Nowadays, vacations are no longer an excuse to slack on travelers’ daily exercise and fitness routines. In fact, many hotels are incorporating health and fitness programs into guests’ stays to keep them on track. Take these hotels for example, where staying fit is also fun.
Chip a Shot then Take a Shot at the Viceroy Miami
The Viceroy Miami offers a variety of ways for guests to stay fit between its 300-ft. long pool, gym and fitness classes. Now, the hotel is upping the ante with two, new sporty packages—the Stay ‘N Play package, available through April and the Sports & Wellness package, available through Sept. 30.
For the Stay ‘N Play package, the Viceroy Miami partnered with the nearby Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne to transform the hotel’s rooftop FIFTY Ultra Lounge into a 9-hole miniature golf course set-up around the nightclub’s private pool. On April 6, 15, 20 and 27, the hotel is hosting rooftop putt-putt happy hours, where guests can tee up for a friendly game of mini golf by the pool, while munching on snacks from a pop-up taco stand presented by Coyo Taco and sipping on reduced-priced golf-inspired cocktails, such as the classic Arnold Palmer with a twist. Rates for the Stay ‘N Play package start at $284 per room, per night, and include accommodations in Viceroy King Room, a custom golf welcome amenity and a round of 18 holes at the Crandon Golf Course for two (clubs included), plus a $50 Uber credit for transportation and early check-in and late check-out upon availability.
Additionally, guests can get their fitness on with Viceroy Miami’s Sports & Wellness package, starting at $309 per room, per night. The package also includes accommodations in Viceroy King Room, plus a sports-related welcome amenity, a daily 30-minute personal training class, a daily 30-minute stretch session, unlimited group fitness classes, and late check-out upon availability. Guests of the 148-guestroom property also have access to nearby public parks if they want to take in their exercise with a dose of nature. The luxurious bayfront property also features a 28,000 sq.-ft. spa and fitness center, two restaurants, including 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar, Cafe Icon, plus a theater room. For more information, call (866) 781-9923 or visit viceroymiami.com.
Drop and Give Me Trendy
Another South Florida hotel is offering guests a way to get/stay beach body ready. The swanky 195-guestroom Delano South Beach, an upscale Art Deco hotel on trendy Collins Avenue, is offering an ongoing Beach Cross Bootcamp class as part of the hotel’s Sand, Body & Mind wellness program. The complimentary classes, available Thursday through Saturday for all fitness levels, integrate mixed training elements for a full body work out. Thursday’s 60-minute Beach Cross Bootcamp class includes interval aerobic and functional strength conditioning, core training, plyometrics, cardio boxing and a basic yoga cool down, while Friday’s Beach Body Blast class uses non-stop movements for a high energy sculpting session. On Saturday, the Delano’s Yoga Flow class focuses on guests’ alignment, strength and flexibility with deep Vinyasa flow poses, postures and sequences. Fitness-minded guests can also take part in a private training session or private yoga class, alone, with a friend or in a group for a fee. Bootcamp participants receive a Sand, Body & Mind kit, which includes a cold-pressed Juicee juice and an acai bowl every morning, an adult coloring book to relax the mind and a schedule of fitness programs available at hotel.
After all of that hard work, your clients deserve a bit of pampering, which they can find at the agua Spa, whose poolside treatment menu includes mimosa facials, 30-minute Express massages, waterless manicures and pedicures, and a 90-minute Scrub & Rub, featuring a 30-minute Lemon Basil Scrub followed by a 60-minute Deep Tissue or Swedish massage. Additional amenities include the Delano’s signature South Beach farm-to-table restaurant, Bianca, the Umi Sushi and Sake Bar, the sophisticated Rose Bar and the subterranean lounge, FDR. Regular room rates start at $300 per night. For more information, call (305) 672-2000 or visit delano-hotel.com.
Enjoy the Ride at The Brazilian Court Hotel
The Brazilian Court Hotel is celebrating the start of spring with its Take a Ride with Lilly package in partnership with the colorful Lilly Pulitzer line of resort wear and beach chic clothing. The Take a Ride with Lilly package, available through May 31, 2016, allows guests to ride the hotel’s new Lilly Pulitzer-inspired bicycles, courtesy of the Martone Cycling Company, in the heart of Palm Beach a few steps away from the high-end shops of Worth Avenue and the Atlantic Ocean. After enjoying a breakfast for two, guests take off on their Lilly Pulitzer-inspired Martone Bicycles for a ride around town. When guests are ready for a mid-day break, they can relax on the beach with a picnic for two. Back at the hotel, guests can dine al fresco at Cafe Boulud or treat themselves with a beauty or spa services at the Frederic Fekkai’s Salon & Spa. Package rates start at $399 per night and include overnight accommodations for two in a studio and one-day bicycle rentals for two. A 7-day advance booking is required for this package. Regular room rates start at $629 in high season—November through May; $209 in off-season—June through October. For more information, call (561) 655-7740 or visit thebraziliancourt.com.