Hilton Debuts Hotel Room That Doubles As a Private Gym
Hotel gyms are not what they used to be. In part, that's because more and more travelers are looking to keep up with their workout schedules on vacation. Take this American Express Travel survey finding that almost half of Millennial travelers said that a destination's fitness offerings were one of the most important features of a hotel. Let's be real, *no one* wants to sweat it out in a basement gym anymore.
Fortunately, you don't need to. Properties around the globe are appealing to healthy travelers by redefining fitness. Fit vacationers can spin on the beach, complete tiny triathlons through the mountains, and take "glo-ga" classes on islands. Last month, Westin Hotels & Resorts even debuted Westin WORKOUT guest rooms, hotel rooms that are decked out with Peloton spin bikes (in-room cycling class, anyone?).
Today, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is piggybacking off of that news, introducing their own souped-up, super-fitnessy hotel rooms. The hotel giant just launched a hotel-room-meets-exercise-studio concept called Five Feet to Fitness.
Rooms at Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel and Hilton McLean Tysons Corner are home to the rooms, which include an indoor cycling bike from British company Wattbike; a "fitness kiosk" with a touch-screen display (that, BTW, stocks 200+ fitness videos so you can watch demos or workouts); and a training station packed with all the goodies you need (medicine balls, a Bosu ball, resistance bands, a foam roller, and a yoga block). All of this is sitting just feet from your bed at just $45 more than the standard room rate.
The best part: The gym space of the room is covered in a special "performance sports flooring," perfect for your workout (planks sans rug burns).
Not going to D.C. or San Fran? The rooms are coming to Hilton hotels in cities including Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, and San Diego in the coming months. Patience, fit friends, patience!