IHG Opens Second EVEN™ Hotels Property, Quickly Expanding East Coast Options For Wellness-Minded Travelers EVEN Hotel Rockville Helps D.C. Area Travelers Stay Healthier and Happier while Away from Home
ATLANTA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot on the heels of announcing the opening its inaugural EVEN™ Hotels property in Norwalk, Conn., InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces that its second property, located in Rockville, Maryland at 1775 Rockville Pike, is officially open. EVEN Hotels is IHG's newest lifestyle hotel brand, created with wellness at its core and designed to help travelers Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and Accomplish More.
"Two years ago, IHG introduced the EVEN Hotels brand, pinpointing a unique opportunity to offer an entire hotel experience focused on wellness in order to meet the changing needs of our guests," said Kirk Kinsell, president, the Americas, IHG. "Following the opening of the first property in Norwalk, Conn., we are pleased to announce the opening of the second EVEN Hotel, located in the fittest metro area in the United States."
The new EVEN Hotel Rockville, located at the center of the Capital's federal and advanced technology marketplace, will better serve wellness-minded travelers in the Washington D.C. area. The EVEN Hotel Rockville was constructed with the health and wellness needs of guests in mind – the 167 guestroom seven story building incorporates calming design elements to help guests maintain the balance they desire through natural light and large open spaces throughout the hotel.
Natural touches carry through every aspect of the guest experience, providing a restful, natural and productive experience.
The brand was created to help guests make choices they feel good about in the areas of food, fitness, rest and work – from varied organic, vegetarian and low-fat food choices to natural EO bath amenities to the reusable water bottle each guest receives in his or her room.
Eat Well – The Cork & Kale Market and Bar offers a menu of freshly prepared items such as the EVEN Power Yogurt featuring super foods like goji berries and Qia chia protein and Signature Black Kale Salad that guests can modify based on their preference and dietary needs, as well as hand-crafted cocktails made with organic and natural ingredients.
Keep Active – For guests desiring a great workout, the property features a natural light filled 1,400 square foot Athletic Studio adjacent to the lobby, spin and yoga classes in the connecting Flex Room and morning community runs led by the property's Chief Wellness Officer.
Rest Easy – Restful environments are essential to maintaining balance, and a calming, open design in EVEN Hotels sets a relaxing tone within the property. Guestrooms offer a modern yet comfortable environment and feature eucalyptus fiber linens that offer a cooler sleep, naturally derived bath products and color LED mood lighting.
Accomplish More – Ergonomically designed movable work spaces at the property are configured to integrate with guests' preferences, ensuring they can complete work comfortably and efficiently. Free Wi-Fi is also available and easily accessible multi-media ports are provided both in the guestrooms and throughout common spaces.
Beyond the physical property, EVEN Hotels supports the needs of travelers through wellwellwell.com, a wellness travel site designed to provide useful content such as articles and tips on how to exercise, eat, rest and find the best local places while travelling to cities across the country. Written by a dedicated editorial team of health and wellness leaders, lifestyle experts and seasoned travelers, wellwellwell.com is a go-to source for healthier, happier travel.
The EVEN Hotel Rockville held its soft opening on June 25, 2014, and is owned and managed by IHG. The brand currently has three New York City area hotels in the pipeline: Brooklyn, New York; and two properties in midtown Manhattan. For more information about EVEN Hotels or to book an upcoming stay at the Rockville or Norwalk properties, please visit EVENHotels.com.
About EVEN™ Hotels
EVEN™ Hotels, the newest brand from IHG, meets the large and growing demand for a hotel brand to help wellness-minded travelers keep their balance on the road at an affordable price point. An industry first, EVEN Hotels invites wellness on every journey by providing solutions for all aspects of travelers' wellness needs. With an emphasis on four components, Eating Well, Resting Easy, Keeping Active and Accomplishing More, the brand serves as a travel partner, helping guests feel better about their experience and themselves based on the choices they are able to make.
The brand launched in 2012 and is expected to be a key pillar in the IHG portfolio of preferred brands. EVEN Hotels opened its first two properties in June 2014 in Norwalk, Connecticut, and Rockville, Maryland. The brand has an additional three properties in the pipeline, two in midtown Manhattan and one in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit http://EVENHotels.com/. Find EVEN Hotels on Twitter https://twitter.com/EvenHotels or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EvenHotels.
Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with nearly 79 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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 2014 ACSM American Fitness Index™ (AFI), 28 May, 2014
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