ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group today announces the opening of the EVEN Hotels brand’s fourth hotel and second New York City location, the 202-room flagship EVEN Hotels Brooklyn. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the hotel is also adjacent to IHG’s Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown, which opened in April. EVEN Hotels is IHG’s newest lifestyle hotel brand, and was created with wellness at its core.
“We’re thrilled to bring the newest EVEN Hotels property to New York City’s dynamic borough of Brooklyn,” said Jason Moskal, vice president of lifestyle brands, the Americas, at IHG. “The huge success behind the opening of our first NYC hotel in November 2015 demonstrated the high-demand for wellness focused travel experiences; and as the only holistic wellness brand in the hotel industry, we are continually dedicated to helping guests find their balance wherever the wellness-minded traveler both lives and travels to.”
With the opening of EVEN Hotels, visitors to Brooklyn can now look to maintain their wellness routines when they stay at the hotel, while also being in close proximity to culturally local experiences that Downtown Brooklyn is known for. The hotel is located within walking distance to many places including Forte Green Park, where guests can visit the Saturday GreenMarket held year-round; catch a performance at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music); or even try their hand at indoor rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders.
As soon as guests arrive at EVEN Hotels Brooklyn, natural elements of wood and living plants create a welcoming and revitalizing space. The hotel offers different design and technology elements to help guests maintain the balance they desire. Guests can also expect a personalized service culture where team members champion wellness and inspire guests to stay on track while on the road.
Eat Well: The Cork & Kale Market and Bar offers a menu of freshly prepared food items, such as a yogurt bowl with house made granola, a customizable signature black kale salad, flatbreads, all-natural burger, and indulgent desserts. Guests can also enjoy organic and natural libations, freshly-squeezed orange juice from a Citrocasa machine, and free filtered water available throughout the hotel. The hotel has also partnered with purveyors like the Brooklyn Brewery to serve local goods in the restaurant.
Keep Active: For guests desiring a great workout, the property features a natural light filled two-level Athletic Studio, which also includes a two-story living green wall. Spin and yoga classes are offered in addition to group runs to the Brooklyn Bridge Park led by the property’s chief wellness officer. The 2.2-mile loop can easily be modified to a 5k or 10k course for runners or walkers looking to increase their distance. For those who prefer to work out on their own, guestrooms feature an in-room training zone, which includes a foam roller, yoga mat, yoga block, core exercise ball, and the EVEN Hotels Trainer, a mounted fitness wall that includes resistance bands. The brand also developed 17 fitness videos, with an additional two created exclusively for the Brooklyn property by celebrity trainer David Kirsch, and a robust in-room training guide that shows guests different ways to use the equipment.
Rest Easy: Restful environments are essential to maintaining balance, and a calming, open design throughout EVEN Hotels sets a relaxing tone within the property. Guestrooms offer a modern yet comfortable environment and feature eucalyptus fiber linens that offer a cooler sleep; fully glass-enclosed rainfall showers; naturally derived bath products exclusively available from EO and color LED mood lighting.
Accomplish More: Ergonomically designed movable work spaces at the property are configured to integrate with guests’ preferences, ensuring they can complete work comfortably and efficiently. Guestrooms feature both moveable desks and stand-up desk options. Places to sit back, relax, and catch up on the day include the hotel’s outdoor garden. The garden features exposed brick walls, ample comfortable seating, an abundance of greenery, great lighting in the evening, and great sun exposure during the day, giving guests space to relax and rejuvenate whenever they like. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel.
EVEN Hotels is expanding rapidly with hotels now open in New York City, Rockville, Md., and Norwalk, Conn., and seven hotels in the pipeline including a third New York City area hotel (Manhattan), Omaha, Seattle, Miami, Eugene, Houston, and Pittsburgh.