Most New Year's Resolutions, according to statistics do not last longer than three months. With my upcoming wedding, the plan is for me to be more focused on wellness (#shreddingforthewedding). I've been staying motivated with early morning workouts, healthy meals and spotting the latest fitness-centric industry trends. In the spirit of maintaining these goals, this blog post highlights "health-conscious" projects.
One of the easiest ways to break a resolution is while traveling, but with hotels becoming more wellness-focused it is easier than ever to stay on track.
A great example is EVEN® Hotel Times Square South, the latest brand from IHG® designed by Glen & Company. This property caters to health-conscious travelers, with the slogan "Stay well at the EVEN® Hotel" and whether traveling for business or pleasure or both (#bleisure), guests are assured that their wellness routine will not be compromised.
When you enter the property, you are greeted with natural elements including Interwoven Eco-Panels on the focal wall, MIXX® Porcelain and NaturaStone™ Porcelain installed on the floor complementing the wall of living foliage. The hotel also has a wellness den (also showcasing Interwoven Eco-Panels) where guests are encouraged to play ping pong, listen to music, and curl up in the reading nook. Freshly prepared and fully customizable food is available at the hotel’s Cork & Kale™ Market and Bar.
Adding to the hotel’s fit and hip vibe, a 1,200-square-foot gym is visible for all guests on the ground floor, the motivation starts there! In each guest room, Cork Flooring supplied by ASI is the perfect application as it is high-performing, sustainable and, most importantly, conducive for the foam roller, yoga mat, core exercise ball and a mounted fitness wall equipped for the In-Room Training Zone. Added bonus: Your workout clothes can be washed and dried in one hour - free of charge... now that's luxurious motivation!
In need of some rest and relaxation? The Marmara Park Ave Hotel is the perfect escape from the noise, pressure, and pace of the busy city. The tranquil wellness center features a beautiful lap pool and a stunning Turkish Bath. ASI supplied the custom teak wood ceiling above the pool and Eco-Essence® Mother of Pearl shells as a spa accent material. The warmth from the Chelsea Hardwoods flooring collection adds to the overall comfort in each guest room, for that home away from home feeling, which is perfect for the extended stay travelers.
Equinox is taking the fitness experience to the next level by launching a hospitality brand. The properties will have indoor and outdoor pools and a restaurant serving organic and locally-sourced ingredients. This new lifestyle brand is expected to open in 2018 in NYC, and as a strategic material partner with Equinox Clubs, ASI is anxious to be part of this new concept.
Now that we have travel covered let's talk about food! The ASI team recently discovered Hungry Root (www.hungryroot.com). You have to check out these meal delivery options made of all natural superfoods that are ready to eat in under seven minutes. Ideal for all of us on the go! For a healthy treat, Yogurtology serves up frozen Yogurt - sculpting the delicious focal wall for this tasty shop is the Sculptured Collection.
ASI’s resolution is to remain committed to New Year, New Products. And this month, we are looking forward to launching two new vinyl collections and exciting additions to the uber popular Designer Laminate and Shore Hardwood collections.... stay tuned!
Whether its fitness goals, self-improvement or pursuing happiness, I hope this blog post provides you with motivation to stick to your goals throughout 2016 and "health-conscious" inspiration for your upcoming projects.