• Get in a Good Workout at One of These 3 Hotels

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

Chicago hotels are inviting meeting attendees to bust a move with new fitness programs that really stretch the limits of breakout sessions.

JW Marriott Chicago recently launched the “Fit Meetings” program, exclusively tailored to meeting participants. It offers a choice of three breakout enhancements that focus on meditation, posture and boosting energy or three longer-format fitness classes led by the spa’s Nike-certified personal trainers. Groups of up to 200 are welcome. 

InterContinental Chicago is overcoming that afternoon slump with more mindful exercises. The new “Get Centered” program is through a partnership with CorePower Yoga and allows guests a complimentary week pass to a nearby studio as well as a mat to use throughout the stay.  

As part of its new Signature Event offerings, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park begins the day with a Morning Bike Tour. Guests are able to rent a set of wheels and then bike along the lakefront at their own pace. Upon returning, bottled water, a chilled towel and a healthy menu of fresh juices and seed mixes will be waiting. 

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.