A survey of business travelers shows that many hotels do not provide fitness rooms, and when they do, many of them have broken equipment, are closed or are overcrowded.
The survey, conducted by New York-based Lieberman Research Worldwide for Westin Hotels & Resorts, also finds widespread interest in using exercise rooms, with 90% of travelers surveyed saying exercise relieves stress on the road and 50% saying they even exercise occasionally in their hotel rooms.
Of those surveyed, a Westin release from last week says that:
- 61% have been in hotels without fitness facilities;
- 53% said they didn't like the workout room;
- 49% have seen broken equipment in hotel fitness rooms;
- 64% said hotel fitness centers seemed like an afterthought;
- 55% have decided not to use a hotel workout room because of the bad condition;
- 41% said the facilities were too crowded; and
- 46% said the workout room was closed when they needed it.