A running group that started as a way for Hyatt employees to train for the Rock n Rock Half Marathon has turned into a unique way for business travelers to burn calories while touring the streets of San Francisco.
In November of 2014, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco joined by three other Hyatt properties to create the HyMilers Running Club. The hotels were looking for something fun and healthy for employees to do together, and at the same time a group of associates were training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in the spring. Patrick Miller, Director of Rooms at Hyatt Regency San Francisco explained, “It was the perfect opportunity to start this running club and train for the marathon at the same time!”
The associates enjoyed the HyMilers weekly runs so much that they kept the club going after the marathon was over. In June, the HyMilers started inviting guests, and non-guests, to join them for a run guided by a Hyatt associate every Tuesday at 6:00 pm. The group meets at the Eclipse Sculpture in the hotel lobby and leaves at 6:05 pm on the dot.
“We usually run about 3-4 miles and welcome any skill levels.” Patrick added, “Non-guests are welcome too, it doesn’t have to be our hotel guests.”
Patrick tells us the response from guests has been very positive. “Some guests are unfamiliar with the area, so it’s great to jog with a group of locals.” The program is especially helpful for business travelers who travel alone. It provides a fun way to run with a group instead of working out alone.
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco also provides running maps (shown below) for guests who would like to run on their own, following the suggested route along the Embarcadero waterfront. The Hyatt Regency San Francisco also has a 24 hour StayFitTM gym and in-room yoga with the YogaAwayTM program.
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