Wellness has turned into a global movement, and has found its way into every industry from food, beauty, and even hospitality. What started as a grassroots movement to reconnect to oneself and the earth is now a status symbol. More and more consumers are prioritizing their mental and physical wellbeing, and the hospitality industry has capitalized on this, even here on the Central Coast. From hot spring resorts to yoga and meditation retreats, the wellness subsector is showing consumers that continental breakfasts and a pool simply don’t cut it as luxury anymore. This is why architects in San Luis Obispo and elsewhere need to accommodate for the growing interests of wellness travelers in their hospitality design.
Time for another update on a key healthcare design project here in San Luis Obispo. Last week project architect Ellen Goodwin joined president and CEO of French Hospital Alan Iftiniuk along with Peter Oppenheimer at a special tour of the developing facility. There were roughly 40 people in attendance, including the hospital’s foundation members and media.