Hyatt collaborates with Headspace app to bring wellness to guests

i By January 27, 2020 No Comments

Building on its holistic wellbeing strategy, Hyatt Hotels Corporation will be offering mindfulness, meditation and sleep content from Headspace to guests, MICE groups and employees around the world this year.

In addition, Headspace content will power Hyatt’s new meditation experience for meeting and conference attendees, which is expected to launch later this year.

Headspace is a leader in mindfulness and meditation with nearly 60 million users in 190 countries. One of the original meditation apps, the company also operates a B2B business (Headspace for Work) to offer its mindfulness products and services to more than 500 companies, including Adobe, GE and Unilever. It has partnered with brands like Nike, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to offer sport and movement content. And, in 2018, it launched Headspace Health, a digital health subsidiary pioneering new ways to incorporate the Headspace mindfulness experience into digital medicine.

The collaboration with Hyatt will deliver benefits to:

  • Employees, who will be offered access to a complimentary subscription to Headspace as a means of supporting them on their individual mental health and wellbeing journeys;
  • corporate customers and planners, who will have the opportunity to infuse Headspace content and experiences into their meeting and program packages;
  • guests, who sill receive complimentary access to Headspace via in-room content, including short meditations for those with busy schedules, soothing sounds for a restful night’s sleep, expert guidance from former monk and Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, and more;
  • and World of Hyatt members, who will have the option of receiving exclusive Headspace member offers and will have access to meditation and mindfulness content during their stay via the World of Hyatt app.

“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.”

According to Puddicombe, Headspace’s mission is to improve the health and happiness of the world and they are thrilled to collaborate with Hyatt to make mindfulness more accessible to people wherever their travels may take them. “Travelling can often take you out of your routine,” he explained, “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.”

Try it… 10-minute meditation guided by Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe