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The Well + The Mayflower Inn and Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection Partner to Innovate Destination Wellness

New York, NY (December 1, 2020) – Leading NYC-based wellness brand THE WELL and the renowned Auberge Resorts Collection hospitality group’s Mayflower Inn & Spa today announce THE WELL at Mayflower Inn. Opening on December 8, 2020, THE WELL at Mayflower Inn will combine best-in-class wellness with best-in-class hospitality to create a 20,000-square-foot countryside wellness escape for both locals and guests alike. The new wellness retreat marks the second location and first ever hospitality partnership for THE WELL, and comes at a time when people need it most.

Located two hours from both New York City and Boston in the idyllic town of Washington, Connecticut, THE WELL at Mayflower Inn will offer an integrated holistic experience with a suite of medical and health coaching services, along with custom spa treatments, a rotation of “Visiting Masters” across eastern and western healing practices, curated weekly programming, daily movement and fitness classes and a calendar of seasonal retreats. Innovative wellness products developed by THE WELL’s expert team of practitioners, which is led by Chief Medical Officer and renowned Functional Medicine Doctor, Frank Lipman, M.D., will be used in services, offered in retail and integrated into the in room experience.

“Wellness has always been an intrinsic part of the Auberge guest experience, but today, it is more important than ever,” said Craig Reid, president & chief executive officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “Through this partnership with THE WELL at Mayflower Inn, we will bring a new level of holistic health and wellness to the northeast and provide our guests with access to the most innovative wellness treatments, products, practitioners and experiences in a setting that is deeply restorative.”

East-Meets-West Treatments & Services

Offering services ranging from acupuncture and craniosacral therapy to energy healing and stretching, THE WELL at Mayflower Inn will debut with custom spa treatments designed for the location, with a focus on the health of the lymphatic system which is central to immune health. The signature treatment, Full-Body Reboot, is a results-oriented full-body lymphatic treatment which incorporates ingredients indigenous to Connecticut. Harnessing the healing power of nature in an outdoor experience, Forest Craniosacral provides tools to soothe the five senses and disconnect from the stress of modern life. THE WELL will also launch its groundbreaking SkinHealth program at Mayflower Inn & Spa, in partnership with Biologique Recherche.

“We are pioneering a new way to care for your health” said Kane Sarhan, co-founder and chief creative officer of THE WELL. “Partnering with Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection is an exciting next step for us as we work together to innovate destination wellness. We want guests to feel fully transported and empower them to take greater agency over their health and also have support after they leave us to continue their wellness journey.”

Weekly Programming, Wellness Packages and Retreats

Weekly programming led by THE WELL will include a variety of interactive experiences including daytime and nighttime forest bathing, dharma talks, chef series and gong baths. THE WELL will also offer one to three-day wellness programs and packages, and seven to fifteen-day destination retreat experiences. The first wellness experience, Release & Reset 2020, allows guests to create their own itinerary for a 3+ night stay for a completely custom holistic mind-body reset to start 2021.

A State-of-the-Art Wellness Destination

Undergoing a refresh led by THE WELL, the 20,000-square-foot wellness destination now features new state-of-the-art amenities, including an infrared sauna and cryotherapy chamber. Key areas of the renowned spa have also been reimagined. The new Pool House features a greenhouse style all-season pool, a traditional hammam with light therapy and aromatherapy and a new Biophilic Thermal Pool, which welcomes guests into a thermal bath surrounded by 400 plants that purify the air and encourage a feeling of calm. The new retail space is a complete curation of wellness products — from skincare and self-care to supplements and clothing.

Additional features and amenities include eight stunning treatment rooms, a stunning relaxation room, two steam rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, shower and locker room amenities by clean beauty pioneer Beautycounter and a nail studio in partnership with sundays, a wellness nail care brand that will offer non-toxic products and mindful nail services. Around the property, guests can enjoy the outdoor yoga and meditation garden in addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, a tennis court and hiking trails.

Every guest will receive a Wellness Download from THE WELL, which will be used to build customized treatment plans and experiences based on guests’ unique concerns and goals. THE WELL will also extend support beyond one’s stay, allowing guests to continue programs, schedule visits with practitioners, and participate in classes from anywhere through THE WELL online platform.

“Welcoming THE WELL to Mayflower Inn & Spa is the finishing touch on what has been a dramatic transformation for the Inn this year,” said Israel Benyair, general manager, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection. “Each component of the spaces, services and offerings has been thoughtfully considered to reflect the peaceful respite of Mayflower Inn & Spa, inviting guests to find their bliss in their own unique way.”

The launch of THE WELL completes Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection’s property-widy transformation. In October 2020, the 35-room Inn unveiled a full redesign led by New York-based interior designer Celerie Kembele.


THE WELL is pioneering a new way to care for your health. Drawing from both Eastern and Western medicine, we bring together doctors and healers to collaborate and create best-in-class spaces, products and content that help you feel the best you can. At THE WELL, your health is integrated, proactive and personalized. For more information: