On Saturday, 11 June 2016, Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world will invite guests, colleagues and communities to find their #ParadiseWithin on Global Wellness Day, an international celebration of health and wellness.

From 10-minute massages and juice bars to beach-side yoga and healthy cooking demonstrations, Shangri-La, Traders, Kerry and Hotel Jen properties will host free wellness activities and offerings surrounding Global Wellness Day to promote healthy and mindful living.

“Travel not only is a discovery of the world around us, but can also lead to an exploration within oneself to find moments of happiness, exhilaration, contentment or serenity,” said Todd Hewitt, corporate director of spa, health clubs and recreation at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  “With Shangri-La’s participation in Global Wellness Day, we hope to encourage everyone to find their #ParadiseWithin not only on 11 June, but also throughout the year.”

On Saturday, 11 June 2016, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong will integrate local offerings into Global Wellness Day celebrations.  From 2 to 5 p.m., in-house guests will be welcomed by a cup of specially made Ginger-Honey Chamomile Tea and an assortment of seasonal fruits in the hotel lobby.  During the lunch and dinner buffet at cafe TOO, a team

of expert chefs will prepare pass-around healthy salads made with ingredients like quinoa and flaxseed.  The hotel will further encourage guests and colleagues to pedal a few kilometres at the cycling station in the hotel lobby throughout the day.

“We hope this helps guests and colleagues not only find their #ParadiseWithin, but also foster a greater sense of place and connection to our incredible destinations,” said Hewitt.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will celebrate Global Wellness Day with the global community on social media.  Guests and colleagues can join the movement by hashtagging posts with #ParadiseWithin, #GWD2016, #globalwellnessday and #isayyes.

“Global Wellness Day is all about encouraging healthy lifestyles and positive living.  What better way to spread the word than through the global connectivity of social media?” said Hewitt.  “We look forward to sharing, liking and following along on our properties’ and guests’ journeys toward living well.”

In 2012, Global Wellness Day was established in Turkey as the first day dedicated to living well.  The observation was officially celebrated in 73 countries in 2015.  For more information on Global Wellness Day, please visit

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