A Happy Hotel
EVEN is the name of a new hotel concept by InterContinental Hotels Group which is marketed to travelers’ holistic wellness needs. It’s a hotel with a conscience. It was the first overnight stay on my drive from Vancouver to Palm Springs. And it will be the last on my return.
My very first thought when I walked through the reception area was “they’re onto something.”
For a reasonably priced hotel they offer a lot. Others should follow suit. They set out to defy that travel needs to be a total disruption to your routine. They give you choices designed to help you stay on track. You can rest easy, keep active, eat well all under one very well designed roof.
The rooms not only have natural eucalyptus fiber bedding which create a cooling effect to promote deeper sleep, they also have workout equipment inside each room. Aside from a co-ed gym with cork flooring and fitness videos. Bonus: you can also get Netflix in your room.
The restaurant offers delicious healthy calorie-counting options. You can count on it whether you want to or not. Great cocktails too. Fresh squeezed orange juice and local organic coffee roasters make for a perfect morning start.
Stay hydrated with fill your bottle water options like lime/ginger + lemon/mint.
Did I mention the friendly, savvy hotel staff?
Not bad right?
Locations to date: New York, Washington, Miami, Sarasota, Fl., Eugene, Or., Seattle (new). More to follow.