NEW WELLNESS BREAKS ON CROATIA’S ISLAND OF VITALITY PROMISE HEALTH ‘JUMP START’ FROM £585

Four-night fitness retreats at the luxurious Hotel Bellevue in Lošinj

London, 26 April 2019: Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ award-winning Hotel Bellevue has announced a series of four-night Health & Fit retreats for 2019, promising a comprehensive health jump start in the energizing embrace of Croatia’s ‘Island of Vitality’. The new fitness retreats combine exquisite accommodation with personalized wellness programmes devised and delivered by an extraordinary team of specialists and kinesioligists from the hotel’s world-class Bellevue Spa Clinic.

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Little known in the UK, the northern Croatian island of Lošinj was recognised by 19th century Viennese medical experts for the rehabilitative properties of its unique mild Mediterranean microclimate. Blessed with exceptional air quality, long sunshine hours, abundant vegetation and immaculately pure Adriatic waters, the island retains its deserved reputation as the ‘Island of Vitality’ over a century later.

 Part of the renowned Lošinj Hotels & Villas portfolio, the impeccably designed Hotel Bellevue is home to the award-winning Bellevue Spa Clinic, an extraordinary wellness sanctuary where guests can enjoy peerless spa and fitness facilities; immerse themselves in integrative health programmes;  and benefit from the expertise of renowned global specialists and brands, from French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez to Forelle’d Japan, Pharmos Natur and Valmont. A serene vision of gleaming terrazzo floors and bright, translucent onyx partitions, this world-leading 2500sqm haven boasts exceptional facilities including:

·      Seven treatment rooms and two Deluxe spa suites

·      Aveda Hairlab by Ruza

·      Medi Spa offering non-invasive medical-aesthetic including Ultherapy and anti-ageing treatments, delivered by a team of resident aestheticians, doctors and dermatologists

·      Marine Medical Centre specialising in nutrition and internal medicine, offering full medical MOTs

·      Spa & Relax zone with indoor and outdoor heated seawater pools,  Finnish and bio soft saunas, steam bath, plunge pool, Experience showers, cutting-edge Diamond System chromotherapy waterbeds, heated stone beds and a reading corner

·      Open air Spa Garden with sauna, hot tub, plunge pool and pergola-shaded al fresco treatment areas

·      Fitness centre with MATRIX equipment and indoor and outdoor studios

·      Secluded spa terrace for post-treatment relaxation, featuring sunbeds and no fewer than five Jacuzzis

 The Health & Fit retreats begin with individual assessments to establish baseline fitness levels, followed by one-on-one consultations and goal-setting with a Bellevue Spa Clinic kinesiologist. Personalised programmes are then designed for each guest, combining individual and small-group fitness training with spa treatments and a series of informative and engaging lectures and workshops. Fitness sessions include hiking and biking, CrossFit, HIIT, yoga and Pilates, while spa treatments such as massages, CryoSauna and detox baths provide opportunities to relax and recuperate. The educational programme meanwhile covers a range of topics including stress management, nutritional Keto and IF (intermittent fasting), and fitness and lifestyle. At the end of the retreat, a follow up fitness assessment is conducted, and each guest is provided with a tailor-made Fit Home Workout plan to help them keep up the good work once they return home.

Hotel Bellevue’s four-night Health & Fit retreats start from €677 (approx GBP585) per person in Superior Atrium accommodation, and are available from 5-9 May; 18-22 May; and 23-27 May 2019; and from 20-24 September and 4-8 October 2019, subject to availability. The Health & Fit retreats include daily breakfast featuring local eco ingredients and specialties; personalised wellness programme (comprising daily group and individual training sessions, individual consultation and assessments, lectures and workshops, one CryoSauna, one alkaline detox bath, and one back, neck and shoulder massage); complimentary access to the Bellevue Spa Clinic wellness area, fitness centre and daily Be Fit activities; plus Bellevue Spa Clinic resort credits worth €40 (approx. GBP35). Price based on two sharing.

Extended or reduced programmes available on request. For reservations and further information visit www.losinj-hotels.com/en/hotels-and-villas/hotel-bellevue/offers/health-and-fit-retreat/, email: bellevue@losinj-hotels.com or call tel: +385 51 661 101.

Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ luxury portfolio also includes the five-star Boutique Hotel Alhambra and three five-star villas, Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol and Villa Hortensia.  All are ideal for indulgent getaways, active breaks and family holidays.

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 Notes to editors:

A relatively undiscovered jewel to the north of Croatia, the intimate Adriatic island Lošinj – ‘island of vitality’ - is famed for its rich nature; counting more than 1200 aromatic and healing herbs, more than 2600 hours of sunshine every year and the cleanest seas. At the end of 19th century, Lošinj was recognized as a ‘healing location’ due to its unique microclimate. Set in the idyllic Čikat Bay and dotted amongst the pine forests, Lošinj Hotels & Villas boasts two five star hotels (Hotel Bellevue and Boutique Hotel Alhambra) and three five star villas (Villa Augusta, Villa Mirasol and Villa Hortensia) – ideal for luxurious getaways, active breaks, family holidays and more. Passing through a comprehensive renovation in 2014 and an upgrade of Bellevue Spa Clinic in 2018, the group’s wellness resort Hotel Bellevue offers fully integrated health programmes, extensive spa facilities and beauty treatments by world-famous French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez, 45 Degrees, Forlle'd Japan, Pharmos Natur and Valmont facials.

 Lošinj is reached by private plane or luxury car transfer from all many European airports (namely Ljubljana, Pula, and Zagreb). Silver Air offer direct scheduled flights to Lošinj, from Venice, Zagreb and Lugano. www.silverairtravels.com

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