Hi-tech gym and 125 new jobs at £21m hotel

The new Village Hotel Club team pictured with general manager Pedro Mendes.

Portsmouth is set to open its most hi-tech gym – and you can get a sneak peek  

It’s time to wake up Portsmouth – Village Gym, part of Village Hotel Club Portsmouth, ready to welcome locals for a tour before it opens on 1st November

The arrival of the multi-million pound Village Hotel Club Portsmouth will help energise the local economy with 125 new jobs

Wake up Portsmouth. The world-class health club Village Gym is opening its doors to give a sneak peek of the 2,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art gym. This comes as part of the brand new £21m hotel development in Portsmouth’s Lakeside business park.

The arrival of Village in Portsmouth brings with it 125 new jobs, 25 of which will be working for the Gym, which officially opens on the 1st November.

Those interested in joining will be treated to an exclusive tour ahead of opening and benefit from an exclusive founding member offer of only £46 per month, with no joining fee.

With cutting-edge equipment from Technogym, the gym offers an unrivalled selection of over 100 fitness classes a week.

It boasts one of the world’s most innovative group cycling classes, ‘THE TRIP’ from Les Mills©, which combines a cinema style screen with the very latest sound and lighting technology to deliver a truly immersive fitness experience, allowing members to ride through digital worlds in a unique studio environment.

For those after a more calming work out, there are plenty of yoga and Pilates classes on offer.

For the purists focused on simply burning the calories Village’s exclusive HIIT class, Burn, shows participant’s heart rate on a digital screen at the front of the class, as they compete to reach ‘the zone’ and achieve the ‘afterburner effect’ – a heightened calorie burn for the next 12 to 24 hours.

Village Hotel Club Portsmouth

The Gym is located in Village Hotel Club Portsmouth, which will fully open on the 6th November. The sleek black box concept will also offer comfy rooms with huge TVs, high power showers and big beds.

More than a hotel, it is also home to a Village pub serving signature buckets of wings, burger stacks and cool beers, the Village Grill Restaurant, a Starbucks coffee shop, and an extensive events suite where you can dance all night at a tribute tour, hold a private function or even tie the knot.

Additionally, the Village Hotels Business Club offers a versatile meeting space where guests can enjoy free super-fast Wi-Fi and order tasty food and drinks.

Members of the Village Gym get a double boost with the added bonus of 10% off food and drink at the Village Pub and Grill, 20% off Village Hotel rooms and access to a private members website where classes can be booked online.

Pedro Mendes, the General Manager of Village Hotel Club Portsmouth, said: “We are itching to get started. The next level equipment and classes, combined with our trainers, make Village Gym stand out from the rest.”

About the Village Hotels group:

The Village Hotels group consists of 28 hotels across the UK, with the addition of Portsmouth bringing the number to 29 in 2017.

More than just a hotel, Village offers more than just a bed for the night. Dine out, Stay. Work out, Play. Our comfy rooms come with big beds, mega TVs, great showers, in room technology, Sky Movies and more.

We offer a state-of-the-art gym and pool, a Village Pub serving all day and Village Grill for a la carte dining, not forgetting a Starbucks coffee shop for that morning pick-me-up.

Meet at the Business Club where we offer an office away from home, with flexible working space and membership options. After dark the party starts in our events suite where you’ll fine tribute acts, weddings and banqueting functions.