Discover the Wellineux Urban Retreat


Located within the heart of Melbourne (or created globally in a city near you), this one-day, inner-city urban retreat takes place in the penthouse of The Olsen Art Series Hotel, with captivating city skyline views providing an outward contrast to your moment to look within.

The experience

Located at the peak of Melbourne’s prestigious Chapel Street, The Olsen is not your ordinary hotel. With walls filled with the art of revered Australian artist Dr John Olsen, chandeliers adorning high ceilings and an in-hotel wellness spa and sanctuary, this is an environment that will inspire and mesmerise you.

Enter your penthouse Urban Retreat experience and the positive energy continues. Wellineux’s Affirmation Cards on mantles, notes of gratitude on coffee tables, candles decorated with thoughtful messages and the warmest of welcomes from the Wellineux team greet you as you enter the double doors.

Urban retreats: for the corporate and the individual

Wellineux will work closely with you to tailor your experience to the outcomes you hope to achieve.

The Corporate Urban Retreat

Whether you’re an executive looking to improve your leadership skills, or a working team invested in moving towards a state of peak performance, this day will provide you with:

  • The techniques to inspire creative thinking and innovation breakthrough
  • The courage and tact to broach courageous conversations
  • Increased emotional intelligence
  • The tools to foster resilience and emotional strength
  • Techniques to reduce stress, increase mental clarity and create space in times of overwhelm
  • The perspective to embrace and capitalise on the uniqueness of every individual within your team.

Did you know organisations that successfully implement wellbeing programs to support a happy and productive workplace can expect a significant return on investment? For every $1 spent, you can expect $2.30 gained. What a wonderfully impactful way to spend a team day.

The Personal Urban Retreat:

On a personal level, you might need some time to kick-start a new healthy lifestyle, to set intentions for your personal growth, or to create space away from the busy-ness of everyday life for self-discovery, to rediscover the “you” within.

Rooted in the teachings of positive psychology and mindfulness, the workshops in the Personal Retreat are aimed to help you find out more about yourself. The Personal Retreat will guide you to true connection with yourself and a precious moment of rejuvenation and calm.

Rediscover the energy and vitality that flows through you and refill your bucket, with the convenience (and affordability) of not needing to jet off to a tropical location.

Whether you are a corporate body or an individual, your Urban Retreat experience starts with:

  • Morning yoga or stretching
  • Mindfulness and meditation techniques
  • Discovery and creativity workshops
  • Nourishing wholefoods, refreshments and snacks
  • A packed wellness box that will further support you on your unique wellness journey
  • Plus your choice of any of the spa and wellbeing options to follow

The treatments

Massage, kinesiology, acupuncture, reiki, chiropractors, nutritionists, naturopaths and personal or professional mentoring sessions are all on the wellbeing menu, as Wellineux calls upon its team of experts to customise the Urban Retreat experience unique to you.

On a personal level, this is your opportunity to explore a modality that may be foreign to you. Perhaps you’d like to work with a nutritionist on your nutrition goals? Or work with a chiropractor on a niggling injury that has been bothering you.

On a professional level, whether you are a local or on an international or interstate business trip, this is your moment to consult with a mentor that will push your career to the next level. (If you do develop a meaningful relationship with that mentor, they are available to you via Skype or in person into the future.) That said, you might also like to take a mindful moment with a massage, to reset and refocus before the meetings ahead.

The food

Dine on a healthy and plentiful banquet of gluten-free and refined-sugar-free meals, snacks and refreshments throughout the day — all created by Wellineux’s in-house wholefoods catering company. Indulge on food that will nourish and energise you from the inside-out and will leave you feeling amazing. Food intolerances are catered for.

Rainbow quinoa, avocado and beet salad, creamy green smoothies with apple and mint, raw peppermint cream slice … yes please! And that’s just the beginning.

How to get there

The Olsen is easily accessible via tram (via Chapel Street), train (via Toorak Road) and car (or perhaps a helicopter via the heli pad if you’re feeling extra VIP!). Underground in-hotel parking is available as well as parking on street.

Optional extra

If you choose the optional overnight stay with colleagues or friends, you are in for a treat. The Art Series signature bedding, late-night bar and restaurant, gas open fireplace, room service, outdoor sunlounge and outdoor spa await. On top of all that, the sunset view from the penthouse is truly something else.

Things to remember

Please ensure you let the team at Wellineux know whether you would like to attend a personal or a corporate Urban retreat, so they can best tailor the outcomes unique to your needs.

For those who are travelling internationally or interstate, or for those who’d simply like the Urban retreat experience to not end (where was that spa?) or would like to experience Chapel Street by night, you are welcome stay overnight with Wellineux’s special discounted rate. Please contact Wellineux before making an overnight booking.

To book

View the upcoming Urban Retreat schedule on our event page here. The next 2017 Urban Retreat (limited to 12 guests) is scheduled for Sunday 5 November.

For a Corporate Retreat experience or gift vouchers, please get in touch with us directly via

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