Independent Hotel Show

THE SANCTUARY including the GYMNASIUM FOR THE MIND BY SHAPE SUPPORTED BY TECHNOGYM

Mindfulness is taking the world by storm. It is believed that living in the present, really focusing on your own thoughts and feelings, whilst observing the world around you, can improve your mental well-being. For hoteliers and spa managers looking to boost their wellness, leisure and lifestyle offering in line with consumer trends, The Sanctuary is an area that presents the best in fitness, well-being and spa solutions for your hotel.
 

GYMNASIUM FOR THE MIND BY SHAPE SUPPORTED BY TECHNOGYM

Featuring The Gymnasium for The Mind by Shape, hotelier guests will be encouraged to enter our workshop space, remove their shoes and sit on Technogym wellness balls, to exercise their minds in an unusual setting. With education at the core, guests will learn about ageless wellbeing, cyber crime prevention and everything you need to know about mindfulness.

The design concept by Shape London

Shape London have been working on a design collaboration with the Independent Hotel Show, for an event space 'Gymnasium for The Mind,' at this year's show. We were asked to work on a design that looked to create a focused workshop environment, whilst reflecting on a mindfulness environment, incorporating our bespoke joinery. We were influenced by looking at hotel spa/gym experiences that felt like part of the hotel/house experience, rather than a detached set of spaces, such as Ett Hem in Stocklhom.

We wanted to challenge visitors and provide a unique workshop environment, based on the processes of entering a spa: removing external clothing i.e. shoes & coats, to relax the body and mind ahead of the workshop. Users would then enter the space with a sense of ownership over it, as well as a mental commitment to the task/workshop that they are about to take part in. 'Leave your baggage outside...literally.' Focus the mind.

We believe that this design approach, ensures that the health and well being spaces within a hotel are not segregated, and the benefits are felt further afield.  The approach to design is holistic across the hotel experience, and all spaces are therefore designed with the same integrity. The principal reception space has the same bespoke joinery, fixtures and fittings approach as the spa and gym.

Shape            Technogym

Title partner

james hallam

Commercial partners

  • Chic Retreats
  • sky
  • nespresso
  • drom
  • La Via Del Te
  • Boutinot
  • Henners

Design Partners

  • Benedict Wilhelm
  • Galapagos
  • Harriet Forde
  • Lombok
  • Grace & Thorn
  • Valdivian
  • Vaughan
  • Shape London
  • Technogym

Additional Partners

  • Aqua
  • CELIA
  • Lynn Mackie
  • Whitakers
  • Olivers Bakery
  • Plant Plan
  • Chapel Street
  • Bridgman
  • Leaflike