Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of its first Even Hotels property - a lifestyle hotel brand. The 129-room hotel located in Connecticut contains flexible public workspaces, dining and social areas, and a "three-zone" gym. The concept behind the new IHG lifestyle brand is to encourage and facilitate wellbeing and is focused around four key areas — exercise, eat, work and rest. The brand has a further four properties in the pipeline in Rockville, Maryland; Brooklyn, New York; and two hotels in midtown Manhattan. The concept is designed to provide business travellers with the tools and encouragement to make healthier choices while on the road at an approachable price point.