sule Shangri-La, Yangon will host a series of events including exercise classes, healthy menus and keto lunches, detoxifying juices and waters and more.
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu will offer a day full of healthy and sustainable activities, including: sunrise cycling with the general manager; morning jog with the general manager; sunrise aerial and mat yoga at Paradise Island; healthy beachfront breakfast at Breeze Beach Bar; coral planting activity at MACO’s hub; a Marine Sanctuary Tour with the resort’s resident marine biologist; healthy lunch at Tides restaurant; discounted Chocolate Spa Treatment at the Cacao Garden; boxing class at Treasure Island; circuit training workshop at the Adventure Zone Gardens; aqua Zumba at the main pool; sunset aerial and mat yoga session at Paradise Island; and sunset cocktails at Cowrie Cove.
Colleagues and community members can participate in a beachside yoga session on Ilig-Iligan Beach at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy an early morning Boot Camp exercise class in Alon Garden, an aqua exercise class in the main pool, Ashtanga yoga at Alon Garden and complimentary neck and shoulder massages.
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore will host a series of activities on Global Wellness Day including morning yoga, Make Your Own Healthy Breakfast at Siloso Beach Bar, stand-up paddle board lessons, aquaerobics, family activities, Poi workout session and dance exercises.
To enhance the celebration, Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore's Silver Shell Cafe will offer a special healthy corner during dinner.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore colleagues celebrated Global Wellness Day in the staff canteen with healthy food options including steamed sea bass, grapefruit lassi and yogurt with fresh fruit.
Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka partnered with SriLankan Cares, SriLankan Airlines' CSR program, to conduct a health camp for children in the underprivileged Ambalantota area. The camp will provide physicals and check ups at the Dehigahalanda School, the resort's EMBRACE beneficiary.
Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei will host a Safari Run Up vertical run followed by a safari-themed pool party. Guests can participate in fun water challenges and charity raffles, from which the profits will be donated to SOS Children’s Village Taiwan to help children in need.
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok will host a range of wellness activities to celebrate Global Wellness Day, including: a Warrior in the Dark fitness activity with glow-in-the-dark body paint; 15- minute neck massages for guests who participate in Warrior in the Dark; Warrior in the Pool swimming competition; healthy refreshments; and 15-minute facials for guests who book a 90-minute massage. Guests can enjoy healthy dining options throughout the day in a Rooted in Nature corner at Next2 Café.
Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai will host fun exercise activities including sunrise yoga, Muay Thai dance classes and a hike through the Monk’s Trail to Doi Suthep. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy a complimentary 30 minute Cleansing Facial Treatment with purchase of another spa treatment at CHI, The Spa. Health Club members can receive one month free of membership when applying for the Health Club Annual Membership.