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Hotel Gyms: An Extension of Travelers’ Healthy Lifestyle

In the past five years, I have seen many hotel chains putting more money in renovating their workout facilities (e.g. the Sheraton Hotel at Syracuse University and the Courtyard by Marriott in Syracuse). They are responding to travelers’ demand of having nice gyms in hotels. Some travelers may even choose a hotel over the others because of the hotel’s state-of-the-art workout facility.  
                                                
This Fox News video takes us to tour some hotels with magnificent gyms and pools. Which one is your favorite? For what reason? How important does a hotel’s workout facility mean to you when you compare it with other factors such as price, location, cleanliness, security, and service?   

 

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  1. I was looking for this kind of information since a long time. You have finished my search by posting this link here. Any ways great post. Thanks for posting this here.
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  2. This gym looks great, but my problem is that during business trip, after day full of meetings I am glad when I will fall into the bed. Of course situation changes when you are there as tourist. But also in this case would location or services priority...

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    1. I agree with you, Lorne. I, myself, for example, love to work out in a hotel gym when I am going to a conference or traveling for leisure. When I am meeting with an important client or doing a job interview, I do not hit the gym unless I know for sure I am free of the day after finishing all other important businesses.

      Unfortunately, hotels are welcoming many guests with diverse needs these days. It seems that they have no choice but to have the highest standards possible and address the different needs of customers in order to win in tough competitions. Who knows, maybe today I don't care about hotel gyms, but the next day, I want to use it.

      To me, hotel gyms or pools are on top of my selection criteria. Cleanliness (brand standards), service, location, and then price are more important to me than the workout facilities. Most of the time, however, I can expect what I will get, including the workout facility, based on my knowledge of a brand.

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  3. To find pet friendly hotels, a great destination is 1 Click Pet Friendly Hotels and Resorts. 1 Click Pet Hotels prides itself on keeping accurate, up to date listings of pet-friendly accommodations across the nation. Simply click on the state you are traveling through for a complete listing by city of hotels, motels and resorts that will take dogs, cats and other pets. Especially handy is the fee column which lets you see right up front what the deposit or extra charge will be for the pet, if any, at each establishment. This column will also note of the fee is refundable.

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