Cycling comes to Morgans' luxury hotels
Sunday 22 May 2011
Cycling fans will soon be able to get on their bikes at hotels from luxury chain Morgans, the latest name to add bicycles as a hotel amenity.
Morgans, which runs several high-profile properties including London's Sanderson Hotel and Mondrian properties in Miami and SoHo, announced a new bicycle program this week, which will be rolled out across its properties.
Guests will be able to use Public J7 bicycles, a Dutch-inspired design destined for city cycling that features high handlebars to aid sightseeing.
The program will kick off in London, where a new cycle scheme has seen new cycle lanes popping up all over the city, at the Sanderson and St Martins Lane hotels.
Later, the service will be rolled out to Sanderson's other properties, which include Ames in Boston, Clift, in San Francisco, Delano, Shore Club and Mondrian South Beach in Miami, and Hudson and the Mondrian SoHo in New York City.
Bikes are fast becoming the must-have hotel amenity, as tourists seek new ways of exploring cities while keeping their environmental footprint low.
Last year, Fairmont rolled out bikes from BMW across all of its hotels in North America, complete with miniature models for children, locks and helmets.
Scandinavian chain Scandic also offers bikes to rent at many of its properties, as does Four Seasons, while larger chains such as Marriott and Holiday Inn are increasing the numbers available at their properties.
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