By Greg Fronda.
As many avid travelers know, being away from home can be demanding on your body. Travelers who seek a healthy lifestyle often times encounter accommodations that don’t provide nutritious food options and poorly maintained exercise rooms. Hotels often forgo health and wellness for comfort and price. However, EVEN Hotels is changing the way consumers expect to travel, making wellness an everyday expectation rather than a trend. EVEN is IHG’s newest lifestyle hotel brand, and was created with wellness at its core designed to help travelers Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and Accomplish More. All of this makes it ideal to better serve wellness-minded travelers.
Upon entering the lobby, it is clear the EVEN Hotels uses a different formula in how to accommodate a guest’s stay. Books that enlighten, inspire and advise are scattered among the shelves by the reading nook, while fruits, tea and healthy snacks are available in the dining area. The feeling of comfort and productivity extends to the rooms where upon entering one immediately notices the exercise ball and yoga mat tucked away in the corner.
From the chalkboard with the welcoming words from the hotel staff and the standing desk to where the day’s work can be completed, there was a sense of accomplishment simply by entering the room. While the hotel supplies each room with a television, it is hard to imagine it ever being turned on when the room and hotel itself seem to almost motivate you to be active and get things done! While the wonderful queen size bed screams comfort, it’s the two story gym that screams inspiration. Following an intense work out on their state-of-the art equipment, and cooling off in the room with the yoga mat and exercise ball, relaxation hits you when you step into the shower that reminds you that your home.
Located on 46 Nevins Street in the newly renovated area of Downtown Brooklyn, EVEN Hotel Brooklyn boasts 202 guest rooms, each with in-room fitness zones, spa-inspired showers and eucalyptus linens. The hotel also has best-in-class fitness studios, a made-to-order smoothie bar and open working spaces, making it the best place to maintain your routine on the road.