Staying Healthy While Staying at a Hotel

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Heading to the Windy City for work or pleasure? Thinking of booking a hotel room just for a special night out? You’ve been working hard at home to eat healthy and workout, but now your stay at a hotel may compromise all that you have accomplished. Not only is your diet plan at risk, studies have shown that hotel rooms may not be the cleanest of places. Experts say the risk of getting sick from hotel germs is relatively low; however your hotel room is your home away from home. It’s important for it to be clean, safe and no harm to your health. What can you do to ensure your room is up to your standards?



    1. The Fairmont (200 North Columbus Drive): hosts various health and wellness programs for visitors including the Fit program, blackberry massages, stress free, and more! Workout at the on-site Lakeshore Athletic Club while staying at the Fairmont.

    2. Four Seasons (120 East Delaware Place): award winning workout facilities, including fitness classes and personal trainers. Four Seasons also offers healthy food choices, which use local produce (Mmm… mulitgrain pancakes!)

    3. Kimpton Hotels (3 locations in Chicago): in-room mind/body spa with on-demand pilates classes, yoga supplies and more. Plus, the minibars are stocked with local, organic foods.

    4. Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Avenue): upgraded fitness equipment in gyms with an Eat Right menu that offers healthy food choices for all types of diets.

    5. Hyatt Regency (multiple locations in Chicago): StayFit Hyatt Program gives visitors local running/walking routes, on-demand yoga classes, fitness equipment 24 hours, and healthy food choices on all menus.

*according to Health Magazine’s “America’s Healthiest”

Sources: Athletic Minded Traveler, Health Magazine’s “America’s Healthiest.”

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One Comment

  • UPchicago Team
    November 25, 2010 | Permalink | Reply

    Pretty cool news in the healthy hotel biz:

    The Hyatt Regency Chicago (located at 151 E. Wacker Drive) has recently unveiled newer, more health-conscious rooms. Dubbed “Respire by Hyatt”, these 30 new rooms are designed to eliminate up to 98 percent of airborne viruses and bacteria, as well as pollen and other irritants commonly found in indoor environments. Using advanced purifying techniques, these rooms are ideal for Chicago visitors with asthma, allergies, or other sensitivities — but they’re also great for anyone looking for an extra way to make their hotel stay even healthier!

    Happy and healthy travels!

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