Embarking on a new year often inspires a renewed focus on wellness goals, and for many people, that can mean an exploration of their dining and drinking habits. With Hilton’s 2024 Trends Report spotlighting a growing desire to prioritize conscious dining choices in travel, 2024 could be the year when many travelers’ wellness routines and taste buds align. This convergence of travel, wellness and nourishment has inspired the following strategies to support eating and drinking on the road with a wellness mindset.
1. Explore Local and Conscious Dining
Embracing the growing trend of making mindful food choices paves the way for exciting culinary adventures. Hotels like Conrad Koh Samui are leading the way with a farm-to-table approach, offering fresh, organic produce that supports both guests’ health and the local community.
When looking for offerings catering to specific dietary preferences, Hilton All-Inclusive Resorts provide a cornucopia of international dining options that include vegan, vegetarian, gluten- and allergen-free choices. This approach to dining not only aligns with the nutritional needs of many travelers, but also underscores that an authentic culinary experience that embraces the flavors of the destination is accessible to all.
2. Power Up Your Mornings
Breakfast is an important (and tasty) way to kickstart a day of travel. Choosing accommodations that offer complimentary breakfasts, like Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton and Embassy Suites by Hilton, can help ensure an energetic start. Whether it’s Hampton’s homemade waffles, Tru’s delicious pancakes or Embassy Suites’ made-to-order omelets, each option is designed to give your day the boost you need to power through any adventures that come your way.
3. Flex Your Approach
When jet-setting to new destinations, know it’s okay to be flexible in your approach to food and beverage. Adapting your choices to the stay experience can help keep your goals on track, no matter where you are. Some guests find accommodations with kitchen facilities allow them to be more mindful about their meal choices—similar to their routines at home. For example, Homewood Suites by Hilton provides the ease of home-style meal preparation, and also leverages food delivery services like Grubhub, which has partnered with Homewood Suites, to access diverse options to fit shifting schedules and preferences while on the road.
4. Snack Smart
Fueling your travels with snacks empowers you to stay on track with your goals, whether you’re focused on maintaining energy, curbing cravings or simply enjoying delicious bites. In fact, 78% of global travelers appreciate healthy grab-and-go markets when they are on the move. With Hilton hotels offering a range of wholesome options in their lobby markets, such as Hilton Garden Inn’s grab-and-go market, travelers can savor these small yet significant choices that contribute to a balanced meal plan, even when you’re miles from home.
78% of global travelers appreciate healthy grab-and-go markets when they are on the move
5. Hydrate Your Way
Staying hydrated and remaining mindful of the liquids you ingest (think water rather than colas, alcohol, caffeinated beverages, and fruit juices) is imperative to optimal health—but it can also enrich your travel experience and help maintain your energy level while you’re on the go. To stay hydrated, never forget to travel with a reusable water bottle, and plan ahead for breaks to eat and drink. Canopy by Hilton provides filtered water stations on every guest floor, so guests stay refreshed while helping reduce waste.
6. Set Your Own Pace
Many travelers are adopting alcohol-free lifestyles or looking to reduce their alcohol consumption. To provide an uncompromised drinking experience to all travelers, the Tempo by Hilton brand gives equal billing to “Spirited” and “Free-Spirited” cocktails alike and has developed recipes that allow guests to enjoy their cocktail experience in the same way regardless of alcohol preference. With Free-Spirited cocktails mirroring their Spirited counterparts in every way - including flavor, presentation and mouthfeel - Hilton is setting the stage for a new era in bar hospitality that reflects contemporary behaviors, specifically the notion that many guests pivot between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on the same occasion to set their own pace as it relates to alcohol consumption.
Everyone’s nutritional needs and preferences are unique. However, Hilton hotels around the globe are ready to meet you where you are on your wellness journey and ensure that you can relish the flavors of your chosen destination, your way.