Equinox Holdings plans to open its first hotel in 2018 on Manhattan’s west side, according to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal. A Los Angeles hotel will follow in 2019; Equinox expects to open as many as 75 hotels around the world in the years to come. The New York–based company is betting that fitness-minded travelers are willing to spend more to stay at
“We are appealing to the discriminating consumer who lives an active lifestyle and wants to have that as a hotel experience,” Harvey Spevak, chief executive of Equinox, told the Wall Street Journal.
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