Hyatt Hotels Corporation and healthcare company Headspace have announced a global wellbeing collaboration to provide mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, and sleep content to the hotel chain’s employees, corporate customers, and guests.
Employees will be offered access to a complimentary subscription to Headspace. Corporate customers will be given the option to infuse Headspace content and experiences into meetings packages and have meditation experiences for meeting and conference attendees made available later in the year. Guests will receive complimentary access to Headspace via in-room content; including short meditations, soothing sounds to encourage restful sleep, and, guidance from – former monk and Headspace co-founder – Andy Puddicombe. Lastly, World of Hyatt members will receive exclusive Headspace member offers and gain access to meditation and mindfulness content during their stay via the World of Hyatt app.
“Our mission at Headspace is to improve the health and happiness of the world, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with Hyatt to make mindfulness more accessible to people wherever their travels may take them,” said Puddicombe. “Traveling can often take you out of your routine – so it’s important to take the time to pause, be present and take care of yourself. We’re excited to partner with Hyatt in this shared mission to incorporate wellbeing into the day-to-day experiences of Hyatt team members and guests everywhere.”
This move follows Hyatt’s 2017 acquisitions of the Miraval and Exhale brands, adding them to its existing portfolio of over 220 spa and wellness locations. The company has stated that this is part of a larger strategy based around its “three landmarks of wellbeing”, how employees, corporate customers and guests feel, fuel and function.
“Wellbeing is a true realization of Hyatt’s purpose – we care for people so they can be their best,” said Mark Vondrasek, chief commercial officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “By teaming up with industry leaders like Headspace, we are better positioned to care for our guests and employees and help them prioritize their own wellbeing both during and in between stays at Hyatt hotels around the world.”