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Ways to stay healthy from virus, fine dust

Swiss Grand Hotel offers a healthy meal, dubbed Colourful Sirtfood Salad bar, at its all-day dining restaurant Atrium. / Courtesy of Swiss Grand Hotel
Swiss Grand Hotel offers a healthy meal, dubbed Colourful Sirtfood Salad bar, at its all-day dining restaurant Atrium. / Courtesy of Swiss Grand Hotel

By Jun Ji-hye

An increasing number of people here have recently become more concerned about their health amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus that originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Environmental issues such as fine dust have also led the people to care more about health-related issues.

To help people boost their immune responses and stay health in the face of the virus, bacteria and fine dust, luxury hotels here are rushing to offer special promotions featuring healthy meals and health improvement programs.

The Swiss Grand Hotel, formerly the Grand Hilton Seoul, is offering a healthy meal, dubbed Colourful Sirtfood Salad bar, at its all-day restaurant Atrium.

The Colourful Sirtfood Salad Bar, which runs until Feb. 29, is presented with a menu that is full of polyphenols.

A moderate amount of polyphenols helps cells to grow, differentiate and kill bacteria and viruses, which help prevent disease.

The healthy ingredients prepared including kale, lemon, strawberry, apple, tangerine and walnut.

"It is a perfect lunch meal with fresh seafood, a variety of salads, pasta and detox juices as well," a Swiss Grand Hotel official said.

The promotion is available every day from 12 p.m. to 2:30 pm, costing 30,000 won ($25).

WE Hotel Jeju, operated by Jeju Halla Hospital, the resort island's largest general hospital, is running a Wellness Club Package that helps guests boost their immune responses.

WE Hotel Jeju offers a Wellness Club Package that helps guests boost their immune symptoms. / Courtesy of WE Hotel Jeju
WE Hotel Jeju offers a Wellness Club Package that helps guests boost their immune symptoms. / Courtesy of WE Hotel Jeju

The package includes a one-night stay in a superior room and a complimentary breakfast buffet for two people that offers two to three kinds of health foods made by the head chef of the hotel every day. The package also offers access to the clean natural bedrock water sauna, which is good for skin care.

Guests can choose one wellness program among six including mind therapy, aqua circuit, aqua floating and aqua bike.

The mind therapy program offers sound, light and color therapies. Sound therapy, also known as sound healing, helps improve the healing ability of cells throughout the body through sound waves sent by crystal singing bowls. Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment in which people are exposed to an artificial light source, while color therapy treats ailments through the use of color.

The Aqua circuit calls for guests to move around six pools including Micro Bubble Aqua, Dream Bath and Water Treatment in accordance with their body type to speed up their metabolism and improve skin elasticity.

Aqua floating takes place at a meditation pool in which guests can listen to music for mind and body rest. The pool maintains a constant temperature of 34 to 37 degrees Celsius, about the same as the fluid in the womb, to provide psychological comfort.

Aqua bike calls for guests to ride a bicycle in the water to maximize exercise effect.

Thr prices of Wellness Club Package begin at 210,000 won during weekdays, and 240,000 won on weekends.

"WE Hotel Jeju offers a variety of medical wellness programs using the island's volcanic bedrock water filled with natural mineral deposits, attracting those who are interested in beauty and health care," a WE Hotel Jeju official said.

The hotel has been selected by the state-run Korea Tourism Organization as one of the best wellness vacation spots for the third straight year.


Swiss Grand Hotel offers a healthy meal, dubbed Colourful Sirtfood Salad bar, at its all-day dining restaurant Atrium. / Courtesy of Swiss Grand Hotel
Swiss Grand Hotel offers a healthy meal, dubbed Colourful Sirtfood Salad bar, at its all-day dining restaurant Atrium. / Courtesy of Swiss Grand Hotel

By Jun Ji-hye

An increasing number of people here have recently become more concerned about their health amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus that originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Environmental issues such as fine dust have also led the people to care more about health-related issues.

To help people boost their immune responses and stay health in the face of the virus, bacteria and fine dust, luxury hotels here are rushing to offer special promotions featuring healthy meals and health improvement programs.

The Swiss Grand Hotel, formerly the Grand Hilton Seoul, is offering a healthy meal, dubbed Colourful Sirtfood Salad bar, at its all-day restaurant Atrium.

The Colourful Sirtfood Salad Bar, which runs until Feb. 29, is presented with a menu that is full of polyphenols.

A moderate amount of polyphenols helps cells to grow, differentiate and kill bacteria and viruses, which help prevent disease.

The healthy ingredients prepared including kale, lemon, strawberry, apple, tangerine and walnut.

"It is a perfect lunch meal with fresh seafood, a variety of salads, pasta and detox juices as well," a Swiss Grand Hotel official said.

The promotion is available every day from 12 p.m. to 2:30 pm, costing 30,000 won ($25).

WE Hotel Jeju, operated by Jeju Halla Hospital, the resort island's largest general hospital, is running a Wellness Club Package that helps guests boost their immune responses.

WE Hotel Jeju offers a Wellness Club Package that helps guests boost their immune symptoms. / Courtesy of WE Hotel Jeju
WE Hotel Jeju offers a Wellness Club Package that helps guests boost their immune symptoms. / Courtesy of WE Hotel Jeju

The package includes a one-night stay in a superior room and a complimentary breakfast buffet for two people that offers two to three kinds of health foods made by the head chef of the hotel every day. The package also offers access to the clean natural bedrock water sauna, which is good for skin care.

Guests can choose one wellness program among six including mind therapy, aqua circuit, aqua floating and aqua bike.

The mind therapy program offers sound, light and color therapies. Sound therapy, also known as sound healing, helps improve the healing ability of cells throughout the body through sound waves sent by crystal singing bowls. Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment in which people are exposed to an artificial light source, while color therapy treats ailments through the use of color.

The Aqua circuit calls for guests to move around six pools including Micro Bubble Aqua, Dream Bath and Water Treatment in accordance with their body type to speed up their metabolism and improve skin elasticity.

Aqua floating takes place at a meditation pool in which guests can listen to music for mind and body rest. The pool maintains a constant temperature of 34 to 37 degrees Celsius, about the same as the fluid in the womb, to provide psychological comfort.

Aqua bike calls for guests to ride a bicycle in the water to maximize exercise effect.

Thr prices of Wellness Club Package begin at 210,000 won during weekdays, and 240,000 won on weekends.

"WE Hotel Jeju offers a variety of medical wellness programs using the island's volcanic bedrock water filled with natural mineral deposits, attracting those who are interested in beauty and health care," a WE Hotel Jeju official said.

The hotel has been selected by the state-run Korea Tourism Organization as one of the best wellness vacation spots for the third straight year.


Jun Ji-hye jjh@koreatimes.co.kr


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