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Fitness-focused hotel chain to come to metro Atlanta

Guests can workout without leaving the room at metro Atlanta’s first wellness-focused hotel

It can be hard to maintain your usual routine when you’re on the road, which is what inspired one hotel chain to bring wellness one step closer than a communal workout space. 

At Even Hotels — launched by InterContinental Hotels Group in 2012 — guests can workout without even leaving the room. 

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There are currently about a dozen locations of the niche hotel nationwide, and plans to expand include a new location in metro Atlanta. 

The development firm behind the Even Hotels Alpharetta-Avalon Area, located at 2715 Old Milton Parkway, released renderings for the hotel this week and said the location will be open early next year. 

It’s located near Alpharetta’s mixed-use development known as Avalon, which has been expanding over the last several years.

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The Alaphretta location will be the chain’s first hotel in Georgia — with other locations operating in places like New York, Seattle and Miami.

“This trend of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is becoming a life choice for many, many customers, and this trend is growing,” IHG’s Christian Hempell said when the chain first launched in 2012.

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So, no need to pack your yoga mat or weights when traveling — they’ll be in the room waiting. Along with a standing desk, reusable water bottle, workout channels on the TV and “mood lighting within headboards to deliver a holistic wellness experience,” according to a release from the company. 

The hotel, which developers broke ground on last year, is slated for a Jan. 1 opening. Perhaps guests here will be able to stick to those New Year's resolutions.

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