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This is FANTASTIC. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that they are building their flagship fitness-themed hotel in New York City. IGH, parent company of Holiday Inn, has chosen Manhattan because of its high traveler turnaround and because of the city’s enthusiasm for fitness.

Even Hotels, as the fitness chain will be called, will have excess indoor & outdoor eating and exercise space and fitness walls and exercise balls in every room. Additionally, gym clothing and shoes to rent from the hotel and a quick laundry turnaround for those sweaty unmentionables.

Everything down to the room service menus will have a focus on fitness – organic, fresh meals in every hotel.

It’s rare that I would stay in a hotel when visiting New York, I’m usually crashing on a friend’s couch, but this might just be worth checking out. There is nothing more frustrating than going on a trip and having to plan time into your day to workout and fit your sneakers in your carry-on. If your temporary home is surrounding you with opportunities to workout and eat heathy, it becomes a no excuses trip. Pure awesomeness. Keep up the good work IHG, can’t wait to hear more.

Check out the USA Today article for more details on Even Hotels.

Photo courtesy of LVLights and Mimar Sinan (respectively) under Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved. 

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