Upscale fitness chain Equinox has announced plans to open at many as 75 fitness-centric hotels around the world, and the first one is going to be located in the Hudson Yards megaproject on Manhattan's West Side. (This makes sense, as the project's developer, Related, acquired Equinox in 2006.) The hotel, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, will include a 60,000-square-foot gym. Joining of ranks for fashionable tenants at Hudson Yards, it will cater to the clientele with indoor and outdoor pools and a restaurant featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients. It's expected to open in 2018 and will be followed by a Los Angeles hotel in 2019.
The Hudson Yards location seems like a great spot for the more fitness-oriented traveler, too, as the hotel visitors will probably have to walk everywhere since the 7 train extension is never going to be finished.
· Equinox Fitness Clubs Expand to Hotels [WSJ, via Hotel Chatter]
· Equinox Is Launching Its Own Hotel Chain for the Health-Obsessed Traveler [Racked]
· Hudson Yards coverage [Curbed]