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Scottsdale Feature 2018

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2 | Ignitemag.ca | Ignite Destination Supplement Rejuvenate Lotus pond at Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale THE VALUE OF incorporating wellness pro- grams into meetings and events is becoming evident to planners as attendees are more energized, focused and inspired during events, and the benefits translate back to a healthier and more productive workplace. Wellness activities can be added to breakout sessions or as a post-conference program, and the selection of offerings at properties throughout Scottsdale continues to grow. E legant and intimate, the Spanish colonial style of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa is a welcoming oasis that dates back to 1929, when it was the winter estate of a New York industrialist. Part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, the residential feel of the 119 well-appointed guest rooms, casitas and villas is carried into the 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor event space that includes patios, courtyards and gardens with Camelback Mountain views. The Royal Palms' award-winning Alvadora Spa has eight treatment rooms and offers several wellness-focused programs, including gong therapy sessions in partnership with Metta Yoga. A form of sound therapy promoting physical, mental and emotional healing through brain- wave stimulation, participants rest on yoga mats while the therapeutic vibration from gongs and singing bowls move over them, the volume and intensity fluctuating throughout the session. Though individual responses vary, instructor The Short Course at Mountain Shadows PHOTO: MOUNTAIN SHADOWS PHOTO: HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE

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