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Delta Gets In on Wellness Travel Boom With New JFK Lounge

Delta Gets In on Wellness Travel Boom With New JFK Lounge

New York-bound Delta One passengers are in for a treat at the airline’s new lounge, complete with Hyperice recovery tech products and relaxation pods

As wellness takes flight, Delta is beginning to prove that it’s not the destination, but the journey, as the major airline is the latest to invest in relaxing amenities for its premium guests.

The carrier has opened its new Delta One Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport right in time for peak summer travel, offering jet setters an exclusive space to indulge in wellness-centered perks. 

Delta One Lounge guests can reserve relaxation pods featuring full-body massage and nap chairs from Human Touch, take in a massage or facial treatment with Grown Alchemist products, sip on a non-alcoholic beverage or fruit and herb-infused drinks at the Rejuvenation Bar or relax in the Serenity Lounge, complete with lighting that prepares the body to adjust to a new time zone.

Travelers will also discover a full suite of recovery products from wellness tech brand Hyperice at the new lounge. For those looking to freshen up, there are eight shower suites stocked with towels, bathrobes and slippers.

It’s a new era for Delta, according to Delta Sky Clubs and Lounge Experience vice president Claude Roussel. 

“Our teams have spared no detail to ensure Delta One Lounge guests receive a truly memorable experience,” Roussel said. “We want our guests to feel the difference here; moreover, we want them to feel welcomed and valued from the moment they step through the door.”

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Other airlines have made similar moves to appeal to wellness-seeking travelers. Last year, United and Therabody partnered to treat international business class guests to TheraFace comfort products and Therabody devices during flights. The airline has also introduced in-airport Therabody Reset Suites at its United Polaris lounges across the country, providing spaces featuring Therabody wellness technology and skin and body care products.

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Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First-Class Lounge at the Hong Kong International Airport also ensconces travelers in luxury with a dedicated wellness area with day suites, massage services and shower rooms.

Airports are also proving to be an emerging hub for fitness, so travelers can stick to their workout regimens on the go. The Melbourne Airport opened its first full-service health club and wellness center this month — Higher State — offering personal training, group fitness, reformer Pilates, yoga, an indoor pool and recovery amenities such as compression therapy and wellness treatments.

The concept joins Roam Fitness, which opened a gym inside the bustling Philadelphia International Airport last year. 

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