SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA: At only one year old, Swissôtel Sydney’s vitality program, a first of its kind, continues to place focus on the natural vitality and healthy lifestyles of its guests.
At the centre of this program is a range of actives that guests can do either in their room, in the gym or outdoors, whenever it is convenient for them. A brand new program commenced on Monday, March 18, 2013, a particular highlight is the opportunity for guests to order gym equipment to be set up in their room. Provided with instructions, guests can use a Swiss ball, Aero Step, yoga mats, Thera-Bands or Pilates rings to aid balance & coordination, increase flexibility and strengthen muscles. Anyone who prefers outdoor training are provided with a jogging map which show planned routes around Sydney’s CBD of various distances for different levels of fitness. The new weekly activity program also includes guided walks by the concierge department and a session of Thai Chi by the outdoor pool.
Recently introduced is a larger selection of healthy and light dishes available during breakfast as well as on the room service menu. Conference and event organisers will also have the option of a stimulating vitality break which has been crafted to prepare the body for lunch during the morning break and ensure no one experiences ‘three thirtyitis’ in the afternoon.
As further commitment to this program, Swissôtel Sydney was the first hotel in Sydney to invite 200,000 bustling bees to reside on the roof of the hotel, in a project affectionately known as The Buzz Factory. This organic honey is used daily throughout the hotels food and beverage offerings including in Just pure bistro, for both breakfast and dinner, Crossroads Bar and in room dining.
Another recent addition to the hotel is a brand new peach tree, adopted from Bilpin Fruit Bowl located only 55km out of Sydney. This tree will be ready for harvesting in early December 2013 with all fruit being utilised throughout the hotel or sold in the markets with proceeds going to the Cancer Research Unit at the Children’s Hospital Westmead.
Swissôtel Sydney celebrated the milestone yesterday (21 March) by offering healthy juices and smoothies to guests upon check-in and check-out, as well as an open invitation to all guests to join the staff of the hotel at 7.30am for the first session of Thai Chi.