Hyatt buys spa specialist exhale

Move follows trend for hotel companies to boost health and fitness
Hyatt Hotels is expanding what it offers in terms of fitness and wellness as it buys the spa company exhale. The move follows Hyatt’s purchase earlier this year of Miraval Group, which runs an acclaimed spa resort in Arizona.
The purchase price was not disclosed for exhale, which has 25 locations in the US and the Caribbean, both free-standing and in hotels.
Hyatt says it will keep the exhale brand and not change its locations – even though some of them are inside non-Hyatt hotels, such as the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in New York.
“Our acquisitions of Miraval and exhale are components of an overall strategy to deliver wellness to our guests and our colleagues,” said Steve Haggerty, Hyatt’s global head of capital strategy, franchising and select service.
The moves follow a trend for major hotel companies to boost health and fitness, such as InterContinental Hotels Group building EVEN, an entire brand focused on wellness.
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