With fitness a significant concern for today’s travelers, helping guests keep up regular exercise and a balanced diet has become a priority for a number of hotels. If a good workout is as important to you as soft sheets and robust water pressure, check out this guide from In Transit.
The Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City, Utah recently introduced healthy breakfast options like a vegetable-and-egg-white frittata; it also provides stretching bands in rooms, low-calorie cookies in its ski lounge, and a snowman-making competition with a calorie-counter app.
The Hotel Wilshire and Hotel Palomar Los Angeles-Westwood, both Kimpton properties in Los Angeles, have a new “Car-Free, Carefree” package, in which visitors are encouraged to explore the city by foot or bike. The offer includes a pedometer, a car-free map of the neighborhood and a discount perk: if guests prove to the front desk that they walked at least 10,000 steps a day with their pedometer, they get 20% off a room rate during their next stay.
Several Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have new health initiatives: Punta Mita in Mexico has a weekly 90-minute boot camp, holiday season hikes and a low-calorie menu designed for a variety of diets, including gluten-free and paleo. In the Caribbean, the Four Seasons Nevis property keeps its fitness center open 24 hours a day, while in Denver the hotel has a lunch menu in its Edge restaurant featuring 15 salads available in 15 minutes or less, priced at $15 or less.
Promoting a healthy lifestyle for guests has recently become more important for hotels, Scott Berman, the U.S. leader for hospitality and leisure at PricewaterhouseCoopers, told In Transit. “The lodging industry realizes that travel can wreak havoc on fitness and diet, especially around the holidays,” he said. “In the past year or so, we’ve seen hotels at all price points pay more attention to health as a way to make them stand out.”