Hotel Domestique


By disrupting routines, travel can be a fitness pitfall. But from cruise ships to airports, the travel world has hopped on the health bandwagon, trimming your excuses.

Stay with an athlete: Pro cyclist George Hincapie recently opened the 13-room Hotel Domestique (hoteldomestique.com) in South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains with bike rentals, cycling clinics, and Restaurant 17, named for the number of times the rider competed in the Tour de France.

Cruise with a game plan: Royal Caribbean International (royalcaribbean.com) teamed up with ex-NFL linebacker and TV host Dhani Jones to design fitness activities including skydiving and roller skating on its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, launching in November.

Trump Hotel Collection
Get checked-up at the spa: In Baden-Baden, the seminal German spa town, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa (brenners.com) introduces a new spa in the neighboring five-story Villa Stephanie that’s connected to an 18,300-square-foot medical care center with experts in everything from cardiology to nutrition.

Ditch the Krispy Kremes: Real Food Daily (realfood.com), the airport’s first organic, plant-based restaurant, recently opened at Los Angeles International Airport in American Airlines’ Terminal 4.

Switch on health-boosting lights: Six Senses Spas (sixsenses.com) across Asia and Europe are rolling out LED lighting designed to awaken you or make you drowsy, depending on the bright or blue setting. 

Hold the room service BLT: Trump Hotel Collection (trumphotelcollection.com) recently introduced vegan, gluten-free, and organic in-room healthy dining menus at its eight hotels. Look for yoga mats, weights, and strength-training bands stocked in the rooms too.

Do good: Pack for a Purpose (packforapurpose.org) matches travelers with community projects in their destinations, suggesting supplies needed, such as 400 pencils for schoolchildren in Costa Rica.