When we entered into 2020, wellness continued to be on pace for a massive focus for the hospitality industry. Now, looking ahead to 2021, clearly health and fitness are more top of mind than ever before, and it’s critically important to offer guests the best and safest options – where they are the most comfortable working out. Consider the following:

According to the Global Wellness Institute, pre-pandemic, research indicated the global wellness tourism industry would reach $919B by 2022. 

Per A recent whitepaper released by Accor, Compared to the average tourist wellness travelers spend 56% more per trip on international trips and 178% more on domestic trips.

Responding to the current environment, major hospitality players are now returning their focus to the modernization of fitness facilities with safety and trend top of mind. Global hospitality brands are getting out in front to develop and integrate a new generation of fitness amenity along side in-room fitness solutions.

A recently announced collaboration between the FitnessDesignGroup and hospitality giant, Accori llustrates this perfectly. To help Accor meet the demands of increasingly wellness focused guests, FitnessDesignGroup has set forth to modernize participating hotel fitness facilities to feature increased movement spaces, digitally guided exercise content and a rebalanced fitness equipment selection.

View Case Study – Accor Hotels | Power Fitness – Global Initiative

When it comes to in room fitness, hospitality design and intent have evolved from being an initial complement to the fitness facility, to a much more intentional, full in room fitness solution. Consider FitnessDesignGroup’s partnership with Hilton to develop Five Feet to Fitness, an integrated approach that includes digital guided content and premium accessories and fitness equipment to support a myriad of workouts and modalities within the footprint of a treadmill.

View Case Study – Hilton Hotels | Five Feet to Fitness

The message is clear… as travel increases once again and the fitness demands of guests shift, operators must look to modernize fitness amenities and touch points to attract.

At Aktiv, fitness facility floor planning, brand standard application, and smart gym design solution is our expertise. Schedule a complimentary design consultation with one of our Functional Design Specialists to learn more.