Guests at Holiday Inn Olathe Weigh In at Check-in for ‘Weight Rate Challenge’

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Incentive aimed at helping guests stay healthy on the road

As airlines consider weighing in passengers, one hotel is following suit but rather as an incentive to help guests meet their goals to lose weight and stay healthy on the road. Now, with the Holiday Inn Olathe, KS Medical Center‘s “Great Weight Rate Challenge,” guests can weigh in at check-in to save on both their guest rooms and their health in 2010.

The unique package is based on the total weight of adults in the guestroom. Guests weigh in on the lobby scale for a per pound rate of $0.35 per night based on two adults, or for single occupancy, the rate is calculated at $0.60 per pound. The package, good through May 31, 2010, includes: deluxe king or double queen accommodations; welcome fitness gift; dinner and breakfast for two with heart healthy menu options; passes to the Olathe YMCA (within walking distance), and use of the hotel fitness center.

According to Martin Hanson, General Manager of Holiday Inn Olathe, regardless of weight, the Challenge package will never be more than $150 per night for two adults, or $110 per night for a single. “Since keeping in shape while traveling is difficult, we wanted to offer guests a package that incorporates the things they do at home to stay healthy, such as nutritious eating and exercise. Charging by the pound is our way of giving an incentive to keep in shape.”

In addition to expanded fitness facilities, the 100% non-smoking hotel features ‘Healthy Selections’ in its Meadow Grill. Breakfast includes Seasonal Fresh Fruit with Cottage Cheese, Oatmeal, and Garden Omelet. Nutritious dinner items include Caribbean Grilled Chicken Breast, Baked Salmon with Rice & Steamed Vegetables, and Grilled Chicken Wrap.

Holiday Inn Olathe is located at 101 West 151st Street, adjacent to Olathe Medical Center and minutes from shopping, dining and New Century and Johnson County Executive Airports. As the city’s only full service hotel, it underwent a complete renovation in 2008 and offers all the comforts of home with spacious, contemporary guestrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. There are 11,000 square feet of flexible event space, and full audio visual and catering services.

For details or to make reservations, visit the Holiday Inn Olathe website at or call 913-829-4000. Specials and packages cannot be combined with other promotions and are based on availability; blackout dates may apply. The hotel is managed by Leisure Hotels of Leawood, Kansas.


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