Hotels With Fitness Center and Gym

Hotels With Fitness Center and Gym

Unless you’ve got Jedi-like will power, staying on track with your fitness goals while traveling can feel like a Herculean task. Luckily, hotels are upping their wellness game.

Gone are the days when hotel gyms were simply a couple of treadmills and a few weights. Today’s best hotels have fitness baked (never fried) into their design concepts and are giving guests a host of in-room workout equipment.

Affinia Shelburne

With an onsite fitness center that features a light-filled gym with Manhattan skyline views and three personal trainers, this Financial District hotel makes it easy for you to keep up with your workout routine. In addition to offering a range of exercise classes, they also provide free day passes to the nearby New York Sports Club to help you maintain your fitness goals. This is perfect for business travelers who want to keep up with their workouts while on the go.

The Shelburne NYC-an Affinia provides 325 air-conditioned rooms, each equipped with minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and safes.

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Located in the Murray Hill neighborhood, this hotel is within walking distance of Grand Central Terminal and Chrysler Building. It offers a 24-hour fitness center with modern Lifefitness cardio and weight equipment. Other amenities include an in-room spa kit, a nightly wine hour and bikes to borrow (though they charge $10 for each ride). Children are catered for with the My Family Package that includes in-room board games and a travel backpack with Frommers, adventure cards and a digital camera.

Gansevoort Meatpacking

Having played an integral part in the revitalization of the Meatpacking District, Gansevoort now channels its original celebratory spirit with a refined maturity. A 2012 design makeover has given rooms a grown-up look that subtly takes in the neighborhood’s DNA – with acid-jazzy CD compilations and extravagant 400-thread-count sheets attesting to this.

The hotel’s two full-service ground-floor restaurants – the Chester American bistro and European-inspired Coffee + Cocktails – offer approachable menus. But the star attraction is the year-round rooftop bar, which boasts Manhattan skyline panoramas and a 45-foot heated pool.

The 186 spacious guestrooms and 23 stylish suites are downtown chic infused with uptown luxury. A neutral palette, seating nooks in bay windows and step-out balconies, and stunning Manhattan, Hudson River and city views all contribute to the sophisticated feel. The hotel also offers the upscale omakase restaurant Saishin, and is just steps from the High Line, Little Island, premium shopping and dining, Chelsea Market, the Whitney Museum of American Art and more. The hotel is one of the few NYC hotels that allows pets, with amenities like dog bowls and treats.

EVEN Hotels

EVEN Hotels is a new brand from InterContinental that takes an aggressive approach to the way it treats fitness. Each hotel features large Athletic Studios equipped with best-in-class equipment and a Flex Room for group exercise classes led by the property’s Chief Wellness Officer. Guests also get access to an in-room Fitness Trainer, which includes personalized workout videos, and Gaiam yoga mats.

IHG’s EVEN properties, including the Times Square location, cater to both travelers who like to keep up with their regular workout routine and those that need extra encouragement when traveling. The brand aims to support both groups by providing an extensive selection of fitness-oriented amenities, a healthy-casual restaurant (Cork and Kale), and thoughtful details like a hydration station in the lobby and a green wall with plants near the entrance.

The hotel also offers neighborhood maps with suggested running routes, and its Market sells healthy to-go food that’s compatible with a wide range of diets, from Paleo to vegetarian. Plus, each guest room is fitted with cork flooring and a variety of personal exercise equipment.

Proper Hotels

Proper Hotels is a new lifestyle brand designed to bridge the gap between luxury and startup culture. Founded by former Viceroy Hotel CEO Brad Korzen and Brian De Lowe, the brand’s first property opened last year in San Francisco’s Mid-Market district.

With each location designed to be a unique reflection of the city’s vibrant creative culture, Proper Hotels features bold explorations in unconventional design, hip amenities, and relatable luxury. Each hotel also partners with local vetted innovators in art, food and beverage, music, wellness and technology to bring the vibrancy of the neighborhood to guests.

In addition to its standard accoutrements, each room at Proper is outfitted with dedicated “fitness zones,” which include wall hooks for TRX straps and strength training equipment. In the deluxe rooms, you’ll also find an interactive Peloton bike. Wellness is a key component of the Proper experience, which is why the brand offers complimentary weekend yoga and HIIT classes at each property, as well as access to a state-of-the-art fitness center. Proper Hotels also partners with The Class, a cathartic workout experience that blends cardio, strength training, and guided meditation.

Wyndham Garden

Located in Queens, New York, Wyndham Garden offers a fitness center and gym. It is a short walk from trendy restaurants and bars in Chinatown. The hotel also provides free WiFi and laundry services. Guests can enjoy light and hearty meals at the onsite LUXE Bistro & Bar. Other amenities include a business center and dry cleaning services.

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Designed with the modern traveler in mind, the Wyndham Garden brand redefines hospitality by going the extra mile. Featuring grand lobbies and room décor with destination flairs, this brand’s service culture emphasizes attentiveness to guests. Its newly launched Verde prototype combines best-in-class features and efficiencies to deliver an upscale experience for guests.

Skift Take: Positioned as “America’s Welcoming Neighbor,” AmericInn offers comfort at an affordable price for families and sports teams on road trips. Many locations welcome pets, too. This chain’s wood interiors and old-fashioned furniture give it a warm sense of hometown hospitality. Its locations range from suburban resorts to those near hospitals and airports. These hotels offer kitchen suites, complimentary breakfast, and weekly social hours.

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