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IHG Hotels & Resorts partners with Enneagram Expert to introduce Enneagram Vacations

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The trending personality quiz outlines nine distinct personality types, and IHG has matched each type with their perfect destination – creating a personalized experience for all travelers this summer.

In an age marked by personal exploration and self-discovery, people have embraced a new fascination: personality tests. One of which, the Enneagram, has captivated many. IHG Hotels & Resorts has tapped Ashton Whitmoyer-Ober (@enneagramashton), a community psychologist and certified Enneagram coach, to help curate custom vacation destinations for every enneagram type. “Understanding your motivations and unique way of seeing the world can be a great way to start building your dream travel itinerary. The Enneagram framework shows just how much motivations can impact preferences. The destinations I’ve curated with IHG for each Enneagram type is another way travelers can enjoy life and live authentically – whether they are looking for something adventurous or more low-key; surrounded by family or solo.” Alongside IHG, Ashton leveraged her expertise on personality types to identify a personalized destination that makes sure you make the most of your trip.

Type 1 – The Perfectionist
Type ONEs are highly responsible achievers, which is why taking time for some R&R is much needed. When thinking about how to use their paid time off (PTO), ONEs pursue quality over quantity. They would rather plan one picture perfect trip than a few half-baked ONEs. ONEs are willing to put in the work and research to find the best-of-the-best experiences and make the most of their vacation.

ONEs would thrive in a city like Kyoto, Japan. Enveloped in luxury, Six Senses Kyoto is a great escape for type ONEs who are looking for something calm yet enriching. The hotel offers guided tours of local temples and landmarks throughout the city, walks through iconic Zen gardens, and workshops teaching traditional Japanese calligraphy and Furoshiki-traditional wrapping and packaging. Six Senses Kyoto also offers a world class spa and an indoor pool for relaxing and enjoying downtime.

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Type 2 – The Helper
Type TWOs value relationships and family bonding; for these types, it’s about the people they travel with, not the destination. TWOs are natural helpers who want to solve every problem. Because of their generosity, they can often lose sight of what they desire, doing what appeases the group – but TWOs need love too! A trip full of relaxation and the ones they love around them would be a perfect fit.

A group trip to Staybridge Suites Cannes Centre in Cannes, France provides the balance that TWOs need. Lounging on beautiful beaches, shopping on Rue d’Antibes, exploring the old town of Le Suquet, and enjoying exquisite dining along the waterfront is a treat that will keep TWOs in a state of relaxation. Staybridge Suites Cannes Centre offers spacious rooms to enjoy with a small group of friends, and a full kitchen for those who prefer to stay in and relax together.

Type 3 – The Achiever
Type THREEs are confident, enthusiastic, focused and inspiring. They love being in-the-know and finding all the best spots in town. The ideal vacation for a THREE is action-packed, full of sightseeing and adventure.

New York City is the perfect spot to visit for a THREE. Check into Kimpton Hotel Eventi, located in Manhattan’s ultra chic Chelsea neighborhood. Hotel Eventi offers a cutting-edge design-centric escape, complete with two restaurants led by an award-winning chef, two buzzing new bars and one stunning lobby that’s more like an eclectic-chic living room. THREE’s will love the convenience of having all of the city’s hottest spots within walking distance of their hotel.

Type 4 – The Individualist
Type FOURs are very aesthetic and thrive off creativity. FOURs use vacation as an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world, get away from life’s routine and live authentically. They are also very visual and drawn to naturally beautiful places, using magazines and social media to draw inspiration for their next off-the-beaten-path adventure.

Hotel Indigo Galapagos in the Galápagos Islands would be a dream for any FOURs looking for a visually-stimulating escape. Located on San Cristóbal Island in the “Enchanted Islands” of the Galapagos, this intimate and modern hotel is a refuge of tranquility, luxury, and natural beauty. From its beautiful clear blue water views, textured décor and vibrant spaces, Hotel Indigo Galapagos immerses and connects FOURs to the spirit of its magical island.

Type 5 – The Investigator
Type FIVEs are intelligent, curious and perceptive, always looking to gain more knowledge. They tend to be more introverted, preferring solo travel so they can see and do everything they want, but on their own terms. FIVEs relax through reading, visiting museums, or trying new things.

FIVEs would settle in nicely at voco Oxford Thames. Located in the renowned academic city of Oxford, the hotel has history dating back to the Middle Ages and the Knights Templar. It’s warm and inviting ambiance invites guests to come in and relax – cozy up and enjoy a book in their room or get some fresh air strolling around the manicured gardens. FIVEs can spend the day wandering through the city and reading up on the rich history of Oxford.

Type 6 – The Loyalist
Type SIXes are known for being loyal, dependable, and great problem solvers. SIXes are prone to experiencing anxiety, which only intensifies if they face the unexpected. When it comes to travel, they are always prepared ahead of time, so they know exactly what to expect.

SIXes need reassurance that everything will go smoothly, and one thing they can count on is a luxurious experience at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa in the Fiji Islands. SIXes can comfortably escape all their responsibilities while the hotel handles everything they need. Whether spending a day at the spa or lounging by the pool, or enjoying quality restaurants on site – everything you need is at your fingertips.

Type 7 – The Enthusiast
Type SEVENs are known for their positive attitude and excitement for life. SEVENs make great travelers because of their desire to explore everything and experience new adventures. Their ideal vacation is full of activities, sightseeing and meeting new people. They also prefer to stay a long time in one place so they can acclimate and accomplish everything there is to do – leaving no stone unturned.

Miami is perfect for outgoing SEVENs. Visit Atwell Suites Miami Brickell located in the heart of Miami’s arts district. Explore the area throughout the day, then come back and enjoy the hotel’s rooftop pool, wine bar with small plates and cozy shared spaces for guests who want to get to know each other.

Type 8 – The Challenger
Type EIGHTs are energized and resourceful. They see a vacation as an opportunity to experience life to the fullest. EIGHTs want to see and do everything, leaving a trip feeling exhausted but fulfilled. Type EIGHTs want to leave their mark on the world, which usually means they want their vacation to serve a bigger purpose. That could be anything from building relationships with loved ones or doing an activity with a positive impact on the world.

EIGHTs will love exploring natural wonders, to leave feeling more grounded and in touch with the world, with a road trip out west to visit Cody, Wyoming. Holiday Inn Cody-At Buffalo Bill Village, a beautifully scenic 52-mile drive from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, is a one-stop shop. Located with-in our Buffalo Bill Village Gift Shop, guests can skip the line at the events and purchase tickets to the very best of local attractions such as: Cody Nite Rodeo, Cody, WY Adventure Tours, Cody Trolley Tours and Heart Mountain WY Interpretive Center.

Type 9 – The Peacemaker
Type NINEs are the easiest to get along with, making them a perfect travel companion. A NINE won’t exhaust themselves trying to jam pack their itinerary; they prefer enjoying the moment and going with the flow. The downside to their easy-going nature is their difficulty in making decisions – where to stay, what to eat, where to explore.

Booking a trip to Iberostar Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic eliminates those decisions. This all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana makes everything easy. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, luxurious pools, quality dining, to daily programming and nightly entertainment – all without ever leaving the property. It’s the perfect place for NINEs to hop along for the ride.

Tags: Enneagram Expert, Enneagram Vacations, IHG Hotels & Resorts


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