Wednesday Wellness Tip: Aaron Young

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At NoMI Spa, wellness extends far beyond the spa doors. Today we share our Wednesday Wellness tip from our NoMI Spa Concierge, Aaron Young:

Stay hydrated and refreshed. Drinking plenty of water not only keeps you hydrated but is key for many other factors concerning our bodies, including improved skin health, increased energy, and even weight loss. If you think water is a boring drink or lacks flavor, try adding some of your favorite fruits and herbs to it and enjoy infused water packed with added flavor and no sugar. My favorite would have to be a combination of lemon, rosemary, and cucumber.

Learn more about NoMI Spa here. 

Park Hyatt Chicago

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What Women Want featuring Stephanie Horton

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We know what women want, which is why we’re interviewing top business savvy women on their top travel essentials.

This week in “What Women Want,” we will be featuring Stephanie Horton. Stephanie is the Chief Marketing Officer at Farfetch.com responsible for developing and executing the global Marketing and Communications strategy including global press, strategic partnerships, market strategy, advertising, celebrity, and Social Media. A fifteen-year veteran of the luxury, fashion, and marketing communities, Stephanie has developed and executed creative marketing solutions for both domestic and international brands in a diverse range of genres.  She started her career in the fashion office of Dayton Hudson/Marshall Fields in Chicago and later transitioned into marketing and promotions, where she served as Account Director at Draft Worldwide in Chicago and then in New York as Marketing Director at The New York Times Co., followed by Vogue Magazine where she was the Executive Director of Creative Services and Communications. Most recently, Stephanie was the Head of Global Communications at Shopbop.com, responsible for developing and executing Shopbop’s global communications and PR strategy for the U.S, China, Australia, Russia, Japan and Western Europe. Stephanie currently splits her time between London and New York.

  • What’s the most unconventional item in your carry-on?

I always carry a sewing kit.

  • At 10,000 feet, what gadget do you reach for?

My iPad.

  • What book or e-magazine is currently on your Kindle or iPad?

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory.

  • What is your guilty pleasure purchase at Kiosk before take-off?

US Weekly, In Touch, and Life & Style.

  •  If you could create an app to help you with your travels, what would it do?

It would check me in and give the hotel all of my preferences, so all I would have to do when I get to the hotel is walk into my room.

  • What’s the most recently played downloaded song on your iPod or Spotify?

I’m loving all of the songs on Magna Carta…Holy Grail from Jay-Z and I’m an old school Prince fan, so Little Red Corvette.

  • Heathrow —> ______

Shanghai

The Perfect Post-Marathon Treatment

Park Hyatt Chicago De-Stress Post Marathon Treatment

Looking for a post-Marathon treatment? We recommend NoMI Spa’s heated Body Envelopment wrap treatment that helps you relax your muscles and ease aches and pains.

After an invigorating exfoliation you will melt into a heavenly cocoon that will help you release toxins with heat therapy. DeStress Muscle Gel and and body oil will be massaged into your skin providing you with some much needed tension relief and relaxation.

Experience the warming and easing powers of rosemary, black pepper, lavender and ginger to de-stress your body.

 

Where senses are stimulated, stirred and gently realigned

Park Hyatt Chicago | 800 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611

Wednesday Wellness Tip: Kathy Pratt

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At NoMI Spa, wellness extends far beyond the spa doors. Today we share our Wednesday Wellness tip from one of our NoMI Spa Nail Technicians, Kathy Pratt:

At NoMI Spa, promoting awareness is critical. Throughout the month of October, we are focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness Month; being conscious of what products you apply to your skin is extremely important. Treat yourself to wHet or Deborah Lippmann products when caring for your skin, and be sure to relax and accessorize your fingers and toes tailored to the specific season. Choose products that are free of harsh chemicals and make the decision to pamper yourself with purpose.

Learn more about NoMI Spa here. 

Where senses are stimulated, stirred and gently realigned

Park Hyatt Chicago | 800 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60611

What Women Want featuring Katherine Melchior Ray

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We know what women want, which is why we’re interviewing top business savvy women on their top travel essentials.

