Strength to Nourish! 5 biophilic stays to commune with nature – 2022 – News & Media – Newsroom

If you’ve ever pondered between nature and nurture, we’re here to say – what if nature could be nurture?

Biophilia, a love of nature, has become increasingly popular as a design concept, emerging as a way to connect architecture with nature and create a sense of relaxation and comfort.

Certainly no stranger to this trend, IHG Hotels & Resorts has compiled a list of the best destinations where nature can nurture your soul.

Kimpton Blythswood Square

The Green Room, Kimpton Blythswood Square

Yoga at The Green Room, Kimpton Blythswood Square

Sensory Bathing Experience, The Green Room, Kimpton Blythswood Square

Travelers looking for a dreamy, biophilic getaway will delight in the Kimpton Blythwood Square in Glasgow, Scotland. The Green Room is an immersive experience in a luxury hotel room, combining the psychological and physical benefits of biophilic design.

Echoing the ancient Japanese practice of forest bathing, La Chambre Verte encourages guests to relax in the green space of their hotel room, while observing the beauty of nature to reduce stress, increase happiness and sleep better.

Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt

Pigmet Restaurant, Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt

Garden terrace, Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt

Guest room, Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt

If you’re looking to take a break from the city while still being close by, then the Garden Oasis at Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt is the perfect choice.

A few steps from the historic center of the city, in the “Margareten” district, the fauna and flora are abundant. Vienna, known as the “city of music”, has expanded its credentials in recent years – with modern gastronomy and a vibrant design scene. Around the neighborhood, visitors will notice a relaxed and soothing vibe, filled with secret gardens that bring a touch of botanical vibrancy, all reflected in the hotel’s design aesthetic.

From charming terraces to courtyards and a rooftop garden, Hotel Indigo Vienna – Naschmarkt is a must-visit for travelers and locals looking for a moment of sanctuary.

Mr & Mrs Smith Joali Being

Arrival platform, Mr & Mrs Smith Joali Being

Mojo beach bar, Mr & Mrs Smith Joali Being

Indoor pool, Mojo beach bar, Mr & Mrs Smith Joali Being

Ocean pool villa Mojo beach bar, Mr & Mrs Smith Joali Being

Mr & Mrs Smith Joali Being in the Maldives, was imagined with a biophilic design at its core. Unsurprisingly, the ocean is the star of this design concept, alongside the conservation awareness of turtle sanctuaries on the island. Home to a coral nursery and helping to rebuild the lagoon reef, Joali Being is truly committed to protecting nature.

Leave the clock behind, because time is measured by the rhythm of the ocean and the number of salty sunsets you’ve consumed. Travelers will feel at one with the water and surroundings immersed in the hotel’s island-inspired aesthetic, but it goes one step further. Choose from a menu of bespoke programs that encourage deep connections with yourself, your partner and your surroundings – or simply enjoy sunrise yoga sessions, evening Pilates and general island zen.

Exclusive Partner of IHG One Rewards, Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels can be booked via points.

Private Beach, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Hotel exterior, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Restaurant, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Scuba Diving, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Ninh Van Bay, one of the most scenic coastal areas in Vietnam, is full of natural beauty. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay celebrates all of this natural beauty, making it an essential part of the stay experience. The hotel has a resident Earth Biologist, providing travelers with a hands-on opportunity to embrace their surroundings.

Guests can take guided hikes that teach about forest life, conservation efforts towards endangered species of langur monkeys, and of course, there are the dizzying vistas and verdant forest to admire before stopping. for a picnic breakfast on the property’s private beach.

Hot Spring Bath, Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora

Spa, Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora

The healing power of water is at the heart of Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora in Hakone, Japan. Its serenity inspires residents and visitors alike, and the waters of this region can be seen everywhere, from the mountains of Gora to the decor of hotel rooms and suites.

All rooms have a modern Japanese-style bathtub, filled with natural onsen water – rich in minerals and sourced directly from local hot springs. River or hillside views complete this bathing experience that appeals to all of your senses. No attention to detail is spared as even the rugs reflect the surrounding nature with design elements inspired by the Haya River and the rocks of the Gora Mountains.

The restaurant offers wood-based cuisine, and the waterfront lounge bar is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional sake or tea made from local mineral water, offering an end-to-end biophilic journey. .

With the new IHG One rewards, booking that must-have trip to reconnect with mother nature has never been easier. Our revamped loyalty program allows members to earn more points faster and get rewards faster. With perks like free breakfast, room upgrades, and early check-in, there’s more perks than ever. Embrace both nature and education and book with IHG Hotels and Resorts.

Joan D. Boling