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Swiss Vitality is taking the country by storm

Beatrice Lessi

The New Live it Well

Swiss people love to stay in shape at their own schedule – they work hard, enjoy hiking and the nature, love eating organic food. It’s no surprise that a program called Vitality was developed in Switzerland and has been more and more successful each year: it is about going at your own pace, about putting  work and fitness together, and about enjoying good healthy food. Typical Swiss!

Where can you find it, and what is it exactly?

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Work, train, but don’t forget to relax

Swiss Hospitality

First of all, the initiative was created by  Swissôtel Hotels & Resort .

Swissôtel has always been in close connection to sport. Only at Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel (the one you see in these photos), for example, have stayed the FC Bayern München, ManU and Paris St. Germain teams during Champions League.  Le Plaza is also the official hotel of the Swiss indoors ATP 500 tournament, so guests like Rafael Nadal, Juan del Potro, Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev, and Denis Shapovalov return here regularly. 

On top of that, the thriving Vitality program has been developed. It is yet another example of the world-famous Swiss excellence, and includes:

  • In-room equipment you can order at any time (Aero step, Swiss ball, Thera band, Sportsmap, Pilates ring)
  • A set of exercise cards to guide you at any time
  • Expert advice on fitness
  • Guidance about the hotel surroundings, for jogs and walks at any level (also available on Google maps)
  • Fully equipped gym
  • A large selection of healthy and light food and drinks
  • A smoothie bar
  • Organically grown coffee
  • Focus on the three following subjects: Vitality in Movement, Vitality in Cuisine, Vitality in Meetings

Last but not least, I was very impressed by how friendly and helpful the staff was. Everybody made me feel very welcome and really wanted to help me relax and recharge, but also to venture into something new. I stayed at Swissôtel more than once, to work. But this time I also managed to experience in-deep the brand ethos: open, energetic, happy and passionate.

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Exercise cards to train in the comfort of your room

My Stay

June at Swissôtel is Vitality Month, so one gets exposed to all the initiatives with welcome gifts, brochures, refreshments and when checking in. I wanted to try it all, so I made sure I ordered my in-room equipment and fresh fruits almost immediately.

I worked, exercised in the room, then also paid a visit to the gym. A book and the whirlpool were the well deserved prize of the late afternoon, followed by a fabulous dinner.

What I liked most was following my own pace, and having a laugh with some staff and some colleagues. For sure I’ll be back, because I felt so refreshed.

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I love mixing gym sessions with training in my own privacy

About Swissôtel

Swissôtel Hotels & Resort offers contemporary hotels infused with the freshness and vitality of alpine energy. It is respected for its intelligent design, quality craftsmanship and mindful approach to sustainability.

The Swissôtel brand was founded in 1980 and today numbers more than 30 hotels globally. Swissôtel is part of Accor, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

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Breakfast with fresh food, smoothies and…a lot of chatting!