By Sara Heiserman
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, even the most frequent of fliers are bound to experience the physical toll of time spent soaring above the clouds. Unfortunately, both stiff, achy muscles and dull, dry skin often are included in the standard travel package.
In an effort to combat these woes, Loews Hotels & Resorts is partnering with exhale’s holistic experts to help guests achieve optimum health and gain a sense of total well-being.
With 21 locations in more 11 cities across the U.S., exhale has earned an immense, loyal following, especially among those constantly on the road or in the air for business or leisure. Two urban oases are conveniently located inside Loews Atlanta Hotel and Loews Hollywood Hotel. These exhale locations offer a full range of traditional and proprietary spa therapies and fitness programs tailored to the unique needs of each individual guest.
Spa-goers can choose from an extensive menu of rejuvenating mind-body programs and therapies ideal for this time—or any time—of year. The exhale True facial, for instance, helps detoxify and shed dull winter skin, leaving faces feeling hydrated and refreshed. Meanwhile, the exhale Power facial uses Cool Beam (LED light therapy) or ultrasonic therapies to address specific issues like acne or sun damage.
To renew the rest of the body, exhale’s signature massage, exhale Flow, is designed to relieve tension, open locked muscles, boost immunity and fight pesky jet lag. Or, the acupuncture massage, a relaxing combination therapy, can be adapted to address guests’ individual needs. Couples also can enjoy a romantic rendezvous in Loews Hollywood Hotel’s lavish couples massage room.
But it takes more than feeling good to look good; that’s where exhale Core Fusion comes into the picture.
Billed as the “ultimate full-body workout,” Core Fusion is unique to exhale and is divided into six intense classes designed to strengthen tired muscles: barre, boot camp, cardio, sport, yoga and cycling. With warmer weather just around the corner, Core Fusion can help beginner to advanced athletes tone and tighten their bodies.
“Our classes and spa therapies are a great way to scrub off the winter weather and shed a few holiday pounds,” says exhale Public Relations Director Kim Kiernan.
To keep things fresh, exhale works closely with Loews Hotels & Resorts and the local community to offer special programming throughout the year. At Loews Atlanta Hotel, guests can get a new perspective by joining a rooftop yoga class. The beautiful second-floor exhale location at Loews Hollywood Hotel is a popular choice for bachelorette parties in addition to couples’ getaways.
What makes these therapies and programs truly special is exhale’s distinctly personalized approach. Aestheticians customize therapies by considering factors like guests’ hometown climates and, throughout Core Fusion classes, instructors inquire about past injuries or modify routines to better suit expectant mothers. This individualized attention is the foundation of exhale’s mission to satisfy each guest’s needs.
“[The exhale team members] really give you that personal attention and extra care, which is something Loews also does,” Kiernan comments.
And with 21 locations in 11 major cities—including the recently opened ones at Loews Atlanta Hotel and Loews Hollywood Hotel—exhale is poised to help loyal guests maintain their momentum with a long-term approach to full-body wellness.
“We’re really all about health and well-being becoming part of a routine,” exhale National Spa Director Laura Benge says of the company’s mission. “You can’t work out once a year and expect to be healthy, and you can’t get a facial once a year and expect to have great skin.”
To ensure guests can take their revitalization routine anywhere, exhale strives to maintain cross-country consistency. If a traveler discovers a favorite yoga class at one exhale location, he or she will find it at another. If a traveler enjoys an innovative massage technique at one location, the experience will be just as high-caliber at another. From the tranquil signature scent of the exhale Zen Lounge to the caring, personalized approaches of teachers and practitioners, exhale delivers an authentic and unparalleled full-body wellness experience.
“All of our programming is really transformational,” Kiernan continues. “We want you to feel transformed when you come into exhale—whether it’s your mind, your body, or your skin—and I think that’s where we find the balance.”