4 Luxe Hotel Gyms
Asia’s hotels are improving their fitness offerings, going beyond the basics to keep travelers fit. Karryn Miller takes in some of the best.
Published on Aug 19, 2013
Shanghai's 24/7 Kerry Hotel Pudong sports center (1388 Hua Mu Rd., Pudong; +86 21 6169 8858; shangri-la.com) has a 25-meter pool, along with a rooftop jogging track, basketball and tennis courts, and four exercise studios for aerobics, spinning, hot yoga and Pilates (with reformer equipment).
If it's a view you're after while you exercise, the 55th-floor Banyan Tree Marina Bay Sands fitness club (10 Bayfront Ave.; +65 6688 5533; marinabaysands.com) is unbeatable. Beyond the towering windows, the facility also has a complete line up of yoga classes and a Kinesis Technogym pulley wall.
Shangri-La Bangkok's health club (89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Rd., Bangrak; +66 2 236 7777; shangri-la.com) underwent a Bt45 million overhaul in early 2013. The 2,590-square-meter, 24-hour gym boasts a 25-meter lap pool and offers a range of fitness classes, from Zumba to muay Thai.
The 24-hour gym at the Andaman Langkawi (Jln. Teluk Datai; +60 4 959 1088; theandaman.com) has regular classes like Body Sculpting, Bosu and Foam Roller. There are also healthy outings in the surrounding rainforest, via nature walks, and jogging or mountain-biking trails.