In partnership with Philips, Westin will be the first hotel brand to introduce ActiViva Lighting into its revamped gyms--apparently the blue-light technology inspires a feeling of well-being and makes people feel more alert and energized. We can only hope it has the effect of a Red Bull on our slugging morning bodies.
Finally, because we all know appearances matter (thus, our presence at the gym), Westin has softened the look of the fitness studios, with a more natural color palette and the addition of organic materials like textured, woven flooring. Each fitness studio will also have a full-size mural showing people running up a grassy hill for maximum motivation.
We like to think of collapsing into a Westin Heavenly Bed post-workout as our motivation but each to their own.
The new fitness studios will be in every Westin property by the end of 2012 and they are already open at the Westin Jersey City, Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, and the Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego.
[Photos courtesy Westin]