First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day was established in Turkey as the “first” day dedicated to living well, and has now been accepted worldwide. Reflecting its success, in 2019 Global Wellness Day was celebrated simultaneously in more than 150 countries at 8000 different locations with different events ranging from a 45K marathon to zumba and from Tai Chi to the medical care of children at the Thailand and Myanmar border and visiting elderly people’s houses. This year, Global Wellness Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 13th 2020.
The main aims of the day are:
- To recognize the value of our lives
- To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year
- To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits
- To make peace with ourselves
- To raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not just for today, but for the remaining 364 days of the year
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is celebrating Global Wellness Day on a truly global scale, this year. The award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences, is breaking barriers by offering ‘24 Hours of Wellness’ on 13 June 2020, with a 24-hour Instagram livestream highlighting myriad wellbeing experiences at its hotels around the world.
Experience yoga on the river in Bangkok, join a healthy cooking tutorial in sunny Miami, and wind-down with a sunset sound-healing meditation on the Turkish Riviera at Bodrum. This virtual journey around the world invites participants to enjoy complimentary experiences live, with each hour hosted from individual Mandarin Oriental property Instagram accounts.
“During this time of unprecedented stress and anxiety, we all need calming and life-affirming experiences” said Jeremy McCarthy, Group Director of Spa & Wellness.
“Now, more than ever, people are realizing the importance of physical health and mental wellbeing in our lives. While many cannot physically visit one of our spas at this time, our goal with this initiative is to use technology to bring Mandarin Oriental’s wellness expertise into our guests’ homes, wherever they may be in the world.” – Jeremy McCarthy, Director of Spa & Wellness, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Activities will begin at 3:00 AM GST / 7:00 AM HKT / 11:00 PM -1 UTC. For the full calendar of complimentary activities and further information on Wellness by Mandarin Oriental, visit https://www.mandarinoriental.com/luxury-spas.