Building on its "Inspire Your Energy" campaign, the Fairmont Kea Lani has introduced a new wellness suite option in addition to augmenting its spa programming and other related activities.
"Four years ago we launched Inspire Your Energy as a comprehensive wellness program to cover exercise, diet, lifestyle -- to support everything people are trying to do in their lives," said Shannah Milstead, director of sales and marketing at Fairmont Kea Lani. "We we're doing all these programs and activities and we thought: 'We're a hotel. Maybe we should bring it into their room.'"
This is the first time the Maui resort has offered an "experiential suite," she added. Guests can add the wellness suite package onto any room, and it will be decked out with a range of amenities to help revive and rejuvenate, including a special showerhead with a cartridge inside that adds aromatherapy and vitamin C to the water.
"It uplifts your mood, reduces stress, encourages relaxation and provides nutrients for your scalp and hair," Milstead said.
The suites other amenities include a stretching kit with yoga mat, foam roller and massage ball, Knesko gold- or diamond-infused facial masks, and a signed copy of "Live in Wonder: Quests, Quotes and Questions to Jumpstart Your Journey," a book by Hawaii resident Eric Saperston, who has also worked with the resort on wellness talks.
"Some people want the wellness retreat, but maybe not the whole group of people doing it with them," Milstead said. "This is like a personalized retreat on an individual basis."
The package also comes with two one-hour treatments at the Willow Stream Spa, daily use of the spa's sauna, steam room and other selected facilities, a daily fitness class, $250 resort credit, and daily breakfast buffet. The Inspire Your Energy Wellness Suite requires a minimum five-night stay, and rates start at $869 per night for a Partial Ocean View Suite for two people.
"We've had people book it and different pieces of the package resonate with different types of guests," Milstead said. "Some who are not as big into going to the spa love doing a facial mask and soaking in the tub with the mineral salts in their suite, and some people have pointed out how much they enjoy our special sleep set. It's the same sheets we use in the spa. ... Some of our guests are so go-go-go all the time, they just want to sleep."
The Willow Stream Spa has also added to its menu of services, including a new foot, head and neck massage with a volcanic clay foot mask, and a facial based on Chinese medicinal traditions.
With the introduction of the Inspire Your Energy program, the resort added an Energy Ambassador who gets guests involved and leads several activities among other duties. The resort recently started a hike along a section of the King's Trail, called Hoapili in Hawaiian. The trail dates back to the 16th century and helped unify the 12 districts of the Valley Isle. The four-mile excursion follows the coastline offering ocean views and visits to the sites of Hawaiian temples, called heiaus.
Moving forward, Milstead said they may offer more activity or treatment options with the wellness suite package, and they continue to grow the Inspire Your Energy program.
"One of the things we completed recently is a wellness for cancer initiative, and the training involves how to approach and work with current or post cancer treatment individuals," Milstead said. "It touches on both physical and emotional treatment, and a lot of people who've gone through cancer treatment come to the islands as a retreat."