How SoCal’s Top Hotels Are Getting Guests Healthy This Summer

If wellness is your goal, check out the experiences on offer at these seven 5-star SoCal hotels and prepare to soothe your mind, body and soul.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Pelican HillPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Pelican Hill

As of this month, the picture-perfect Resort at Pelican Hill on the Newport coast is offering a series of new wellness retreats. These personal programs balance a variety of spa treatments, fitness classes, mindful dining, transformational coaching, inspiring activities and necessary leisure time to enjoy the 23,000-square-foot Spa’s Acqua Colonnades and the 504-acre Resort’s expansive Italian-inspired grounds. Featured fitness activities include a guided walk along Crystal Cove Beach and Sunrise Yoga overlooking the Pacific Ocean; Paddle Board Yoga and Fitmat Aqua classes in the Resort’s Coliseum Pool (one of the world’s largest circular pools); Art of Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blending; and spa treatments like a 100-minute Zen Awakening Experience.

The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Nobu Ryokan Malibu

Nobu Ryokan MalibuPhoto Credit: Malibu Fit Concierge

Guests visiting the uber-private and super luxurious Nobu Ryokan Malibu are treated, naturally, to a VIP wellness service as well (because what else could you expect from a hotel where Nobu Matsuhisa‘s haute cuisine is on the room service menu?). Wellness services are offered courtesy of Malibu Fit Concierge, who create a customized program for your stay, be it paddle-boarding, surfing or fitness classes on the beach. The Concierge also takes care of your dining, preparing delicious, nutritionist-designed, vegan-keto meals. For an aesthetic element, Nobu Ryokan offers its house cars to take guests to Cure Spa, just across the Pacific Coast Highway.

Nobu Ryokan Malibu, 22752 CA-1, Malibu, CA 90265

1 Hotel West Hollywood

1 Hotel West HollywoodPhoto Credit: 1 Hotel West Hollywood

The newly opened 1 Hotel West Hollywood is a treat on the health, wellness and sustainability fronts. The glam new eco-hotel has a partnership with Performix House, a members-only fitness studio based in Manhattan with the world’s top personal trainers, to create a state-of-the-art gym and provide their exclusive training services, as well as classes with Natalia Grace, a former ballerina and movement specialist; rehab specialist Dr. Craig, who’s worked with the Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle Seahawks; and Dean Burrell, a boxing instructor. Then, there’s 1 Kitchen by Chris Crary, where the executive chef of “Top Chef” fame serves up fresh, local, and sustainably sourced farm-to-table Southern California cuisine, utilizing a 100% organic garden and beehive; a number of zero-waste dishes spotlight the restaurant’s commitment to preserving the beauty and bounty of nature.

1 Hotel West Hollywood, 8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Langham HuntingtonPhoto Credit: Pure Pilates Pasadena

 The private enclave that is the Langham Huntington had a partnership with the world-renowned Tao of Wellness Pasadena acupuncture center, one of the oldest Traditional Chinese Medicine health centers in the U.S., in the past, so this stunning destination has always had health and wellness in mind. Currently, the Pasadena property is partnering with local businesses for specialty seminars, including a Pure Pilates seminar in August and a NamaSpa Day with CorePower Yoga once a month. 

Langham Huntington, Pasadena, 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

Four Seasons Westlake Village

Four Seasons Westlake VillagePhoto Credit: Four Seasons Westlake Village

Guests of the Four Seasons Westlake Village can get even healthier now thanks to its on-site California Health & Longevity Institute. This state-of- the-art medical facility includes a full cardiovascular fitness center, imaging center, and on-site CLIA certified laboratory. The cardio fitness center utilizes advanced technologies (GE Vivid 9 ECHO and VO2) for the evaluation of heart health and fitness testing, while the imaging center redefines 21st century medical imaging with its luxury destination, professional expertise and modern including a 64 slice CT, 3T MRI and body ultrasound; digital mammography; and bone density. That being said, health and wellness focused guests don’t need to go for such hardcore options—there’s a wellness package that includes healthy meals; daily guided meditation; and a choice of wellness services such as a body composition analysis, target heart rate assessment and metabolism assessment. There’s also a virtual fitness program that will connect you with an exercise physiologist, who will give you weekly customized workouts straight to your Smartphone.

Four Seasons Westlake Village, 2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Terranea Resort
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At the glorious, oceanfront Terranea Resort, a slew of new wellness-focused packages are available to those who want to truly live that SoCal life. The Bungalows at Terranea are the place to be for the ultimate escape—one that promotes relaxation, combats stress and inspires rejuvenation and overall well-being. During each three, five or seven-night retreat, guests will receive a personalized fitness consultation and evaluation. Depending on what you are seeking, each custom retreat can include a variety offerings—from therapeutic spa treatments to daily spa rituals, seaside cycling, restorative yoga and invigorating coastal hikes. Spa consultants and personal trainers are on-hand to provide recommendations on treatments and fitness classes to help you achieve your wellness goals.

Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Four Seasons Los AngelesPhoto Credit: Four Seasons Los Angeles

As of May, the tony Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is home to one heck of a wellness program in its Bonne Vie weekend, a package which aims to help guests restore overall wellbeing. This personalized package includes a two night stay in a specially designed Wellness Room or Suite; a 50-minute Surrender Massage; welcome juice from “New York Times” bestselling author Kimberly Snyder’s Solluna juice bar (and a copy of her newest book, “Perfectly Imperfect”); a group helipad yoga session with a top Alo Yoga ambassador such as Andrew Sealy, Caley Alyssa, Shayna Hiller or Shayla Quinn; a group meditation session with Audrey Slade; truffles by prestigious plant-based chef Matthew Kenney; and a Sleep Kit from LATHER.

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048