Sportspitality: hotels are getting into shape
These days, besides sleeping, you can also live in a hotel. Holiday accommodation has changed, and it now appeals to a new type of guest, one who is seeking to make their stay an extension of their lifestyle. Travellers are increasingly keen to incorporate their personal health and wellbeing habits into their trips. Luxuriously decorated spaces aren’t enough, we are looking for a design that can offer functionality and places to revitalise our bodies, minds and spirits, without leaving the hotel. A model has been developed known as sportspitality, where the gym and a healthy lifestyle are at the heart of the leisure experience.
The Vitality Room project reflects this trend. The fruit of a collaboration between Wallpaper magazine and Swissôtel, Zurich, its design is based on a commitment to sustainability, luxury and craftsmanship. Guests enjoy a serene, elegant room, with everything they need to make sure they stay active, eat well, feel rested and are productive.
Other examples of this trend are the new SoulCycle gym, at 1 Hotel South Beach, Miami; the new activities room created by yoga studio Exhale, at Epic Hotel, Miami; and the upcoming 2018 opening of a hotel by luxury gym Equinox, New York.