HPA Magazine 14
Health Tourism has grown significantly and for different reasons. Portugal given its innate potential, joined in this phenomenon in a structured and systematized way: exceptional climate, diversity and cultural wealth, coastal region, beaches and fantastic gastronomy, to which other equally decisive factors are added: security, hospitality and the competence of its professionals.
In this global framework, the Algarve has an historical past, to which the Hospital Particular do Algarve has been linked since 1996. In fact, the HPA Health Group has been involved in this core business since its foundation and was the first private health group to provide medical care in a Medical Tourism context to foreign patients and with equally international technical staff.
HPA Health Group in partnership with Longevity Wellness Worldwide decided to venture on its first unique differentiated project combing hospitality with health and wellness, the Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel in Alvor. It was only natural for this hotel to position itself in this path. Longevity Wellness Worldwide, a hotel management company with a core specialisation in Health & Wellness, offers worldwide caliber solutions in health and wellbeing, combined with a genuine portuguese hospitality. The Longevity brand was internationally awarded by World Travel Awards, by Seven Star Luxury Awards as the Best Medical SPA in the world, and also by the prestigious Tatler Awards as the “Most Life Changing SPA” in the world. Also referred by Traveller, from Conde Nast Group, as a Leading Medical SPA in the world, the Longevity brand has been achieving international recognition and success in a consistent way.
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The Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel project was born through a shared vision between HPA Group and Longevity Wellness Worldwide, in the creation of a world class hotel, totally focused in health and wellness, with a SPA ambience, with a highly professional team passionate for excellency of service, with state of the art technology and a depth and breadth of services capable of serving a worldwide growing number of people who, either healthy or with dysfunctions or in a pre-disease status, search for high impact and integrated solutions to repair, regenerate and promote their health status, wellbeing and beauty boosting vitality, self-confidence and quality of life.
The Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel combines health and hospitality with the comfort only a hotel can muster. It provides hospitality as a five-star boutique hotel (for adults 16 and up only) combining convenience, quality and superior distinction. It consists of 70 accommodation units (of which 10 are suites, some with approximately 100m2) and 3 food and beverage outlets: the Pure Cafe by Longevity on the rooftop, with a fantastic view of the Alvor bay, the Mediterrânico by Longevity restaurant and the Chill Out & Relax Tea Lounge, both on the main floor. In line with the Longevity brand philosophy, all food and beverage options are healthy, fresh, delicious and colourful. It provides health and wellness because it offers unique services and programs with solutions for relaxation, revitalization and health regeneration, balance of body and mind, a holistic concept, focused on disease prevention and the maintenance of health and well-being. In fact, health and well-being is the heart of the Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel, with a 2,000m2 SPA, fitness, wellness and medical area.
The differentiating concept implemented involves embracing a strong pillar of the Longevity Wellness Worldwide essence which is disease prevention and health regeneration, through differentiated diagnostics, comprehensive detoxification, purification and de-acidification solutions of the body and anti-aging medicine, among others. A wide range of complementary diagnostic and treatment solutions are available, in a hospital environment (Alvor Hospital) which includes complete check-ups, specialty consultations, sports rehabilitation and ambulatory, plastic or conventional surgeries in a Medical Tourism perspective.
Today’s lifestyle associated with - stress, insufficient sleep, unbalanced diet, pollution, lack of exercise, among others - precipitate premature aging, due to disturbances in the normal functions of the cells. This imbalance results mainly in inflammation and oxidation of the cells, increased free radicals, cell metabolic disorders, toxins and fatty acids, gastrointestinal disorders, and a weakened immune system, among other consequences. In other words, this set of dysfunctions and chronic inflammation manifest themselves in the most prevalent current diseases, which we all know and are at risk of experiencing if we do not alter our behavior: arteriosclerosis, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, kidney failure, hormonal imbalances, dementia or cancer.
The formula for optimal cellular functioning, incorporates a sufficient supply of oxygen, essential nutrients and the efficient elimination of toxins by the organs responsible for this function (liver, kidney, colon, lungs, lymph glands and skin), which constitute the basis of cellular medicine and constitute the Longevity anti-aging solutions.
This concept is based on Preventive, Personalized, Holistic, Integrative and Regenerative Medicine, based on the principle that it is essential to consult the doctor when we are in good health, to prevent imbalances early, rather than focusing on treating diseases, often severe, chronic and irreversible. The Longevity Method promotes a deep understanding of the causes of imbalances, individualized strategies focused on the improvement of health and well-being. By choosing this approach, we move from a reactive to a proactive attitude towards our most precious asset: Health!
Whether guests are on a holiday basis only or have included with their holiday a structured health and wellness program, the following facilities are available complimentary: indoor detox sensation pool, heated indoor dynamic relaxation pool, sensation showers, Turkish bath and differentiated sauna, footbath, ice fountain, Epsom salt infusion room, gym, infinity rooftop pool and body & mind group sessions.
As far as services are concerned the Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel has developed a wide selection, structured on seven pillars: i) Monitoring, ii) Detox & Regeneration, iii) Nutrition & Supplements, iv) SPA, Relaxation & Pampering, v) Fitness, Sports and Pain Medicine, vi) Mental & Energetic Rebalancing and vii) Aesthetics, Reshaping & Beauty, including, if necessary, plastic surgery in partnership with HPA Health Group. There is therefore a world of solutions for every customer and for different needs. Structured health and well-being programs can be of short duration, of medium duration or more intense specialized long-term programs. These programs cover themes such as Relaxation&SPA, Detox (light to intense), Weight Loss, Reshaping, Stress, Energetic Rebalance, Beauty, Facial and Body Rejuvenation, Optimisation of Metabolism, Obesity, Diabetes, Cardio Health, Sleep and Women’s Health.
Also worth mentioning are some services and treatments, as is the case with different diagnostic check-ups (to find the root of the imbalance that the individual is experiencing and also early signs of diseases), advanced detoxification and regeneration therapies, non-invasive facial and body aesthetic rejuvenation solutions (advanced reshaping), weight loss therapy with cutting-edge technology, pain therapy and sports injury prevention and recovery treatments, among many others. Another option is cosmetic surgery, as well as small outpatient surgeries, with the post surgery recovery in the hotel with a healing environment, to solve the small problems that arise with lifestyle pressure and exogenous factors that we are subject to in modern life.
With the Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel project, the HPA Health Group offers a comprehensive program in promotion, prevention and health care, combining superior quality and distinction hospitality. In addition, this challenge will bring notoriety not only to the region of the Algarve, but also to the country in general, as it will put us on the global path of Health & Wellness Tourism by combining the best of both worlds: the best health and the best tourism solutions.
All information on the Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel in Alvor, including all programs, can be found on Hotel Longevity website: