A Healthy Hotel for People on the Go

hotel room workouts

IHG invited us to be their guest at EVEN Hotels and create this sponsored post. The views expressed are 100% HoneyTrek.

The last time we had a gym membership was December 2011. When we started the HoneyTrek nearly five years ago our regular diet and exercise routine were thrown out the plane window and we’ve had to get creative to stay in shape. Hotel rooms have become our Bally Total Fitness with desk chairs, water carafes, bananas, and oriental rugs all used as ad-hoc dumbbells and yoga mats. We’ve stayed in over 300 hotels, many with state-of-the art gyms and spas, but none have made keeping healthy as easy as EVEN Hotels. We recently experienced InterContinental Hotels Group’s newest line, while speaking at the New York Travel Festival, and we were beyond excited to find a hotel that understands health-conscious traveler like us!

 

Even Hotels common roomsWe arrived to their W. 35th St. location in Times Square South, and left the hustle and bustle of New York City at the door. The air smelled of lemongrass and walls were covered with living plants, sand designs, and stacking stones. The manager Melissa offered us a glass of fruit-infused water and a quick tour. She showed us their impressive gym (massive by NYC standards), a recreation room complete with ping-pong and foosball, and their healthy restaurant, Cork & Kale. “Let us know if you need anything at all,” she said “and if you’d like to take a jog around the city, our manager leads group runs every morning.” A local-tour-meets-workout…love it!

 

Even Hotel room ammentiesWe entered our room and it felt modern, cheery, and ahhhhh-inducing. Through our sheer-leaf print curtains we had classic New York city views: glimpses of the Hudson River, Art-Deco buildings capped with water towers, and the one-and-only neon “New Yorker” sign. We spun the dial on the rainbow remote control and realized we could change the headboard and under-bed lighting to suit our mood…how fun is that? When it came time for a shower, we had four-scents of soap to choose from and a vanity that a makeup artist would be proud to use.

 

Even Hotel RoomWe woke up in the morning, and even though we were up late preparing for our long-term travel talk, we had no excuse not to work out. The room came with a core ball, yoga mat and blocks, and an adjustable pole with resistance bands…exactly what we’d been missing on all these hotel stays! For extra motivation, there was a TV with 15+ channels of trainer-led workouts and a book with routines and tips. We loved choosing our style of workout based on our mood and the amount of time we had, so even if we could only spare 10 minutes we could start the day on the right foot.

 

Even Hotels DiningToned, stretched, and showered, we’d head down for a power breakfast. Forget bacon and eggs, we had homemade Tropical Granola and Revolution Smoothies with kale, blueberries, almond milk, apple juice and a drizzle of agave nectar. After our day at the tradeshow, we relaxed at the bar with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, veggie burger sliders (a new variety each day) and a Spinach Nicoise Salad. For vegans and vegetarians it couldn’t have been more perfect, but even a carnivore will love Cork & Kale.
IHG invited us to check out their new Even Hotel though regardless of that partnership we would say hands-down this is one of the best places in all of New York City for health-conscious and budget-minded travelers. Depending on the day of the week, rooms can be had for under $200, and it goes without saying–that’s crazy inexpensive for Times Square. We adored our stay and are excited to hear that more EVEN properties with this much-needed health and wellness concept, are slated to open around The States. Until then we’ll keep bench-pressing coffee tables, curling bags of citrus, and dreaming of EVEN Hotels.

 

HoneyTrek Deal: Stay Two Nights with EVEN Hotels, Get a $50 Amex Gift Card. It Pays to Stay.

38 thoughts on “A Healthy Hotel for People on the Go

    • June 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm
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      Thanks so much. It was fun to think about all the funny things we do to workout and to find a hotel that made our typical in-room workout routines so much more civilized!

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  • June 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    Can’t say I’m at the same level of physical fitness as you guys but I do give it a regular go so this hotel sounds like – EVEN for me – to be a terrific find as well as priced
    incredibly against other Manhattan locations. The cool thing was the 15 workout channels in-room.

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    • June 27, 2016 at 11:50 pm
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      Even if you aren’t a fitness buff (though hey, if you exercise regularly, you’re doing pretty well 🙂 seeing that yoga ball and mat in the morning just makes you want to start your day with a nice stretch. Plus, you’re right, it’s a crazy deal for a cool hotel (or any hotel) in Times Square!

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  • June 27, 2016 at 10:18 pm
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    Sign me up. Definitely there my next trip to NYC. Great overview on a much needed hotel concept!

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    • June 27, 2016 at 11:44 pm
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      You would love it, Kate! As a business traveler that’s tight on time, it makes the prospect of working out and eating well feasible…even fun!

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  • July 2, 2016 at 7:47 am
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    wow this is so different and so amazing. i would love to stay here for a few weeks. LOL. i love how unique it is

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  • July 2, 2016 at 11:55 am
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    This is so awesome! I’m totally telling my daughter about this. She would 100% choose this hotel for that reason. I love it! I hope this trend catches on.

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  • July 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm
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    What a wonderful idea! I had never heard of such a concept until I read your article. I’m not surprised. I am delighted! This is awesome for so many reasons.

    To create an environment whereupon healthier decisions is the norm, is very enticing. How can you NOT pursue physical endeavors when they look so good! Smart too!

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    • July 2, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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      We were so busy with the tradeshow when we stayed here but wet still got in a great exercise routine, had healthy meals, and felt full refreshed. It’s such a great concept.

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  • July 2, 2016 at 9:33 pm
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    I have heard of these types of hotels! I think it is the coolest thing – I am a flight attendant and have never stayed in one, but now I am eager to!

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    • July 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm
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      Oh my goodness as flight attendant, EVEN Hotels could not be more perfect! They have one near BWI are opening a new hotel in Brooklyn so that would be convenient to JFK and La Guardia. Enjoy!

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  • July 3, 2016 at 12:43 am
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    Hotel rooms look and sound like a totally fun gym! Of course mostly due to the travel involved. I will definitely keep these things in mind.

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  • July 3, 2016 at 6:10 am
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    This is such a cool place. I’ve never heard of this place, but I’d love to travel here. Staying fit on vacation can be tricky, but this place would make it fun!

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  • July 3, 2016 at 6:59 pm
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    Wow these all look awesome i had never heard of such hotels before. I think its such a great concept! So cool!

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    • July 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm
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      We hadn’t heard of it either but so glad we did in the end! Keep an eye out for more EVEN hotels, Jeanine, they are popping up around the States!

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  • July 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm
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    That looks like a wonderful hotel. The price seems reasonable for a hotel in New York. I would love to take my husband there for a visit.

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    • July 4, 2016 at 6:36 pm
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      Fitness aside, it’s a totally romantic hotel. Did you see that bed lighting video?!

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  • July 4, 2016 at 12:05 am
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    It sure would be nice to stay in a hotel that also cares about your health and your diet! I really appreciate this and their facilities are amazing, aren’t they? It’s so nice to be able to workout in the comfort of your own room too. And the food is great!

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  • July 4, 2016 at 11:04 am
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    What a great place. I wish more hotels would take an interest in our well being like this. Fitness, food, it has the whole package. Love it

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  • July 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm
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    That looks like a super great place to stay! Love it!

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    • July 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm
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      If you are into health and fitness at all it’s fantastic, but the design and location are so good…that would be enough of a reason to love it too!

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  • July 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm
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    Wow, that is so awesome. I love everything about it. I would definitely stay there more than once.

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    • July 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm
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      We definitely want to stay here more than once. It’s going to be our go-to when we come through NYC

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  • July 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm
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    This is fantastic! I would love to stay at this hotel! When we travel we make a point to walk to check out the sights around the hotel, to drink lots of water and to find fresh fruits for snacks.

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  • July 5, 2016 at 8:56 am
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    Ok now this hotel is neato!!!!! I go to the city a few times a year since I do live in NY, so I will have to check this hotel out next trip!

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  • July 6, 2016 at 1:14 am
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    Staying healthy when you travel can be hard. I love when hotels have nice gyms. This one, though, seems fantastic! Exercise equipment in the room? That’s awesome! My family and I are going to New York in August. I’ll have to see if this hotel has any vacancies.

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  • July 6, 2016 at 9:17 pm
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    What a great hotel. Super relaxing at the same time you can still get fit and healthy.

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  • July 10, 2016 at 1:29 am
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    Wow, this hotel is right up my alley. Is there really a yoga mat and ball in every room?

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  • July 12, 2016 at 5:47 pm
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    This place looks and sounds amazing. I wish I was at this level of fitness to want it everywhere I go. My husband is one to take his weights and bands on every trip. He would love this place, thank you for sharing.

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  • July 27, 2016 at 12:42 am
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    Love Even Hotels, I stay at the one in Rockville, MD and am actually excited to go “even” if the rest of the trip is a lot of work 😊

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