Hotels add health features to room design

Rooms include vitamin C shower infusion and light therapy

As business and leisure tourists place increasing importance on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet while travelling, hotels are now coming up with initiatives to include health and wellness even in the room designs.

Research says that on average wellness-minded travellers spend 130% more than the average global tourist.

Delos Living is a wellness design company that worked with MGM Resorts International to convert 171 rooms on one floor of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas into “Stay Well” rooms.

Each room has up to 20 features including vitamin C shower infusion, air purification, water filtration, light therapy, photo-catalytic coating, blackout shades and healthy in-room menu and minibar choices.

The rooms cost about 25% more than standard room rates and due to positive customer feedback average occupancies are now between 90% and 100%.

“We felt it was important to […] look at the [in-room] architectural and design elements and see what we can do to enhance the guest’s stay with regard to health-minded features,” said Delos Living founder Paul Scialla.

InterContinental Hotels Group’s new Even Hotels brand, Tryp by Wyndham and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group are also incorporating innovative health and wellness features in guestroom design.


[pictured: vitamin C-infused showers in MGM Grand “Stay Well” rooms; photo courtesy MGM Resorts International]