Hilton Enters Multi Billion Dollar Health Tourism Market with Fitness Hotel Rooms

Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

Guests opting for Hilton's Five Feet to Fitness rooms stay healthy and in shape with state of the art exercise equiptment and guided workouts

Hilton Five Feet to Fitness rooms let guests exersize to their hearts content (CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)Clay Manley/flickr

When travelers book hotel rooms, they often look for certain comforts such as a pool, restaurant or bar or spa facility. One of the most popular features hotel guests traditionally value is a gym. Whether people are traveling for business or pleasure, many often don't want to leave their workouts at home.

For the past five years, Hilton has made individualized workout options available in some of their locations. They were just getting off the ground when the pandemic hit, which first limited then shut down travel. Although now that vaccinations are availble in most places and many people are beginning to cautiously explore travel options for work or vacation, there are still concerns about catching the virus. This plus being required to wear a mask in hotel public areas have led to some travelers being reluctant to use a hotel gym. At the same time, this has made Hilton's Five Feet to Fitness rooms all the more popular.

Five Feet to Fitness is an "in-room wellness concept" that provides guests of some Hilton Hotels with 11 different fitness and accessory options which include exercise bikes, TRX suspension workout ropes, medicine balls, dumbbells,resistance bands, and yoga balls, mats and blocks located in individual rooms.

The setup includes a giant TV filled with tutorials on how to use all the equipment, and guided workouts for yoga, high intensity interval training, cycling, boxing, and asses to inspire guests to workout using the variety of equipment provided. People can follow classes for HIIT, boxing, yoga, cycling and meditation among others.

Cities that have Hilton Five Feet to Fitness rooms available are Atlanta, Chicago, San Fransisco, Orlando, Shanghei, Jakarta and London, among many others.

Check out Hilton's Five Feet to Fitness wellness rooms below:

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