Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has unveiled Five Feet to Fitness™, an in-room wellness concept that brings over eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room. The new room category makes it more convenient than ever for road warriors, exercise enthusiasts, and those who prefer to workout in private to maintain their routines while staying with Hilton. The rooms are part of Hilton’s innovation efforts to modernize the hospitality fitness experience and make it more inclusive for all by redeveloping fitness centers and offering fresh fitness concepts tailored to the hotel’s location and regular guests.
“A guest room that combines a sleep and fully integrated fitness experience delivers an impressive new dimension of convenience and personalization – an industry first,” said Ryan Crabbe, Senior Director, Global Wellness at Hilton. “Five Feet to Fitness has been thoughtfully engineered to serve as a guest’s personal wellness stage, complete with sports performance materials and best-in-class gym accessories. Guests will quickly realize we have gone much further than simply placing a piece of equipment in a room.”
The new room type features an indoor bike from British cycling innovator Wattbike that is used for either longer ‘indoor-cycling’ type exercise sessions or focused interval-training workouts. Next, dynamic Gym Rax™ functional training station provides apparatus and accessory that delivers unlimited strength, core, suspension and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) style workouts to guests.
At the heart of the concept is the Fitness Kiosk, a touch screen display embedded within the Gym Rax system where guests receive equipment tutorials and follow guided workout routines. In partnership with Aktiv Solutions, Hilton has created more than 200 bespoke fitness videos in categories ranging from Cardio, Cycling, Endurance, Strength, HIIT, Yoga, Stretch and Recovery.