British hotel group Yotel has launched its Marathon Pit Stop package at 11 of its properties in major cities – including London, New York and Porto – that host the most popular marathons worldwide. It includes healthy treats for refuelling, flip-flops for tired feet and a 25% discount for onsite post-race dining and drinks, offered to those with a finisher medal. Marathon supporters receive a portable charger and a Make Your Own Banner kit.
Elsewhere, American hotel chain Westin Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Abbott World Marathon Majors – a competition of six major marathon races taking place in Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City – on tailored experiences for runners and their supporters. As well as hosting pre- and post-run training and recovery sessions, select Westin hotels in the marathon cities provide equipment loans (for recovery and total body strength training) and on-the-go snacks for fuelling up on race day. Meanwhile, supporters can create personalised signage at an onsite poster designing station.