Taking a vacation often means breaking wellness routines and healthy habits in exchange for indulgence and relaxation. But this fall, in a first-of-its kind partnership with cult-favorite meal kit delivery service Sakara and sweat studio The Works, boutique hotel Zero George is proving wellness doesn’t have to end at check-in. Zero George, named one of the best hotels in Charleston by Travel + Leisure readers in 2019, launched its “Holy City Detox” on Nov. 1, allowing guests to enjoy individual and group fitness classes, dinner for two at acclaimed tasting menu concept Zero Restaurant + Bar, and a curated meal plan by the health experts at Sakara to ease back into routines post-vacation.
“We are always thinking about the ‘afterglow’ of vacation and how we can make a great last impression and continue the vacation glow,” Zero executive chef Vinson Petrillo told T+L. “We wanted to do a package that extended when guests get back home. In essence, you come to Zero George and have a completely indulgent culinary experience and then you get ‘on track’ with The Works and are already set up for success when you get home with Sakara. It alleviates the post-vacation blues and gives travelers something to look forward to when getting back.”
Sakara Life is a high-end nutrition and lifestyle platform, anchored in seeing food as medicine. This is its first partnership with a hotel.
The full package, with a minimum two-night stay, include a private session with Sarah Frick, founder of The Works; a pass for a drop-in class at The Works studio in downtown Charleston; a copy of the One Part Plant cookbook by Charleston author and wellness expert Jessica Murnane; three days of meals from organic meal plan company Sakara, delivered to your home address after your trip; and dinner for two with wine pairings at Zero Restaurant + Bar.
As much as this city loves food, its love of fitness is apparent with new studios popping up on every corner. Zero George tapped fitness veteran, Sarah Frick, who was on the ground of the boutique fitness movement in Charleston when it started 10 years ago.
“At The Works, we approach fitness with soul. You can get fitness on every corner in every major city, but what keeps people coming and connected is the heart work,” said Frick. The owner of the Works and a powerhouse working mom, Frick’s passion for impacting lives and creating a place focused on shaping both hearts and bodies is evident within the first five minutes of class. Classes including hot vinyasa yoga, HIIT, and flow, all served up with a side of humor and heart-pumping music that will put your mind at ease when you go back for a second helping of those fried ribs.
Frick says her hope for this partnership is to inspire people to stay active and present for themselves and their health even while they are on vacation. Frick is also a Sakara ambassador, which brings the partnership full circle.
Zero George is a luxury lovers dream packaged up in country charm. A carriage house with wrap around porches and a brightly colored line of vintage bikes at guests disposal, the heart of the property is undeniably the kitchen. With award winning onsite restaurant, Zero Restaurant + Bar, food is a central part of the Zero George experience. Guests are encouraged to try Chef Vinson Petrillo’s 7-course tasting menu during their stay where they experience the best in puts the focus on hyper-seasonal fare. Each dish is at least 25% local ingredients sourced right in Charleston. This partnership is a reflection of Zero George’s dedication to providing lasting, memorable experiences for their guests during their stay and beyond.
Zero George boasts 16 suites and four different types of rooms, all complete with frette linens and Malin + Goetz products. Culinary amenities included in your stay include a Eurpoean continental breakfast, evening wine and cheese pairing, glass of bubbly upon arrival, turn down treats, and more.
The price for the “Holy City Detox” package start just under $1,400, which includes a two-night stay in a Veranda Queen room and can increase depending on your room choice and preferred time of year to travel.
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