Wellness Watch

  • Long Island’s Premier Beauty & Wellness Destination

    Dr. Eunice Park – a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon, is soon to open her flagship aesthetic center — AIREM Modern Beauty Rituals in Syosset, NY offering comprehensive beauty and wellness services from medical-grade facials to injectables and plastic surgery. A special group treatment room called The Retreat will incorporate tea rituals with beauty treatments and can serve as an intimate gathering place to celebrate special occasions from a beauty bar and bridal events, even a master tea ritual. Image of AIREM facade




    No sooner had we started construction when the COVID lockdown hit, prompting the question: how can we re-design for a hyper-hygienic environment while preserving our initial intent for a “warm-cozy guest experience?”


  • How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep — Sleep Hygiene

    In this age of pandemic, emotions run high — worry, fear, anger, confusion, sadness, despair and depression. It is no wonder that we are all losing sleep, and yet, sleep is critical to our mental and physical health. It is during sleep, when our bodies recharge themselves and repair our crucial immune systems. 
    Robert D. Henry Bedroom designed to encourage good sleep
    In the best of times, 1 in 4 adults have sleep issues. During the covid-crisis, that all-important sleep may be in even shorter supply. Below are some of my tips for preparing and getting a better night’s sleep, derived from 20 years of pioneering “wellness design.”

  • Harlem’s Hyatt House (HHH)

    To watch the video from the Top Hotel presentation click here

    Hyatt HouseFront Prespective
    The new ground-up Harlem Hyatt House, designed in collaboration with WOCA, will be a 175 key hotel located in Manhattanville on the west side of Harlem at 128th Street and Convent Avenue. Our aspirational design welcomes guests into a 3-story ‘hanging garden’ atrium, along with a rear-yard garden cafe, both of which contribute to the “greening” of Harlem. An alleyway with rotating public art, connects the street to the Cafe and also provides access to a 2nd-floor “community space” and a unique rooftop speak-easy lounge with views of the surrounding neighborhood.

  • POP Spa and Lounge for the Vida Hotel in Dubai

    Emaar Group approached us about designing a new Spa and Lounge for their Vida Hotel in downtown Dubai. Basically, they want to refresh some of the amenities in this iconic Dubai hotel; they also want to attract the next gen-X, Y and Z culture as guests with our “wellness” design.


    On September 16, 2019 Robert D. Henry and Daniella Russell made a presentation to attendees of the Top Hotel World Conference in Dubai. The presentation was about the POP Spa and Lounge project design for the Vida Hotel. The presentation was not only well received, but was given innovation kudos by the hoteliers, developers, and design aficionados in attendance.


    Dubai craves innovation, so this new Spa and Lounge design certainly fits the bill.


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    Located within the Vida Hotel in downtown Dubai, POP provides a “quick fix” experience that leaves young guests happy and regenerated. POP celebrates the local community combined with an understanding of what the ‘X,Y & Z-generation’ is looking for.


    The interior environment for POP Spa & Lounge not only looks good, but smells and tastes good as well. Guests can ‘bliss out’ at the POP spa and renew body and soul at the POP lounge. 

    Henry Pop


    Bio-centric systems integrate the latest wellness technology including circadian lighting that renews guests’ energy. Pure filtered water in every treatment and elixir promotes healthy skin. Zero volatile organic compounds allow guests to breathe easy. The Spa and Lounge are designed with renewable and recycled materials that create a healthy environment and ensure a sustainable future.


  • Why TRI at 63?

    See our triathlon video for highlights…. click here


    Bob Henry at Sprint Triathlon July 2019

    Why attempt a sprint triathlon at age 63? It’s the cross training that keeps you physically fit and mentally alert. Being in the wellness industry, I want to walk the talk. Research has proven that strenuous exercise is a combatant to early Alzheimer’s disease. 

    The Central Park Tri. is a three-part race that takes place in Central Park. It begins with a quarter mile swim in Lasker Pool; next, racers transition to their bikes for 2 loops around the park – 12.4 miles; then, racers finish with a 5K (3.1 mile) run. This year, I finished 4th in my division: males 60-64. Put it on your bucket list or join me next year and give Alzheimer’s a “rain-check.”