Hotel Fitness Fads
Hotels love a good attention-grabbing amenity, especially one that involves health and wellness. We looked at some of the latest offerings to see which are worth your time.
At many JW Marriott properties worldwide, turndown service includes a vial of Revive Oil, an aromatherapy blend tailored to help guests shake off a long flight—or recover from the night before.
Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe has Paris-inspired yoga instruction cards, in which Downward Dog has been replaced with the “Pyramides du Louvre” pose.
Salad-in-a-Jar vending machines at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare sell dishes ranging from kale with quinoa to lemon-pepper chicken salad.
Downloadable GPS maps from Radisson Blu hotels offer programmed (scenic!) running routes for select cities.
Como Hotels has an “intuitive counselor” who leads guests through a visualization process to help find “a new perspective on whatever is troubling or confusing in life.”
At select Westin properties, you can tour a city and work out simultaneously via ElliptiGO, an elliptical-bike hybrid (odd looks from locals be damned).
Element Hotels have stationary bikes that charge your portable devices—powered by your pedaling.
Olympic rower and triathlete Luke Walton leads personal training sessions for guests at San Diego’s US Grant Hotel.
A dedicated concierge at the Nines, in Portland, Oregon, has a workout closet stocked with balance balls, kettlebells, workout DVDs, and Nike FuelBands—all of which can be delivered to your room.