Five-star luxury hotel Sofitel Sydney Darling is investing in health and wellness with the introduction of an “urban wellness retreat” to encourage guests to stay active during their stay.

The hotel’s fitness centre has been kitted out with three bikes from US fitness technology company Peloton.

Guests at the luxury hotel now have access to Peloton’s live and on-demand classes across 10+ fitness disciplines, all of which are taught by a roster of 50+ global Peloton instructors. They can also opt to work out in the privacy of their own room if they reserve a bike in advance.

“As a leading luxury hotel, we pride ourselves on creating premium guest experiences that add real value, and remain deeply committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of our guests,” said Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Owner, Dr Jerry Schwartz.

“This has become even more paramount in recent years, as Australians look to prioritise their lifestyle needs – both at home, as well as on the road.

“At Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, we are investing in establishing Sydney’s premier urban wellness retreat, and are thrilled to be one of the first hospitality brands in Australia to offer Peloton’s pioneering connected fitness experience to visiting international and domestic travellers.

“Peloton’s Bikes are an excellent way to not only increase our guest’s enjoyment (and endurance) within our gym, but we have also commenced a service where guests can request a Peloton Bike for their room so they can workout at a time, place and pace that suits their individual needs.”

Peloton launched Down Under last year, and is now working with over 30 properties across more than 20 boutique and premium brands from around the country.  

“Businesses continue to tell us about the importance of wellness to their guests, employees, and residents,” said Peloton Interactive Vice President, Commercial, Betsy Webb.

“As we continue to expand our presence in Australia, we look forward to introducing Peloton to even more locations.”

Globally, Peloton has a presence in over 1,700 hotels and over 1,900 corporate gyms and offices, as well as a number of short-stay luxury rental properties.