Hotels around the country are getting into the Olympic spirit by offering fitness activities and themed amenities inspired by the iconic games.
Triathlon Training in Scottsdale, Arizona
Guests can train like a champion—and with a champion—at the 105-guestroom Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. This Preferred Hotels & Resorts member is hosting a 3-day Triathlon Training package available year-round featuring a day of desert biking, a day of running instruction, and a day of swimming led by 200-hundred-meter butterfly Olympic champion Misty Hyman, the resort’s resident swim instructor. Each day’s activity is followed by a spa treatment designed to enhance athletic performance and soothe sore muscles, including a 60-minute Therapeutic/Sports massage, a 60-minute Reflexology Therapy session, and a 90-minute Thai Table massage. Rates for the Triathlon Training package start at $2,433 pp and include Casita accommodations and power breakfast each morning. Regular room rates start at $209 per night. For more information, call (855) 245-2051 or visit sanctuaryaz.com.
Adventure Sports in Lake Placid, New York
The adventure concierges at the 98-suite Whiteface Lodge can arrange whitewater rafting, rock climbing and other seasonal excursions for guests staying at the AAA four-diamond resort in Lake Placid, New York, which has twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. Some of the expert guides are actually past Olympic athletes, as you might have expected, seeing that a former Olympian conceived the resort itself. Modeled after the grandiose Adirondack Great Camps, Whiteface Lodge offers a variety of Lake Placid’s Olympic facilities open to guests in the summer, including Olympic museums, wheeled luge and extreme tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex, and bobsledding. To unwind, guests can take a trip over to the resort’s intimate, 8,000-sq.-ft. spa for an invigorating treatment, such as the 50- or 80-minute full body Sports Massage, which utilizes light stretching and various massage techniques to help improve guest’s range of motion, circulation, and muscle strength. August rates at Whiteface Lodge start at $448 per night. Advance reservations are required through the concierge desk for adventure activities. Instruction, roundtrip transportation from the Lodge, snacks and a water bottle are provided. For more information, call (888) 582-0505 or visit thewhitefacelodge.com.
Kiddie Olympics in Orlando, Florida
Families with smaller children will want to book the 1,400-guestroom Hilton Orlando in Florida where kid-friendly Olympic-themed summer competitions are being held through the end of Labor Day weekend. The Rio Summer Games features basketball competitions, tennis matches, golf putting competitions, and volleyball games. While the kids are away, adults can test their willpower at one of the resort’s three onsite restaurants including Spencer’s For Steaks & Chops, a contemporary steakhouse; David’s Club Bar & Grill, an American gastropub; and The Bistro, a modern American bistro serving simple, fresh and natural food. Rates start at $104 per night. For more information, call (407) 313-4300 or visit thehiltonorlando.com.