Hilton unveiled its new Five Feet to Fitness program, an in-room wellness concept that brings over eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room. The new room category aims to make it easier for exercise enthusiasts and frequent travelers to maintain their routines.
“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 … 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. A dynamic Gym Rax training station delivers strength, core, suspension and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
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 fitness videos ranging from Cardio to Recovery.
“The variety of activity the room enables is motivating,” Crabbe said. “One morning a guest can decide to roll out of bed for quick guided stretch and yoga poses. Then later that evening, he or she may return from a stressful day and take a brisk bike ride while catching up on a favorite show or the day’s news.”
Creating an exercise environment is only part of the new Hilton guest room wellness experience. Five Feet to Fitness also offers a meditation chair for the mindful traveler, blackout shades for restorative sleep, Biofreeze to ease muscle tension, and a selection of protein and hydration beverage options.
Hilton’s Five Feet to Fitness is currently available at Parc 55 San Francisco – a Hilton Hotel and Hilton McLean Tysons Corner and is coming soon to markets including Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York and San Diego. The Five Feet to Fitness rooms are priced at a higher rate than the standard rooms.