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Stuttgart Meetings Hotels Are One With Health & Wellness

There are many aspects of meetings that help create success -- destination convenience, venue variety & quality, content caliber, leading design, top notch accommodations and interesting activities. And if that weren’t enough… now there is also the growing and exciting trend of adding Health & Wellness opportunities to programs, meetings and events.

Infusing Wellness into the meeting experience can have an immediate and energizing impact on the engagement levels, take-away value, professional and personal development and productivity of meeting goers.

Stuttgart, Germany’s sixth largest city, hits on all of these above meeting success factors including, of course, Health and Wellness which goes hand-in-hand with a long held commitment to Sustainability - particularly at Stuttgart’s hotels.

A few Stuttgart properties where you can tap into Health and Wellness include:

Waldhotel – City Convenience with Forest Beauty & Wellness
Set in lovely gardens and a sprawling park, Waldhotel Stuttgart is in a “worlds way” setting yet is only 10 minutes from Stuttgart’s city center. Here relaxation and connection with nature rules, featuring spa and wellness areas stepped in wood and water. The hotel and the forest area directly bordering the hotel simply beg you to get some fresh air, get your body moving and connect with others through a variety of exercise and teambuilding opportunities. Tennis, walking and running, high and low ropes courses and an indoor climbing center … to an ice skating rink and GPS and people powered scavenger hunts all are at the fingertips here.

The Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin – Zen Relaxation & Green Foods Nurture
High above the city rooftops at Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin participants unplug from the hustle and bustle of the city. The zen day spa features a variety of relaxing treatments, saunas, steam rooms, a pool and a roof top terrace for soaking in some Vitamin D. Private spa suites are also available. In addition, visitors get a healthy food boost with the hotel’s “brain food snacks” and “Water & Vital bars” featuring protein-rich nuts, dried fruits, goji berries, wellness lemonades with herbs, edible flowers, and more. Vegetarian and Vegan Coffee Breaks are also featured for meeting rooms and preferred ingredients are regional, seasonal, Fair Trade and BIO certified. The hotel is also highly committed to sustainability overall with an ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.

Parkhotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe – Commitment to Comfort Includes Wellness
Worldhotels member Parkhotel is committed to “Gemütlichkeit” or “comfort” with the wellness of its guests being a strong part of that. Elements such as flexible meeting spaces infused with natural light, a terrace and winter garden for fresh air breaks, and even an onsite microbrewery that features local F&B ingredients creates a sense of eased wellbeing. Surrounded by panoramic, green views the hotel also features an indoor golf simulator for individual exercise and group tournaments, as well as herbal baths in their spa with essential plant and herb oils to help sooth body, mind, and soul.

Mövenpick Stuttgart Airport & Messe – Walking Power & Sustainability
By lieu of its very location -- literally five minutes’ pleasant walk from the Stuttgart International Airport and the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart - the Mövenpick is a healthy choice from the moment you arrive. Guests and meeting goers also enjoy locally sourced F&B such as fish, poultry, honey still on the comb, regional wines from the area’s lovely vineyards, and a “Go Healthy” menu. Adding to the wellbeing quotient is a truly relaxing vibe and a green hotel itself with the Mövenpick Stuttgart Airport & Messe being Green Globe Gold Certified. Highlights include water and energy conservation, e-mobility support, carbon offset programs and more. Many employees, in fact, even ride their bikes to work.

Healthier Meeting Thoughts from the Stuttgart Convention Bureau
As you think through creating meetings flush with sustainability and wellness as well as quality think VMFE

Venue selection – do the venues and hotels themselves walk the talk of sustainability and wellness or is it window dressing? E.g. look for Green Globe certifications and formal, ongoing programs, special spaces and offerings for relaxation, fresh air and exercise.

Meeting design – are spaces full of natural light, are layouts and colors and lighting energizing and creative vs. “vanilla”?

F&B with healthy, energizing twists – are menus farm to table, filled with healthful, energizing locally or regionally sourced ingredients. Are there vegetarian and vegan options on a menu?

Exercise options – are there ample exercise and wellness amenities, programs or guest experts available to you to get people lacing up, stretching out and engaged. As everyone is not a fitness buff also make sure there are options that span all athletic abilities and health and wellness levels and interested from meditation to competitive sports.