11 Empowering Hotels For The Gal Boss Looking To Recharge

11 Empowering Hotels

For The Gal Boss Looking To Recharge

Looking to GTF out of town? There’s some amazing hotels around the globe perfect for welcoming the badass girl boss who just needs a touch of time off before she goes back to taking over the world.

Whether it’s action and adventure, or just loitering by the pool, these are spots that will make you recharge and feel good inside and out — just so you can go back to taking over the world.

Only You Atocha

At Only You: Atocha in Madrid, Spain, you have all the amazing wine and tapas and shopping that Madrid has to offer. But Only You, a boutique hotel steps from the Atocha train station, also presents a fun running club option for the galboss to stay in shape, an in-house spa, and a lobby perfect for writing your next great work.

French Leave Resort

Situated on the tranquil, Caribbean island of Eleuthera, French Leave Resort is the ideal tropical hideaway for the ladies seeking a quiet escape away from life’s daily hustle and bustle. Travelers can feel comfortable with the privacy of the island while overlooking one of the most beautiful pink sand beaches and picturesque harbors in the world. Guests are pampered with special treats throughout the day, including house-made tropical popsicles, cool mint-oil hand and neck towels, Bahamian lemonade and morning yoga before the day heats up. Promising true Bahamian hospitality for the gals seeking a stress-free getaway in paradise, guests can get everything from in-room refreshments, including local craft beers and wines, signature cocktail recipe & ingredients to pre-ordering lunch for the beach from the in-room iPad.

Club Getaway

Because even as adults, we’re still kids on the inside: At Club Getaway day camp for adults in CT,  you can take team-building to new heights at Club Getaway by bringing your gal-pals up for a weekend stay that includes zip-lining, a Geronimo drop and trapeze for beginners among jammed packed days full of activities to choose from.  You can bunk up in a cabin for four or a single for privacy to rewind at the end of the day.  The 320 acre camp offers all inclusive packages so you can leave your wallet at home and disconnect for a weekend in the woods.

W Fort Lauderdale

W Fort Lauderdale works to instill woman empowerment and be a hot spot for female getaways. A recent example of women empowerment offerings is the hotel’s first-ever “What She Said” speaker series, which served as a fashion-geared platform for locally known women to inspire and motivate the next generation of powerful females. Aside from the ongoing happenings, the chic W Fort Lauderdale beach resort, situated on an exclusive stretch of South Florida’s sugar-sand coastline, has the essentials for the ultimate solo vacation (minus the madness of Miami), from free daily butt-busting beach boot camp & sunrise yoga to late-night food deliveries from the hotel’s Whenever/Whatever service that provides round-the-clock attention for anything you need, and much more.

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa

Nestled on the hill of an expansive two-mile estate overlooking the mountainous Serchio Valley, about an hour outside of Florence and Pisa, Renaissance Tuscany has everything you need to unwind – think private cooking classes with resort chef (you’ll even get to hand-pick ingredients at the local market with him beforehand), wine tasting with a local sommelier, relaxing at the property’s spa, or exploring authentic surrounding medieval villages.

JW Marriott Cancun

The JW Marriott Cancun is so great for the galboss, it even boasts a Girls Just Wanna Have Sun package.  This one is the ultimate girls’ getaway — Cancun beach retreat style. We’re all about the sprawling infinity pool, a massive Mayan-inspired spa, beachfront Bali daybeds (equipped with margaritas and fresh guac) — but take time out for a day trip to Isla Mujeres (The Island of Women!). It’s a no-brainer for the galboss!


With its 35 beautiful cove-like beaches and friendly locals, Curaçao is an easy and stress-free destination in the Southern Dutch Caribbean, ideal for a Galboss getaway. After exploring colorful Willemstad – a UNESCO heritage site – gals can head to the Den Paradera Herb Garden where local herbalist and entrepreneur Deenah Veris uses natural remedies to cure any ailments, followed by a trip to Serena’s Art Factory where Serena Janet Israel, a former Miss Curaçao created her signature ChiChi dolls as a tribute to big sisters everywhere who bind a family together.

Barnsley Resort

How about a shooting and spa package offering a perfect pairing of adventure and relaxation? With the two-night Syren Shooting & Spa Package at Barnsley Resort in Georgia, guests receive a shooting lesson at the clays course at SpringBank Sporting Club, including 50 targets per person and rental of the Syren shotgun, designed specifically for women by the experts at Caesar Guerini and Fabarm. After the shoot, relax with a $100 spa credit per person for The Spa at Barnsley Resort.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

 Carillon Miami Wellness Resort  is also perfect spot for women to escape to recharge and get much needed does of bad-assery! Carillon Miami Wellness Resort not only has one of Florida’s most expansive spas, including Miami’s only Igloo (and man is it refreshing), but also has a 35,000 square foot fitness center that offers 250+ classes a week.  Want to try something new to conquer? Gal boss’s can climb and conquer the in-door rock climbing wall and then decompress with yoga or get recentered with acupuncture.  You can even feng shui your life at Carillon as well as learn to eliminate negative feelings and allow in more harmony, peace, self-love and acceptance via guided meditation.

Acme Hotel

ACME Hotel in Chicago  has a rock and roll vibe, with a  lipstick print nightlight embedded in the bathroom mirror, in-room Amazon Echoes as a personal concierge, Morning Joe delivery to your room and knock-and-drop baked goods from West Town Bakery where they deliver the food with a knock at the door, no need to fumble for tip money or rush to wrap a towel precariously around you. They also have a ton of tech for the boss on the go with PC compatible hook-ups, super fast Wi-Fi, hotspots and Apple watches for rent and even Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin wireless audio systems for rocking out. Plus, Chicago’s a great city for the gal boss, with awesome museums, art, world-class spas, live music of all varieties, restaurants and is incredibly walkable.

Casa Palopo

Behind every successful woman is an empowering female-inspiring destination waiting to be explored. In this case, Casa Palopo is the perfect go-to escape for the gal boss open to meeting equally entrepreneurship minded women of different cultures. The hotel just launched a partnership with Wakami, a lifestyle brand that retails accessories handcrafted by women in rural villages of Guatemala to create income-generating opportunities for them and their families. The hotel offers tours to two Lake Atitlan villages – Tzununa and Patulul – where guests  will interact with the artisan women, learn about their craft and create their own jewelry in order to fully appreciate this intricate art-form, while also immersing themselves in Guatemala’s indigenous culture.

Aly Walansky

Aly Walansky is a freelance lifestyles writer based in New York City, who contributes regularly to iVillage, SheKnows.com, xoJane, Huffington Post, and The Fashion Spot as well as many other print and web outlets.

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