Lexus is putting wellness-craving travelers behind the wheel in its first-ever “Retreats in Motion” program. These five-day, four-night driving retreats allow guests to take a scenic, restorative drive in a new 2021 Lexus IS between two of the brand’s luxury hotel partners, with curated self-care activities along the way.
These partner hotels have been handpicked for their exceptional service, beautiful design, and culinary offerings. Naturally, given the luxurious appeal of the Lexus brand, these hotels cut no corners in delivering a five-star experience worth writing home about. Guests will spend two nights at each resort – with an average three-hour drive between each property – before returning to the originating hotel.
“These days, the desire to escape on the open road to rejuvenate mind and spirit has never been more enticing,” says Vinay Shahani, Lexus vice president of marketing. “The ‘Retreats in Motion’ program not only provides perfectly planned, luxurious getaways in a Lexus vehicle, but they also elevate the classic road trip with much-needed recuperative experiences.”
A customized route features suggested stops and wellness activities to enjoy throughout the drive. Road trippers will feast their eyes on beautiful and unforgettable views, relax with aromatherapy or guided breath work, and have the option to indulge their taste buds with healthy gourmet meals at the end of each day.
Lexus partnered with mindbodygreen, a health and well-being lifestyle media brand, to create custom content featuring some of the world’s most-loved wellness experts for each retreat. Highlights include podcasts on sustainability with best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer and a guided walking meditation with teacher Mary Beth LaRue, along with content covering topics from mindful eating to movement for longevity.
Additionally, an immersive in-car sound bath with expert Sara Auster – designed to be played through the signature Mark Levinson sound system – helps clear energy blockages and deliver a sense of calm. Each vehicle is equipped with a mobile wellness kit to help travelers get the most out of their journey.
Guests are responsible for the “Retreats in Motion” registration costs and travel expenses. Fees start at $2,700 USD for two guests, and include: Five-day, four-night stay at each property; loan of a new 2021 Lexus IS vehicle; intimate access to curated wellness content, including self-care discussions, in-vehicle sound bath, meditation, guided breath work and more; complimentary welcome wellness kit.
Participating hotels in the three California-based retreats include:
- Cavallo Point Lodge to Post Ranch Inn
- Bardessono Hotel & Spa to Pebble Beach Resorts
- Terranea Resort to Post Ranch Inn
In spring 2021, those visiting the East Coast will be able to travel between XV Beacon and Chatham Bars Inn in Massachusetts.
By Erin Nicole Davis, association editor, Travel to Wellness. Follow her on Instagram @erinnicoledavis