Luxury Hotels

Simply Sunday, high praise for a luxury hotel’s thoughtful wellness

View from the outside gym, 0630, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, Four Seasons

For the last six weeks the gal has been looking for an all-purpose baseball cap that does publicise a hotel, a ship, a golf course or Taylor Swift – the last cap lasted nearly ten years, and all it had on the front was a Canadian flag and the words ‘Rocky Mountains’.  It fell apart, not from baseball but because it is used twice a day for workouts.

Luxury hotels do sometimes have great headgear – see the superb selection above, in the reception foyer of Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, Four Seasons. They certainly think of everything, other than baseball caps, here. What I really liked about its wellness is having two gyms, a Technogym with Kinesis inside, and, out in the gorgeous gardens, an outside gym (only four Technogym pieces, no Kinesis, but it is so marvellous to be working out in fresh air and looking down to the Mediterranean Sea).  Another Four Seasons, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, also has an outside gym, as does Taj Campton Place in San Francisco.  See, I remember these facilities, whereas anything inside, particular those without windows, are, regardless how much has been invested on the equipment, quickly forgotten.

Please will developers and operators take note.  Working out, outside, is far more fun, and better for you, which makes happier customers who could well become more loyal…