Hyatt has paired up with US-based online healthcare company Headspace to bring mindfulness exercises, guided meditations and “sleep content” to its employees and guests across its Hyatt-branded hotels around the world in the coming months.
Guests staying at Hyatt-branded hotels will receive complimentary access to Headspace via the in-room content, including short meditations, soothing sounds that help them sleep, “expert guidance” from former monk and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe.
World of Hyatt members will receive exclusive Headspace member offers, according to the hotel group. They will also have access to the meditation and mindfulness content during their stay via the World of Hyatt app.
The hotel said the new collaboration will give event planners the option to incorporate Headspace content and exercises into meeting packages as well. Hyatt added that Headspace will also offer its new meditation experience to meeting and conference attendees. These offerings are expected to launch later this year.
Hyatt’s employees will also get a complimentary subscription to Headspace.
“By teaming up with industry leaders like Headspace, we are better positioned to care for our guests and employees and help them prioritise their own wellbeing both during and in between stays at Hyatt hotels around the world,” said Mark Vondrasek, chief commercial officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Also commenting on the partnership, Headspace’s co-founder Andy Puddicombe, said: “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.
“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.”
Headspace provides sessions of guided meditation, sleep sounds and bedtime exercises on its online platform.
It has also teamed up with 12 airlines around the world and offers meditation programmes and audio exercises to passengers through the in-flight entertainment systems. These airlines include Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Transat, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Jetblue Airways, Swiss, United Airlines, Vistajet, Virgin Atlantic and Westjet.