This week in “What Women Want,” we will be featuring Katherine Melchior Ray. Katherine Melchior Ray leads the brand vision for Park Hyatt and Grand Hyatt as Vice President, Luxury Brands for Hyatt Corporation. Katherine’s expertise in luxury marketing and global business strategies comes from 20 years of experience building brands internationally. She has worked as a senior executive on three continents in four languages, setting global strategy in marketing, business and product development while building top class local teams in their native languages. Prior to Hyatt, Katherine was Executive Director of Strategic Planning for Gucci Japan. She also served as Vice President of Marketing for Louis Vuitton Japan and for Tommy Hilfiger Japan. She lived in France for four years developing the global marketing department for the Nordstrom brand Faconnable. In the United States, she was General Manager of Nike’s $800 million women’s footwear division. Katherine lives with her husband of 25 years and two teenage children in Portland, Oregon, and splits her time between there and the rest of the world.

What’s the most unconventional item in your carry-on?

Lavender mist for relaxation.

At 10,000 feet, what gadget do you reach for?

Music, either on my phone or Airbook.

What book or e-magazine is currently on your Kindle or iPad?

I hate to say I’m a hardcover fan, despite the added weight. I will lug a heavy book around the world for the delicious opportunity to cuddle in bed with the book and a cup of coffee when I don’t have an early morning meeting.

What is your guilty pleasure purchase at Kiosk before take-off?

New York Times in print – so not environmental.

If you could create an app to help you with your travels, what would it do?

It would advise me of traffic congestion on roads so I know exactly when to catch a cab for an airport, with just enough time to get through expedited security and board. It would also give me suggestions for restaurants in each city where PLM are gathering (PLM being “people like me”).

What’s the most recently played downloaded song on your iPod or Spotify?

“Lazy Days” by Shwayze.

Fill in the blank:

ORD à ______ PDX!!!

Pedicures With Purpose

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There’s nothing more relaxing than a rejuvenating pedicure treatment. Even better than a pedicure, combining this with giving back and aiding a cause is something truly special. For the month of October, NoMI Spa will be participating in an initiative to benefit Bright Pink to offer “Think Pink” pedicures.

“Think Pink” pedicures will be offered as a special promotion throughout the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each $75 pedicure treatment booked for October 1st through October 31st will donate 20% of the proceeds directly to Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization focused on educating all young women about their breast and ovarian health while providing support for individuals at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

The relaxing treatment involves a honey-lavender scrub and soothing sea salt exfoliation, combined with a luxurious honey yogurt mask to soothe feet and refresh one’s skin tone. The treatment is finished with a Pink Moon Shea Butter massage, which includes subtle hints of spun sugar, powder, and licorice blossom. The “Think Pink” pedicure is sure to be a delight for any woman looking to pamper herself and give back in the process. Along with the pedicure, clients will also receive one Pink Sweet Treat, compliments of NoMI Kitchen Pastry Chef Meg Galus. In developing this initiative benefiting Bright Pink, Park Hyatt Chicago hopes to shed light and bring awareness to measures women can take for early detection and educate guests on the organization’s mission.

Book your treatment in NoMI Spa at 312-335-1234 for October 1st through October 31st for this special Think Pink promotion.

Wednesday Wellness Tip

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At NoMI Spa, wellness extends far beyond the spa doors. Today we share our Wednesday Wellness tip from one of our NoMI Spa Massage Therapists, Chris Allaun:

It is important to cleanse the body of impurities and toxins. Our bodies build up toxins from our food, pesticides, pollution and environmental factors and need to purify themselves via the kidneys, liver, and skin. To aid in detoxifying ourselves, there are a few simple tips you can follow.

#1 Increase your water intake. Water helps to keep our organs and circulatory system hydrated while we detoxify.

#2 Exercise is also a very simple way; by moving our muscles, we help our lymphatic system drain pollutants. As we increase our heart rate, we are moving our blood through the liver and kidneys faster.

#3 Steam rooms or steam baths are an excellent way to detoxify. By sweating, we are purifying the body. This takes some of the workload off of the liver and kidneys and is a very effective and simple way to detoxify. Steam baths have the added benefit of warming stiff and sore muscles and can lessen muscle pain and fatigue. There are many different ways to cleanse the body of toxins; the important thing to remember is to do something that is fun and makes you feel rejuvenated!