Tag: Fitness HotelsView All Tags
It’s been a couple months since we first got pumped up (sorry) regarding the news around Equinox Hotels. We’re still a way from the first debut, scheduled for New York at some point in 2018, but now there’s a little more news about where else the chain might be headed.
The perfect fit for a hotel dedicated to fitness would be right next to a football stadium, right? Well as long as we’re talking about the athletes and not the fans that’s probably the case. We know a football fan or two who are more dedicated to the chips and dip than the weight room—ourselves included!
After a drawn-out renovation process that completely overhauled the top five floors of the building, Omni Austin has reconfigured its suite options, creating twenty-five new one-bedroom suites.
Though the hotel had previously offered suites, it nixed a bunch of the pre-existing two-bedroom suites in order to cut down on space that guests apparently weren't even using. Which sounds a little strange when we put it like that—Texas is generally known for doing everything bigger than the rest of the country. However, if it's a space efficiency issue, then we totally get it. Bigger is better, most of the time. Until, that is, you end up paying for extra beds you're not even sleeping in...
We got a little fitness crazy last week—inspired, of course, by IHG's forthcoming fitness-oriented brand Even Hotels. And while we're excited to see the super-healthy rooms open in 2013, Even will by no means be the first hotel on board with the whole workout-in-your-room concept.
It turns out Tryp Hotels, which has a strong presence in Europe and South America, but is slowly making its way into major US cities, offers a similar amenity. When booking one of the hotel's Fitness Rooms, guests can choose from a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical machine, plus a complimentary exercise mat. Water and towels are provided too, but then again, what hotel doesn't offer those?
For a super healthy amenity, why not just go the extra mile and install a water cooler and a mini pool at the foot of the bed? In fact, why not just do away with hotel gyms altogether.
Westin Hotels & Resorts is transforming the fitness centers at each of its 186 hotels around the world, based on research into what guests want in a hotel gym. The new design means new equipment, more floor space for stretching, yoga and other mat-based work, and something called blue-light therapy.
Hotel Packages / London Hotels / Hotel Amenities / Myhotels / Christmas Hotels / Fitness Hotels / → All Tags
It may be more foggy than chilly in London right now, but that won’t stop us getting into the Christmas spirit with some ice skating. Last night, the Somerset House rink (sponsored by Tiffany, no less) opened up with the
overexposed ubiquitous delightful P Middy christening it for the rest of us.
Turns out we’re not the only ones who like
Pippa Middleton skating, because myHotels have teamed up with the rink to offer a skating package.
Guests will also be able to choose from one of the many Club Nights available at Skate this year – including names such as Joey Negro, Winterwell Festival feat The Next Men, Ministry of Sound Radio, Time Out presents Nite Sessions and many more.
Maybe it was Regis Philbin wagging his finger at her on national television, telling her to "be a good girl, now." Or maybe it's just the fact that she lost over 125lbs in eight months. Either way, Olivia Ward is feeling good enough about herself to travel across the country to the Biggest Loser Resort in Malibu, CA. Why? To exercise with her fellow "losers," of course!
For guests of the resort, who are required to stay for at least one week while they work on shedding the pounds, this is surely good news. The entire resort was modeled after the weight-loss reality TV show. So what better motivation than the chance to work out with the winner from season eleven? Well, maybe the chance to hear her sing (Ward is also an accredited opera singer). But we doubt that will happen.
Whether it's because vinyasa is finally a word in common currency or the fact that summer shorts-and-bikinis weather is but three months away, these five hotels are offering yoga packages to get you sweaty and bendy this season.
Palm Springs: The Colony Palms Hotel is putting on a six-day, five-night "Yogatrip" starting May 15 that includes daily classes, breakfasts, hikes, lunches, and, thankfully a Temecula Valley wine tour on one day along with other extras. Rates for the whole package start at $1,195 per person for the week.
Hotel Deals / Hotel Fitness / Hotel Workouts / Hotel Health / Manhattan Hotels / New York City Hotels / Fitness Hotels / → All Tags
Just the kind of place we fancy doing some push ups
There are two types of travelers: the ones who stick to routine while they’re away, hitting up the gym and eating the way they would at home, and the ones who let good intentions slide, fill up on burgers and hail a cab as exercise, because they’re on a jolly. Both, however, can benefit from a new deal that the fitness-freaky Affinia Dumont in New York is offering.
With the Push Up, Push Down Your Rate deal, you can save up to $40 on your stay by performing push ups at check in. Yes, push ups at check in. Remember to check out your modesty at the door.
The idea is simple: you book a room as normal, and, as you check in, staff will give you 30 seconds to perform as many push ups as you can (we’re not sure if there’ll be whistles and shouting, bootcamp style, but we’re crossing our fingers that there will). Each is worth a dollar, and they’ll accept a maximum of 40. The amount will then be deducted from your first night’s stay. Ta da! If you’re a lazy hotel guest, you can go and eat something greasy while feeling virtuous. If you’re an exerciser, it’ll act as a nice warm up.
We've all heard of hotel yoga and Pilates classes, but Rancho La Puerta is stretching its usual exercise offerings. The Mexican health and fitness spa, located 45 minutes south of San Diego, is now offering bar method classes.
The workout-of-the-moment bar method revolves around a barre, the same one that ballerinas and dancers use for their warm-ups, for a series of exercises. It's supposed to help sculpt lean, firm muscles in your chest, upper arms and upper legs. That sure as heck beats the tedious treadmill.
Alright, we're stuck for words on this one: NBC's show The Biggest Loser has expanded its franchising to include a full-on fitness resort in Utah, only 90 minutes away from the capital of gluttony: Las Vegas. The Biggest Loser Resort Fitness Ridge is everything you could ever hope for from what is essentially a "fat camp" for adults: a secluded location, a big pool, in-room DVD players, a class called "living drums," and a gift shop.
Of course, since it is a fat camp, you'll be jogging around in the desert, treading water in that pool, watching DVDs on nutritional eating, and pounding the heck out of fitness balls in your "drumming class." And there's not a single Snickers bar to be found in the gift shop. Oh man, we are shaking in our spandex pants at the thought.
The W Barcelona may be stealing all the headlines but it’s not the only new kid on the European hotel block this autumn. The Aspria Hotel in Berlin looks pretty nice – and it’s rather more affordable, too.
Opening next month on 6 November in the posh Charlottenburg district (west of the Tiergarten), it doesn’t have the most auspicious of pedigrees – Aspria is a chain of health clubs in Europe - but they’re now offering accommodation at their digs in Hannover and Berlin. Original, but interesting – it means that the spa and fitness area are going to be souped up no end. In fact, the Berlin spa is going to be 14,000 m sq – to be shared by just 42 rooms. Look at that pool. We're doing lengths in our heads right now.
We're not sure we'd have a smile on our face after five days of fattie bootcamp.
Everyone is looking to shed a few pounds, but if you want to do it in a hurry, Biggest Loser style, check into the Four Seasons Westlake Village, whose California Health & Longevity Institute was featured in the TV show's premiere episode this month.
The CHLI offers a crazy-intense five-day Weight Loss Training package that's all weight-focused, all of the time. For a staggering $4,700 (which doesn't include hotel accommodations), you'll get a medical evaluation with a physician, including lab analysis; a choice of three alternative medicine treatments, such as hypnotherapy, energy healing or acupuncture; a read of your body mass composition in a space capsule-looking thing called a BOD POD; fitness assessments; a consultation with an exercise specialist and four personal training sessions; along with nutrition advice from a registered dietitian; follow up strategies and tools to keep up the healthy living after you check-out.