CROATIA’S HOTEL BELLEVUE UNVEILS AUTUMN ACTIVE ESCAPES WITH FITNESS BRANDS ORLANDOFIT AND BFF

Lošinj Hotels & Villas’ award-winning Hotel Bellevue has announced two energising fitness retreats this autumn which promise to restore the body and soul in the rejuvenating natural embrace of Croatia’s ‘Island of Vitality’. The exclusive collaborations with acclaimed fitness experts Boutique Fitness Factory (20-22 September) and OrlandoFit (4-9 October) combine personalised training, innovative spa treatments and nutrition to take guests beyond the physical performance of fitness and set a new standard for health retreats.  The targeted programmes are devised and delivered by an extraordinary team of motivated trainers, alongside specialists and kinesioligists from the hotel’s world-class Bellevue Spa Clinic.

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Lošinj has long been recognised as a healing location due to its Mediterranean microclimate and unique blend of natural sea aerosols, abundant medicinal plant life and essential oils, all combined with the island’s pure air and immaculate seas – ideal conditions that since the 19th century have benefitted visitors who suffer from respiratory or cardiovascular problems. Time spent breathing the healthy Lošinj air improves expectoration and reduces coughing, while the island’s mild autumnal climate and plentiful sunshine make it the perfect destination for a restorative active break.

Led by personal trainer and fitness group leader Suzana Ličina and her team of expert coaches, BFF (Boutique Fitness Factory) will be hosting a two-night fitness retreat at Hotel Bellevue from 20-22 September 2019. With a career spanning over 20 years, Suzana brings a unique and entertaining approach to wellbeing. Suzana will personally lead group cycling sessions, moderate to extreme weight-loss workouts as well as Tabata training; all of which are fully adapted to each individual’s needs to encourage the development of fitness levels in a fun and sociable environment. Alongside daily group fitness sessions, guests can enjoy morning and evening stretch classes and explore Lošinj’s endless trekking and cycling trails, enveloped by the intoxicating scents of the centuries-old pine forests.   

From 4-9 October, guests at Hotel Bellevue will also have the opportunity to work out with one of Croatia’s most respected fitness brands, OrlandoFit.  A professor of kinesiology, owner Orlando Lapoc is not only a personal trainer but an international fitness educator using his extensive knowledge and experience to lead workshops in aerobics, Pilates, fitness and management in sports and fitness. Over the course of four days Orlando and his expert team of trainers will deliver a range of signature OrlandoFit routines such as: Sunrise Wake Up Flow, including variations of yoga styles, stretching and active flow training; Fitness by Skills & Needs, group and one-to-one personal sessions tailored to each individual; and Dedicated to Training, a programme combining breathing, mobility, corrective gymnastics and active meditation exercises to achieve mental and physical balance.  

Situated in the heart of a centennial pine forest in Čikat Bay, 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 Forlle’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 EXEMIA, CryoSauna, Oxygen and anti-ageing treatments, delivered by a team of resident aestheticians, doctors and dermatologists

  • Marine Medical Centre offers a Dermatologist, Internal Medicine Doctor, TCM Dr, a registered nurse and on call Radiologist and Cardiologist, 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

Hotel Bellevue’s two night BFF Retreat starts from EUR 250 (approx. GBP226) per person in Superior Atrium accommodation from 20-22 September 2019. The BFF Retreat includes daily breakfast and dinner featuring a large selection of culinary specialties; four group training sessions per day; a SECA body mass index measurement; two hour bike rental and a €27 voucher to be used at Bellevue Spa Clinic.

For reservations and further information visit www.losinj-hotels.com/en/hotels-and-villas/hotel-bellevue/offers/active-escape-retreat-by-bff/, email: bellevue@losinj-hotels.com or call tel: +385 51 661 101.

Hotel Bellevue’s four night OrlandoFit Retreat starts from EUR 677 (approx. GBP613) per person in Superior Atrium accommodation from 4-9 October 2019.  The OrlandoFit retreat includes daily breakfast featuring local eco ingredients and culinary specialities; daily group and individual training; health, fitness and nutrition workshops and consultations; two SECA BMI measurements; a CryoSauna treatment; an Akaline Detox Bath; a Back, Neck and Shoulders Massage and vouchers worth €40 to use at the Bellevue Spa Clinic.

For reservations and further information visit www.losinj-hotels.com/en/hotels-and-villas/hotel-bellevue/offers/active-escape-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. silverairtravels.com

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