IHG Plans Wellness-Themed Hotels in Connecticut, Maryland

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed agreements to open two new EVEN Hotels in the Northeast, it announced this week. The hotels, in Rockville, Md., and Norwalk, Conn., will be the first two EVEN Hotels outside of New York City, where the brand is scheduled to make its debut in 2014.

“We are excited to add these two new properties to our pipeline, and continue the development momentum for the EVEN Hotels brand, beyond New York City, in two strong, strategic markets,” says Kirk Kinsell, president, the Americas, IHG. “Locating the hotels in Rockville and Norwalk — both affluent communities with a high wellness-minded resident and traveler base — firmly establishes our wellness-focused brand near major markets where the existing IHG family of brands already has a broad footprint.”

Announced last fall, EVEN Hotels is a wellness-themed hotel brand that will address guest wellness in four different areas: food, work, exercise and rest.

With that in mind, both the Rockville and Norwalk hotels feature flexible public workspaces; dining and social areas; natural outdoor spaces; in-room fitness elements; a three-zone gym and flex space for small group fitness classes; as well as design and technology elements to help guests maintain balance.

Rockville’s EVEN hotel will feature 167 guest rooms and Norwalk’s 129 guest rooms. Both are expected to open in early 2014.

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