I am so thrilled to finally share with you my Stay Well Room experience at the Charlotte Marriott City Center! Conveniently located on the Charlotte Marriott City Center’s fifth floor, there are 22 Stay Well rooms available to reserve. Charlotte is an additional city that has recently implemented Stay Well rooms. Some of the other locations include the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Richmond Marriott Short Pump, the Residence Inn Orlando Lake Nona and the Courtyard Orlando Lake Nona.
If you aren’t familiar with The Marriott’s Stay Well rooms, they were created by Delos, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate. The new Stay Well rooms are designed to help travelers maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the road through evidence-based wellness features, amenities and programs. It’s truly a wonderful experience! Before we check out some of the photos of my experience there, here’s a brief overview of how the idea came about and what the rooms feature:
Stay Well® re-imagines the hotel experience. It is a holistic and revolutionary solution that aims to optimize the physical and emotional well being of people when traveling. Stay Well’s patent-pending process focuses on indoor air quality, lighting, physical comfort, and psychological impacts within the hotel environment. Combining years of medical research with engineering and technological advancements into hotel rooms, Stay Well sets the new standard in hospitality.
We have developed and integrated pathways that are therapeutic to the guests of our hospitality partners. The guests of Stay Well rooms also benefit from our exclusive wellness programs with leaders in the medical community, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Deepak Chopra. We strive to address the needs of individuals across all 12 health domains and multiple features. We focus on:
- ELIMINATING THE EFFECTS OF JET LAG
- REDUCING STRESS
- ENABLING MORE RESTFUL SLEEP
- INCREASING ENERGY AND VITALITY
- PROTECTING IMMUNITY
- ENHANCING RESPIRATORY HEALTH
- OPTIMIZING DIGESTION
- MAINTAINING SKIN BALANCE
So, what does this have to do with clean beauty, you may ask? This being a clean beauty blog and all…well, EVERYTHING actually. Better breathing air, healthy food options, a more restful sleep, aromatherapy, fitness, skin balance and more – all of these are holistic, safe ways to maintain your wellness, health and beauty (inner and outer). I truly believe if the health of ones skin is nurtured, this will help to promote full health to the body and mind. Which, in return can promote healthy, glowing skin!
If you follow my Snapchat, I was quite active the day my husband and I arrived at the hotel. I pretty much snapped it all…so, if you missed out, sorry! But, don’t worry, I’ve got some awesome photos for you below!
Upon our arrival, we were greeted warmly, given champagne (just for me, Davey doesn’t drink) and a little hors d’oeuvre of shrimp and grits (YUM)! What better way to welcome your out of town hotel guests to the South? (Especially if they’re not from the South, haha). We received our key card and made our way up to our room…this is where it gets really fun! So many great amenities in the Stay Well rooms, I’ll highlight them as best as I can as we go along! I’ve attached an example layout of a Stay Well room below (the site has a cool roll over feature!). Be sure to keep scrolling because I’ve got quite a few awesome photos I snapped while we were there for the night!
If a better nights sleep is what you need, then a better nights sleep you shall get! The Stay Well Mattress gave us a night of full, deep sleep – SCORE. Plus, its natural memory foam felt amazing, with back support and optimal comfort in mind.
I loved the all-white, crisp bedding, fluffy pillows and modern, minimal design the bed area had.
A really cool feature the bed had was the Long Wave Night Lighting, which allows you to safely navigate at night while minimizing sleep disruption. Basically, the bottom part of the bed frame lit up to a blue-hue. It was pretty darn cool.
We received the sweetest little care package when we entered into our room. Complete with a handwritten note, local natural, organic beauty brands, a couple of teas and a beautifully scented 100% natural, hand-poured, soy candle!
L: Sleek, modern wood flooring. R: Convenient shelving + cubby compartments.
L: Great closet for hanging clothing. Includes an ironing board and iron. R: Complementary water, coffee and tea. (Bottom shelf)
Vitamin C infused shower for softer, brighter skin.
This machine uses 100% natural, essential oil-based ascentsGels™ which enhances the environment of spaces up to 600 feet.
If my memory serves me correctly, there was a peppermint/lavender scent diffusing when we arrived – one of my faves!
The view outside of our window wasn’t rolling hills or anything, as the Marriott City Center is in Uptown Charlotte – the heart of the city!
I’m a city girl, as much as I am a beach/mountains girl…so, this didn’t bother me one bit. In fact, it was kind of a cool experience to be in our own home city on a little mini vakay. ;)
The room had a large LED television (we watched The Truman Show on Netflix), and right next to it – a state-of-the-art Air Purification system that reduces allergens, toxins and other microbes invisible to the human eye.
Clean air, as you already know, is essential to health – not to mention respiratory comfort.
Stay Well rooms offer a multi-tiered air filtration system that quietly and unobtrusively removes pollen, mold spores, smoke odours and other pollutants from the air.
As you can clearly see to the left, you can customize your air filter. Silent, Low, Medium, High and Turbo. It even has settings for mood lighting….pretty amazing.
Inspired by nature’s sunrise, the Dawn Simulator (white circle clock) wakes guests gradually and gently.
Circadian Mood Lighting — which can be personalized in each room (as seen here) — is engineered to emulate the color of natural outdoor light to help enhance sleep quality, energy levels and productivity.
To the left is an example of my favourite one, “Play”…it would slowly change from hot pink to a soft lilac hue. So pretty, and definitely playful!
Doing my makeup was a breeze in this well-lit, multi-mirrored bathroom. (Had a full-sized one too!)
I’d have to say one of my favourite things about the Stay Well experience, was their new Flex gym! A new state-of-the-art fitness center with some amazing cardiovascular equipment, free weights, a yoga room, cycling room and more!
Overall, I would definitely recommend a stay in one of the Stay Well rooms! They’re clean, they benefit your health, skin, breathing, sleep and overall wellness…the hotel employees are friendly and accommodating – it was an awesome experience and we’ll definitely be back in a Marriott Stay Well room very soon!
Don’t forget to follow Stay Well on their socials:
and Charlotte City Center Marriott:
Captured all by yours truly! (Haha, sometimes this is what you do to get a shot…)