Chronic delays and cancellations coupled with long lines and crowded airports make airline travel more challenging than ever before. However, the Irish company Sanctifly is looking to change all this with an app designed to provide travelers access to the nearest airport hotel gyms, pools and spas — all without booking a room.
The free app gives users access to these facilities before, after or in-between scheduled flights. A member selects their airport location, travel date, and preferred activity and then browses through the Sanctifly travel options to choose a nearby partner location and their choice of amenities.
The app provides photos and in-depth reviews of each partner location to help the user make their final selection. Once a selection is confirmed, the user receives a unique access code, a private shuttle to the hotel, and enjoys the facility of their choice away from the chaos of the airport.
“I think fitness and travel wellness are becoming a bigger focus, especially with people who travel extensively,” said Sanctifly Founder, Karl Llewellyn. “Sanctifly is not just designed for the fit, gym-going traveler, but for anyone who has ever spent more than two hours at an airport and wondered what is there to do there that’s good for them, because it certainly isn’t flying!”
Once users download the Sanctifly app they can connect with facilities nearby. A variety of yearly membership options are available for frequent travelers, and non-members can pay per use. The company now has more than 60 locations around the world and continues to add new airports every month.
“Improving travel wellness is a challenge for every road warrior,” added Llewellyn. “Our goal is to provide a global solution of wellness options to enhance the business travel experience.”
Participating locations include specialist gyms, spas, health and shower rooms airports and recognized premium brand hotels including Hilton, Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Aloft, Radisson and Langham – spread throughout 50 locations in the US and Europe. The Sanctifly app is soon launching in Asia.