Healing Earth is honoured and privilege to announce their partnership with new JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge which forms part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio. The new lodge is marking the brand’s debut in the luxury safari industry. Located within the National Reserve in southwestern Kenya, finds home in one of Africa's most renowned wildlife and wilderness conservation regions. Between June and September, the reserve is host to the annual great wildebeest migration, which sees more than 10 million animals travel 1,800 miles from the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania.
Comprising 20 exquisite tents, the lodge's interiors draw inspiration from the elements with soft, warm tones, natural materials and textures and native colours. Many tents feature terraces overlooking the River Talek while the honeymoon suite has a private plunge pool. The lodge is home to several spaces designed to foster mindfulness, including the Adventure Lounge--full of books to get lost in and a space for young adults to take time for themselves--and the Cultural Deck, where guests can gather around a fire pit to share tales of their day's explorations.
“With an abundance of natural beauty and calming surroundings, the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a perfect retreat for the mind, body and soul,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will offer guests a serene backdrop to make once-in-a-lifetime memories as they connect with nature and leave feeling revitalised following a holistic, wellness-forward stay,” D’Cruz added.
To capture the essence of wellness, The Spa by JW Marriott emulates the serenity of the reserve and provides a unique space where one can reconnect with oneself, focusing on well-being and connection with the natural surroundings. Signature journeys and treatments, created by Healing Earth, feature results oriented and locally inspired therapies and products tailored to one’s needs and designed to balance mind, body, and soul. This tranquil haven will offer serene spaces that will allow you to focus on the ‘whole you’. Discerned guests can enjoy spa treatments from the comfort of their tented suite, accompanied by the sounds of the wilderness surrounded by true nature. Elisabeth Brandt, director and founder of Healing Earth states, “This is the perfect extension to Healing Earth Healing Spa-Fari™ concept which is a true and authentic experience you can only get in connection with nature, which creates a perfect space for meditation, yoga, and holistic treatments like the 'Masai Celebration' incorporating local botanicals and natural ingredients. We are honoured to launch this holistic experience to discerning clients, ensuring lifelong memories.” Brandt further adds” As a brand, Healing Earth has taken great pride in developing innovative treatment experiences for JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge, with each personalised to fit the environment and shared brand values. Training, product knowledge, and techniques are all synchronised to inspire and intensify the offerings to showcase vision and brand philosophy between therapists and guests.”
“Education plays an extensive part of our offerings because it’s the only way to breaks down all barriers by recreating growth and progress as an individual, as well as society. We also firmly believe that educating on our continent is empowering, inspiring, taking ownership by showing up in independent, confident and selfsufficient manner” said Brandt.
"Fostering meaningful connections and nourishing the soul is at the heart of the JW Marriott brand, so entering the luxury safari segment is a natural next step," said Bruce Rohr, global brand leader, JW Marriott. "Offering our guests once-in-a-lifetime experiences and a deep connection to place, JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge balances the thrill of a game drive with thoughtful opportunities to switch off and take it all in. We are excited to welcome travellers to a transformative and wellness-forward stay delivered with JW Marriott’s legacy of extraordinary hospitality."
This is where guests can truly enjoy a piece of Africa, create memorable memories, and experience a sensory journey that they will never forget. We are incredibly grateful and privileged to be associated and aligned with a brand like JW Marriott. Healing Earth is especially grateful to have forged such strong relationships with esteemed hospitality groups all over the continent. We look forward to working closely with them into the future, expanding our presence on the beautiful African soil. We strive to offer a service that goes beyond established norms and provides unmatched attention to detail and continuous improvement of standards, creating ongoing relationships with our clients.
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