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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by ACMM, Aug 17, 2012.
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Somewhat ironic as Accor Hotels are making internet free across all their brands in the Asia-Pacific region by the end of the year. Apparently what business travelers want matters more there.
In an era when so many people are obese or have other health issues, it seems to me that it would be in a hotel's best interest to encourage their guests to use the gym withour charge. The longer they live, the more the hotel stands to gain.
By that same metric they should take the deep fryers out of the kitchens, right??
There's a difference between a long-term vision and an LONG-term vision. Pretending that actions today are going to materially affect the stay habits of some guests 30 years from now is probably a bit too great a stretch.
that may be the case, but the hotel has little to lose in offering the gym for free as the equipment is usually replaced long before it falls apart, so the extra wear and tear is probably not a big factor. I personally don't know anyone who will pay to use a gym at a hotel, although I am sure that some people do. I think the good will accumulated by not charging is probably worth a lot more than any revenue generated.
One of the advantages of age is Silver Sneakers thru my insurance (and Medicare) Free Gym Access across the country. Although I have to leave the hotel, I can usually find a gym with Silver Sneakers Access and a full service gym. (Cardio, Machines, Free weights, and usually Swim, Sauna, and Steam.) and Classes if I so desire.
Show my card sign an insurance waiver, and proceed.