After coffee, but before breakfast, I went to work out in the Fitness Center. Walking down the hallway, I felt the tranquility and beauty even before arriving at the bamboo tree and Fitness sign.
The fitness room is large with plenty of machines, good clean flooring, and lots of windows and mirrors.
The equipment includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, recumbent bicycles and stairmasters as well as circuit machines, weights and balance balls. I even ran a few miles on the treadmill.
There were clean towels, headphones, newspapers and a water fountain (but no cups) in the room as well as a bowl of green apples (what is it about hotels and green apples anyway?).
The fitness center did not have a locker room, but there were restrooms right outside the doors to the center.
There hotel has a SPA, but I did not have the opportunity to visit it.
My review – The space is much larger than I’ve seen at many New York City hotels. In fact it is spacious! There is plenty of light and equipment and it is conducive to working out. I only ran a few miles (god forbid I should miss breakfast!), but I enjoyed the run. Overall, I really liked the gym.
My only gripe is that I believe the machines are due for an upgrade – especially the entertainment centers. Many hotels now have equipment with working televisions, videos, and, my favorite, the ability to run (or walk or cycle) on a video course from a choice of countries and cities. There are some great features, and I recommend that Kimpton invests in some of these items.
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