6 HOTEL BIKES TO TAKE A RIDE ON THIS SPRING

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Spring is in the air and once again, stylish hotel bicycles are hitting the streets! Here are a few bikes we wouldn’t mind cruising around on, even at the risk of looking like a totally staged advert for a millennial brand. Except that this contributor is technically not a millennial. But we don’t have to talk about that right now. Pedal away!

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The Setai in South Beach has just put out new custom-made bikes from Republic. These bikes have been specially engineered for riding along the sand or on busy streets. And they look so pretty too, featuring brush nickel baskets, soft leather handlebar and seat saddle, a custom-made wooden chaincase with gold logo details and coral rubber wheels. For the safety conscious rider, the hotel also has matching Setai helmet for guests to don. (We’re still waiting on this pic. #PleaseSendSoon #EagerEyes.)

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In Austin, at Kimpton’s new Hotel Van Zandt, guests can grab a custom-made PUBLIC bike right from the lobby of the hotel. Go ahead! After all, the sign says, “Take me, I’m yours.”

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South of the border, The Beach House at Thompson Playa del Carmen has complimentary beach cruisers for its guests to use while exploring Calle Corazon or downtown Playa del Carmen. We only suggest biking before you partake in the hotel’s homemade sangria workshop.

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In the holy land of bicycles–we’re talking about Amsterdam, course–the just-opened Generator (as of March 16) offers slick, high-tech Vanmooth bikes for its free-wheeling (literally) guests to use during their stay. These bikes are even equipped with GPS and LED lights. Toot toot!

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Skipping on down to the Philippines, The Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort in Manila has unveiled BAMBOO bikes, with stylish matching helmets, for their guests to ride around on. #YASSS.

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And we’re back where we started in South Beach where the W Hotel has rolled out goreous blue Martone bikes for their adventure-seeking guests. It’s like they were made for Instagram. Sorry, tight booty not included.

[Photos: The Setai; Hotel Van Zandt; Thompson Playa del Carmen, Generator Amsterdam; Instagram; and W South Beach]

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Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor HotelChatter.com. A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.

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