Minneapolis Athletic Club to become the Hyatt Centric!

The historical Minneapolis Athletic Club is being re-branded into the latest Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis!  The Athletic Club, which has been formerly branded as the Grand Hotel Minneapolis, will now be available for award bookings as a World of Hyatt category 4 hotel for 15,000 points per night.  In addition, the property will be eligible to be booked with the free Category 1-4 award certificate from the World of Hyatt card or Milestone award after 30 nights.  But more importantly, the new Hyatt Centric will be home to one of the best and largest hotel gyms:

The hotel features contemporary design, upscale guestroom and hotel amenities such as Drybar Buttercup salon-quality blow-dryers in each room, a state-of-the-art 7,000-square-foot fitness center with an indoor running track, a lobby bar and restaurant featuring American cuisine and private event facilities that can host up to 200 guests. Located in the city center of Minneapolis with direct access to an 11-mile, temperature-controlled skyway system and just thirteen miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis connects travelers to popular attractions like the US Bank Stadium, First Avenue, Target Center and Target Field.

A focus on health and wellness continues to be a priority for the former Minneapolis Athletic Club. The 7,000-square-foot, two-story fitness center at Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis features an indoor walking and running track, squash courts and endless fitness amenities. This one-of-a-kind hotel fitness center has multiple workout zones including a Nordic ski station, bench press and squat wall-mounted rig station, Cardio and HIIT zones and a room dedicated to yoga and stretching.

This will actually be the second athletic club to bear the Hyatt name.  Last year, the Chicago Athletic Association joined the Hyatt Unbound collection, and also features a full gym, though it's not as extensive as the Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis.

As you can see, the new Hyatt Centric Downtown Minneapolis will have everything a gym-goer needs. If you're the gym rat, it's got free weights galore including a power rack and a bench press.  If you're into HIIT or cardio, there are plenty of machines and spaces dedicated for you.  And if you're in for the aquatic dunk or yoga, you're bound to be satisfied.

Bottom line

It's great to see these historical athletic clubs being re-branded into chain hotels.  Not only will guests get to experience a modernized room with a classic touch, but they'll also be treated to a 7,000-square-foot state-of-the-art gym for all their fitness needs.  It's definitely been a tough time for both hotels and gyms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it'll be interesting to see how Hyatt's recent infusion of the two pans out when travel hopefully recovers.

From all of us at Flying for Fitness, please stay healthy during this trying time.  We hope you enjoyed this post.  Please consider visiting one of our sponsors by clicking on the advertisements.  Our sponsors pay us for customer visits and help us to keep the lights on.  Thanks!


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