Situated in the heart of VU’s sport and learning precinct, the Altitude Hotel is a low-oxygen (hypoxic) facility that simulates a high altitude environment by increasing the level of nitrogen in the air.
This causes an increase in haemoglobin in the blood, increasing the efficiency with which blood cells carry oxygen around the body.
By lowering the oxygen level, the hotel’s atmosphere simulates an altitude of around 3500 metres.
With four bedrooms, each with bunk beds, a bathroom, kitchen and a lounge, the hotel can house up to 16 people at a time. However, each room can be set to a different altitude so guests can choose to ‘live’ in Bolivia or Arizona, or whichever altitude best suits their training or competing agenda.