InterContinental Hotels Group will add three of its wellness-focussed Even Hotels in the US in Michigan, North Carolina and Texas. Even Hotel Ann Arbor, Even Hotel Charlotte and Even Hotel Austin are all expected to open before the first quarter of 2020.
Craig Mueller, Vice President, Development, Upscale & Luxury, Americas, IHG, commented: “The brand’s expansion to these key markets speaks to the increased demand for wellness-focused hotels from both owners and guests,” said Craig Mueller, vice president of development, upscale & luxury, Americas, for IGH. “The Even Hotels brand incorporates wellness from every angle of the stay experience, and consistently earns top guest satisfaction scores. We look forward to working with Graham Hotel Systems, Mayfair Street Partners and Mopac Hotel Development LP to bring these hotels to life.”
The 111-bedroom Even Hotel Ann Arbor in Michigan will be located in close proximity to the University of Michigan campus, as well as various biotechnology, healthcare, consumer product and technology companies. The first Even Hotel in Michigan, it will include an Athletic Studio, an indoor pool and spa, an outdoor garden and patio and is expected to open in Q3 2019.
The nine-storey Even Hotel Charlotte in North Carolina will include 181 bedrooms be located in downtown Charlotte and is expected to open in Q1 2019.
Located in the Domain area of Austin, Texas, near the city’s technology corridor, the Even Hotel Austin will include 123 bedrooms and is Even’s first location in Texas. It is expected to open in Q1 2020.
All three hotels will feature a best-in-class fitness experience with the brand’s signature Athletic Studio that is larger than typical hotel gyms. Every guest room will include an in-room fitness zone with a dedicated workout space with fitness equipment and 18 different workout videos, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes in length.
Even Hotels is designed to empower business travellers and guests with access to options so they can maintain their health and wellness routines while on the road. The brand has intentionally designed every aspect of the hotel experience with an emphasis on four components: eating well, resting easy, keeping active and accomplishing more.
All Even Hotels also offer a signature sleep experience with natural fiber and high-thread count linens, fitness equipment in all guest rooms, ergonomically designed work spaces, and running maps at the front desk for guests who want to explore the area on their own.
Continuing the brand’s expansion in key cities across the US and abroad, IHG has announced recent openings in Seattle and Sarasota, with additional hotels under development in Miami, Atlanta and Pittsburgh. Internationally, there are additional Even Hotels projects underway in Greater China, Australia and New Zealand.