Coming up for Christmas, everyone is a little more swamped than usual—so if you missed a news flash or two, we’re not surprised. Compare Retreats has been keeping track for you, so all your wellness news is in one place. Check out the wellness in Hong Kong and beyond you may have missed last month.
Health & Fitness
The Global Wellness Summit announced the host for the 2019 event is the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The 13th annual Summit will be hosted from October 15th to 17th 2019, sharing industry news, data and trends over the three-day event with hundreds of the global wellness community’s experts and leaders. Learn more here.
Silver Muse, Silversea Cruises’ ultra-luxury flagship and the newest ship in Silverseas nine-ship fleet, made her maiden voyage to Hong Kong this November. Her inaugural visit to Asia began in Singapore, with stops in Vietnam and Hong Kong. The intimate ship, with a cap of 608 guests, butler service for every guest, and a staff ratio of nearly 1:1, includes 26 different food concepts on board as well as the holistic Zàgara Beauty Spa, fitness coordinator and expansive gym space. Find upcoming voyages here.
Spa & Beauty
Fivelements announced their first urban retreat will open in Causeway Bay Hong Kong in 2019. The first standalone Yoga & Sacred Arts city destination will begin accepting memberships in the spring of 2019, catering to both the corporate clientele in need of a little R&R as well as urban wellness warriors. Learn more here.
Food & Beverage
Plant-based protein-alternative Omnipork retail packs are finally available to buy from Green Common in Hong Kong. As the most consumed meat in Asia and the world, the food-tech solution is a blend of pea, soy, shiitake mushroom and rice proteins, and it’s been used by celebrity chefs around the city to make meat-free alternatives to some of Hong Kong’s best-known dishes.
Pret a Manger’s Christmas menu is back for the festive season and will be donating $1 from each item sold from Pret’s Christmas menu to support Feeding Hong Kong, the first Hong Kong food bank dedicated to rescuing surplus food and redistributing it to people in need. The menu includes the Christmas Lunch sandwich, Brie and Cranberry sandwich, Turkey Hot Wrap, Cinnamon Pumpkin soup, Pret’s Christmas Tiffin Bar, Pret’s award-winning handmade Mince Pie, Cranberry Crumble Yoghurt Bowl, and the warming Gingerbread Latte.
Beyond Hong Kong
Award-winning Thai wellness resort Kamalaya has launched a new “Structural Revival wellness programme focussed on addressing behavioural patterns in our modern lifestyles and correcting postural misalignments to re-establish optimal functionality. Learn more here.
Joining some of the world’s most opulent hotels in the world, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Italian real estate company Gruppo Barletta to manage Rosewood Venice, which is set to open in 2020 as the ultra-luxury brand’s second property in Italy and eighth in Europe. Learn more here.
Award-winning wellness retreat Chiva-Som has reopened after a six-month closure for renovations work. Completing the third of four stages of the resort’s first major renovation since its inauguration 23 years ago, the internationally renowned resort was Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort when it opened in 1995. Learn more here.
Hong Kong-based social initiative and plant-based lifestyle advocates Green Monday launched last week in Singapore, their first base beyond Hong Kong. Learn more here.
The winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 this year was Seaside Glass Villas in Kemi in Finland. The unique Lapland property was also the winner of the Luxury Adventure Destination.