Cleveland's Clinic's InterContinental Suites Hotel, a multimillion dollar wellness hotel, this week is scheduled to conclude its nine months of renovation, according to a MedCity News article yesterday. With hotel-like renovations, the changes include improvements to the lobby, guest rooms, fitness center, and lighting, among other upgrades.
Targeted at medical tourists, InterContinental Suites Hotel is located on Cleveland Clinic's campus and is the only wellness-focused suite hotel in the region, according to the InterContinental website.
The 162-room facility is "[a]n oasis for guests to relax, rejuvenate and improve their overall mental and physical well-being, yet close to the city's most prominent attractions such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Botanical Garden," states the website. "From the moment you arrive you'll feel the warmth and comfort of a hotel and staff that are focused on assisting you reach your goal of wellness and good health."
The renovations include lighting and muted paint colors, keypad-enabled doors for privacy, fold-out couches for guests, and refrigerators with freezers for medications, according to MedCity News.
"We know that many people staying in our hotel are coming to visit the Clinic," said Craig Campbell, the hotel's director of sales and marketing in the article. "They're typically getting a message from their doctor that says 'You need to make some lifestyle changes.' We want to help support that."
Similarly, some hospitals across the country are also experimenting with hotel-like features to draw in patients, such as those in Washington State with changes for L.E.D. technology in lobbies, spas, and convertible furniture for family stays.
"There are a lot of hotels that have certain aspects that could be classified as wellness services, but there are few that have created a full 360-degree wellness hotel where every aspect is devoted toward enhancing the wellness of guests," Campbell said in the article.