IHG to open new Even hotels in Florida, Oregon

The exterior of the Even Hotel Sarasota, Fla. Photo credit: InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group is moving forward with the bicoastal expansion of its Even Hotels brand, with openings in Sarasota, Fla., and Eugene, Ore.

The Even Hotel Sarasota – Lakewood Ranchis is owned by Zieg Hospitality, and consists of 128 rooms and four suites, along with 2,566 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is located near shopping venues, restaurants, arts and cultural attractions such as Siesta Key Beach, and is eight miles from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. The Even Hotel Sarasota marks the first Florida location for the brand, with a second property slated to open summer 2018 in Miami.

On the West Coast, the Even Hotel Eugene is located near Downtown Eugene, Ore., one mile from the Autzen Stadium and north of the University of Oregon. The 100-room, two-suite property is owned by VIP Hospitality Group and offers 1,061 square feet of meeting space and a heated indoor pool. A second West Coast location will open in April as a dual-branded Even Hotel and Staybridge Suites in Seattle.

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“The expansion of the Even Hotels brand to the West Coast and Southeast is a testament to the brand’s momentum and confidence from our owners," Jason Moskal, VP of lifestyle brands, The Americas at IHG, said in a statement. "These new properties further demonstrate how the Even Hotels brand provides an innovative guest experience that wellness-minded business travelers are looking for. We look forward to additional key openings and signings in 2018.”

Both Even Hotels will offer signature brand amenities such as Cork & Kale, a café offering healthy and indulgent made-to-order options for breakfast and dinner. The eatery has been designed to provide guests with a balance of options while on the go, and is available 24/7 for guests’ convenience.

Every Even Hotels property also includes the Athletic Studio, an on-site gym offering free weights, customized Woodway treadmills, spin bikes and water rowers. Additionally, every Even Hotels guestroom includes an in-room fitness zone with a dedicated workout space, including in-room equipment and 18 different workout videos ranging from 10 to 30 minutes in length. Properties also offer running maps at the front desk for guests who want to explore the area on their own.

Even Hotels' guestrooms include color LED mood lighting so guests can select the options to create a relaxing and calming environment. In addition, Even Hotels offers a nighttime tea service.

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