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Well Building Standards: Changing the Corporate Real Estate Industry


CoreNet Ohio Kentucky is delighted to be hosting a statewide programming event about Well Building Standards on September 6 at the Hilton Easton with industry thought leaders including:

Phil Williams, Executive Director, Project Delivery 

     DELOS Dave Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility -

 CBRE Professor Robert Simons - Cleveland State University

Bryon Sutherly, Leader, Workplace Strategies--Hixson Architecture, Engineering, Interiors

Our Chapter Blog will be featuring a series of articles to introduce you to Well Building Standards and illustrate why & how they are having such a huge impact for Corporate Occupiers, Service Providers and Landlords alike!



WELL believes that buildings should be developed with people’s health and wellness at the center of design.

The WELL Building Standard®, administered by the International WELL Building Institute® (IWBI), is an

evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that

impact health and well-being.

WELL is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings where

we spend more than 90 percent of our time, and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. WELL

Certified™ developments can help create a built environment that improves the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep

patterns, and performance of its occupants.

By placing people at the heart of design, construction, operations, and development decisions, we have the ability

to add meaningful value to real estate assets, generate savings in personnel costs, and enhance the occupant’s

health and well-being.

WELL features are categorized as either Preconditions—necessary for baseline WELL Certification, or

Optimizations—optional enhancements, which together determine the level of certification above baseline

certification. Certification levels include Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Delos, one of the pioneers of Wellness Real Estate, has even made a major splash amongst hoteliers.   They are expanding their Stay Well hotel room portfolio into a handful of Marriott International hotels. The company has now completed the installation of Stay Well rooms at six Marriott properties, including Charlotte Marriott City Center, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Richmond Marriott Short PumpResidence Inn Orlando Lake Nona, Courtyard Orlando Lake Nona and Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.

“The growing demand for healthy travel is rapidly increasing, and we have received a tremendous number of requests to open more Stay Well rooms since first debuting the product in Las Vegas,” said Delos Founder and CEO Paul Scialla. “Marriott is one of the most respected and prestigious hotel companies in the world, and we are thrilled to expand the Stay Well experience into their hotels to help meet their guests’ wellness needs. We look forward to a lasting partnership with the company.”

Delos’ Stay Well hotel rooms are the first of their kind to offer evidence-based health and wellness features in hotels to help travelers maintain their health and well-being while on the road. This new expansion of Stay Well across the southeastern United States with these properties marks a monumental step in the growth of the program.

“The Stay Well experience is changing the way we travel today. By infusing wellness into the built environment, Delos has pioneered a new movement, and Marriott will contribute to the outstanding success of Stay Well by offering individuals healthy travel solutions,” noted Dr. Deepak Chopra, founder of The Chopra Foundation and a Delos Advisory Board member. “As someone who is always on the road, I am thrilled to see these evidence-based wellness technologies introduced in hotels, one of the most important places for health and wellness.”

The new Stay Well rooms at Marriott incorporate a myriad of scientifically validated health and wellness technologies, features and services that help optimize guests’ health, vitality, happiness and well-being when traveling. From advanced air purification to dawn simulation, circadian rhythm lighting and a healthy mattress, the wellness features are specifically designed to allow rejuvenating sleep, deliver purified air, provide specially filtered water and protect guests against allergens and germs. Through the Stay Well Mobile App, guests of the new Marriott Stay Well rooms also enjoy exclusive access to an innovative jet lag tool, as well as sleep, nutrition and stress management programs developed by Cleveland Clinic.

“Now more than ever, health and wellness are a top priority in nearly every facet of our lives. The new Stay Well rooms make it feasible for business and leisure travelers alike to easily maintain their healthy lifestyles while away,” said Jim Connelly, Senior Vice President of Operations and Owner Services at Marriott International.

Delos launched its first Stay Well rooms at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in October 2012. Since then, the program has seen tremendous success, and Delos expanded the program to include a Stay Well Meetings program, which integrates features that are intended to provide positive health benefits and lead to increased productivity, collaboration and creativity among attendees.

The Stay Well rooms and suites at Marriott will be available for approximately $30 per night above prevailing rates. For guests who wish to extend their Stay Well experience beyond the hotel room, Delos has launched an online Stay Well Shop, which provides customers with an opportunity to purchase many of the health and wellness products available in the Stay Well rooms. To learn more about Stay Well or to book a room at one of their partnering hotels nationwide, visit


Don't miss the opportunity to see Phil Williams of Delos as a keynote panelist and presenter during our CoreNet Ohio Kentucky event on September 6th!