SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when nearly 60 percent of Americans are making New Year's resolutions to eat better and exercise more*, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is fortifying its "stay true to you and your lifestyle" mantra by introducing new tools to inspire healthy living on the road by partnering with renowned health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer. With 35 percent of consumers stating that they don't eat healthy because they don't have the time**, chefs at Kimpton restaurants nationwide and Bauer have joined forces to make it easier to choose sensible meals by introducing seven delicious, nutritious and energizing in-room dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additionally, Kimpton and Bauer have designed complimentary, On Demand in-room videos that help travelers shake off stress, make smart eating choices and maintain a balanced life on the road.
The "Travel Healthy" in-room meals are offered all day and are light, yet filling and include selections such as Slim-Style Oatmeal; Garden Omelet; Smokey Turkey Burger Melt; and Whole Wheat Pasta with Seasonal Vegetables and Fresh Herb Goat Cheese. Each mouthwatering item is under 500 calories and prepared by chefs at more than 50 Kimpton restaurants across the country, adjacent to most of its hotels.
Bauer also stars in Kimpton's four new "Travel Healthy" short in-room videos titled Healthy Breakfast, High Energy Snacks, Tips for the "Morning After" and In-Room Workout. All are free to view On Demand. In the videos, travelers are encouraged to pick nutrition-packed foods to start the day or to refuel later; hear advice on shaking off a late-night of overindulgence; and get a boost of energy from a quick workout without having to leave the guest room.
To learn more about Kimpton's Travel Healthy with Joy Bauer, view videos, see the in-room dining menu and download images, go to http://www.kimptonhotels.com/epk/release.aspx. Visit Kimpton at www.Twitter.com/Kimpton or www.Facebook.com/Kimpton. View Kimpton's blog at www.LifeIsSuite.com.
*According to a 2004 nationwide survey conducted by Kaiser Permanente
**According a 2010 online survey conducted by The Neilson Company
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