Fairmont Hotels offers Presidents Club members an interesting benefit. They will loan a workout apparel and a pair of Adidas to any card carrying Presidents Club member when staying in the hotel. While I think this is a great idea, it is a pain in the neck to drag your workout clothes and shoes with you in your roller board, I can’t help but be reminded of renting bowling shoes. Although I’m sure the Fairmont does a much better job of sanitizing the gear than the teenager working at the local bowling center.
Guests can request Adidas shorts, t-shirts, socks and athletic shoes, for use during their stay. Rental socks?! Yuck. If you rent in advance, your correct sizes are added to your Presidents Club profile. So every Tom, Dick & Harry at the hotel can tell what size gym shorts you wear. The gear is delivered directly to your room. You can keep one set for the duration of your stay or order replacements (just like getting extra towels) if yours get too sweaty after a workout.
The girl workout stuff is actually pretty cute. I like the capris.
When members return their Adidas gear, they’ll be asked to fill out the Fairmont Fit feedback form. I know, who wants to fill out a survey. But Fairmont is making it worth your while with 2 chances to win 1 set of Adidas apparel. The two lucky members will be informed in December 2007.
Via Travel Post Insider