Markham hotel transforming rooms into mini gyms with machines and healthy snacks
Hotels throughout the GTA have been pivoting their operations to try and attract more guests as COVID-19-related travel restrictions remain in place, and one Markham hotel is hopping on the trend by turning some of its guest rooms into fully-equipped personal fitness facilities.
With gyms in Toronto and other regions in the grey zone shut down, finding ways to stay active can be difficult, and that's part of why the Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel just launched its brand new "Miles by Marriot Markham" room package.
"We decided to put together the 'Miles by Marriott Markham' room package because we wanted to offer an exclusive experience for those who want to keep active while staying at our hotel whether it be for a staycation or booking a hotel room as an alternative to working from home," Bob Wong, director of sales and marketing for the hotel, told blogTO.
"In addition, with a number of gyms currently closed and with significantly reduced capacities in opened facilities, our 'Miles by Marriott Markham' room package is a great option for those who want to work out safely and privately in the comforts of a hotel room."
Each repurposed king guest room comes equipped with a cardio machine (either a stationary bike, elliptical machine or treadmill), yoga mat, light free weights, and a "wellness kit" filled with a healthy snack, beverage and a plush bathrobe.
The package also comes with a parking spot for one vehicle, in-room WiFi and a 1 p.m. late check-out.
Reservations can be made online for any date between now and Dec. 31, and the fitness package will set you back around $200 a night.
The Toronto Marriott Markham first opened its doors in April of 2018 and is the very first new-build redesigned Marriott Hotel in all of Canada.
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