Hyatt Introduces In-room Yoga

YogaAway provides Yoga services with in-room video experiences - hotel-spa classes, and getaway yoga

AUGUST 22 2006. Weary travelers who favor Hyatt Hotels & Resorts for their business or pleasure travel now have a new way to recover from the stresses of life on the road. It is the extraordinary transformative benefits of yoga as offered through a rejuvenating array of On Command in-room videos, hotel-spa classes and getaway events from YogaAway, L.L.C. A versatile, Denver-based creator of inimitable yoga experiences for hotels and resorts, YogaAway has become the exclusive provider of yoga services for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, offering healthful and revitalizing practices designed specifically for the recuperative needs of travelers.

Through the newly launched StayFit@Hyatt Program, YogaAway is also offering spa classes amidst the soothing confines of HyattPure fitness centers and spa destinations. Taught by trained and certified YogaAway instructors, these classes are offered daily and will be standardized at all Hyatt properties. YogaAway's spa program has debuted at the new state-of-the-art, 21,000-square foot Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. The rollout will continue through Fall 2005 at Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego; Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach (California); Hyatt Regency Newport (Rhode Island); Hyatt Regency Boston; and Hyatt Regency Cambridge (Massachusetts).

At a time when yoga enjoys widespread popularity, YogaAway's travel-focused programs are ideal for those on the fly. The company offers an accessible and encompassing style of the 5,000-year-old science catering to the diverse needs of travelers. Delivered to Hyatt guests through professional and consistent instruction, it's a balm for every misery from jet-lag to fatigue to homesickness.

"Stress builds up when we expend more energy than we recover. Yoga works fast, especially for travelers on the move - it can restore balance, shift our state of mind and inspire us to feel whole again," says Bija Bennett, President of YogaAway. "It's a powerful ritual and respite, and we're looking forward to helping Hyatt guests snap back from the rigors of the road."

"Hyatt always seeks out leaders in their category when pursuing strategic partnerships that benefit our guests," says Gordon Tareta, Global Director of Spas for Hyatt. "YogaAway will be an important part of StayFit@Hyatt, which is designed to offer the most competitive fitness offerings in the industry."

YogaAway retail products will also be available at Hyatt properties, including mats, DVDs, books, music CDs - even inspirational turndown cards offering travelers breathing tips and other yoga-based remedies.

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