Lit Bit: Deepak Chopra Wellness Retreats Mark 100th Anniversary of The Spencer

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The Spencer, a literary-themed hotel and spa nestled in the heart of the Chautauqua Institution, is in its 100th year of continuous operation.

To celebrate, The Spencer offers an exciting program of health and wellness retreats by certified Deepak Chopra Center instructors.

Primordial sound meditation, Yoga, and Healthy Life Styles are a few of the services offered to guests to help them relax, refresh and renew.

For the literary buff looking to release the words from within, professional, award-winning instructors are offering three to five day workshops tailored to everyone’s lifestyle. 

The Spencer’s spa offers a variety of invigorating, anti-aging treatments. The Signature Spencer Grape Country massage with essential oils of grape seed and lavender, as well as the Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and body wraps are designed to reduce stress and to complete your wellness experience. Guests will learn to grow younger with guided healthy food instruction. The Spencer’s spa services now include a sauna, relaxation room, and outdoor massages.   

The 24 guest rooms celebrate the life and work of history’s most revered authors-from John Keats to Beatrice Potter; from Charles Dickens to Agatha Christie.  Each room in this unique hotel pays homage to a renowned author. This is another reason people are making The Spencer Hotel not only a place to stay but also a destination in itself.

The Spencer Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of the illustrious Chautauqua Institution, the historic community renowned as a center for the performing and literary arts, and the discussion of the most important social and political issues of our time.

Whether guest are seeking a literary getaway, health and wellness retreat featuring certified Deepak Chopra Center instructors, or spa pampering, all are possible at The Spencer Hotel & Spa.

To learn more about The Spencer-the nation’s only literary-themed boutique hotel-visit While you’re there make your reservations online or call The Spencer Hotel at 1-800-398-1306. Be sure to ask about The Spencer’s Deepak Chopra wellness retreats, spa packages, and writing workshops and literary getaways.


Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent

Eric’s column, Lit Bit, is published every Wednesday to Gather Essentials: Books.  Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.

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