We talk to Inhabit Hotels' new head of wellbeing, Jessica Roberts

The recent appointee discusses growth, investment and the wellness trends shaping the brand's offering


By Wendy Golledge

24 May 2023

Jessica Roberts has joined Inhabit Hotels as head of wellbeing. With more than eight years’ experience in the yoga and wellbeing sectors in the UK, Nepal and Sri Lanka, she brings knowledge, connections and creativity to the Inhabit wellbeing team.

Previously events manager at Triyoga, Roberts will lead the curation of Inhabit’s daily wellbeing offering.

She has introduced reiki to the Inhale at Inhabit treatment menu, and crafted three new treatment journeys – Calming, Awakening and Balancing – at Queen’s Gardens.

These journeys are paired with in-room touch points such as herbal teas, pulse point oils or sleep-inducing balms from skincare partner Gaia, and wellness shots by the social enterprise, Social Supermarket.

Roberts has more than eight years of experience working in the yoga and wellbeing sectors

Inhale at Inhabit offers hatha, vinyasa flow, kundalini and yin yoga, sound healing therapy and meditation classes in the studio at Queen’s Gardens.

Roberts will also be working with guest experts and teachers to curate a series of regular workshops, lectures and events, focused on helping guests recharge, invigorate, connect and learn.

European Spa spoke exclusively to Jessica Roberts about her plans for the brand’s wellness offer.

What are Inhabit’s wellness growth and investment plans over the next two years?

“Our flagship property, Inhabit Southwick Street, has recently become a B Corp certified hotel, so we will be building upon this achievement and developing the wellbeing offering at both sites in a responsible, community-minded way.

“The expanded wellbeing facilities at our newest hotel, Inhabit Queen’s Gardens, have been open for a year now and there’s lots of scope to work with inspiring experts from around the globe to offer our guests new experiences.”

Inhale at Inhabit
Inhabit Queen’s Gardens offers 159 bedrooms and a subterranean wellness centre called Inhabit at Inhale

Where do you see wellness shifting in the next 12 months?

“Over the last few years, personal wellbeing has become more commonplace in everyday conversations, and an integral part of creating a healthy relationship between physical and mental health.


This has meant that, regardless of the medium used to harness this relationship – yoga, meditation or mindfulness for example – the intention behind it remains constant.


“Having practiced yoga myself for the past eight years, I think yoga is something timeless that will be impacting wellness for years to come.”

What spa and wellness trends will Inhabit be focusing on?

“I am delighted to have joined Inhabit Hotels at such an exciting time for the brand. We will be continuing our work with Gaia to introduce new and innovative treatment styles, the latest of which incorporates different offerings within one treatment and includes complimentary amenities in the guest rooms.

“We will also be introducing a variety of different speakers and practitioners to both hotels to offer guests new knowledge and tools about wellness and self-care.

“I’m looking forward to building on our offering and supporting our guests and local community to feel healthy, rested and revitalised when they walk through our doors.”

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