The Best Hotel Gyms in Asia
These top-notch hotel gyms will give you the best fitness experience while visiting Asia.
The hotel gym used to be an afterthought for travelers and hotels alike. It was often tucked away in a room the size of a closet, windowless and containing a few cardio machines and maybe a set of light dumbbells. But things are changing.
Many hotels are beginning to understand that health and fitness are important to more and more travelers these days. In an effort to court the growing number of fitness-minded travelers, hotels are building bigger and better gyms.
We've analyzed reviews, spoken with hotel operators, looked at countless photos, and visited many in person, all while taking into account factors like space, equipment, views, and convenience.
These are our picks for the ten best hotel gyms in Asia.
Hotel Jen Beijing
The Shangri-La Health Club at Hotel Jen in Beijing features a gym called the Trainyard - eleven different workout zones on two different floors. There’s a mixed martial arts ring, a swimming pool with a skylight, a sauna, juice bar, and several studios. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer amazing views of Beijing.
Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai
Enjoy access to cardio machines and free weights at Kerry Sports, open 24 hours a day. The 6,000 square meter facility features everything fitness enthusiasts need to stay fit while traveling, as well as an Adventure Zone for families.
The Langham Hong Kong
The split-level Health Club at The Langham features state-of-the art equipment including cardiovascular and strengthening machines and free weights. Personal trainers and workout classes in Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, and singing bowl sound therapy.
The best thing about the Health Club at The Langham is the fantastic view of Hong Kong from level fifteen. It's open 24 hours a day and offers guests options such as a personal trainer or a Health Club membership.
Fit Gym at W Taipei provides guests with an array of cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, yoga/aerobics room, and a spa in over 400 square meters.
Four Seasons Seoul
The Gym at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul offers everything you need and more for your health and well-being. The 8,772-square-foot facility includes state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, rooms for group classes and a spacious stretching zone.
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok
The Fitness Club at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok is a top-class facility. A strength training zone with free weights, including barbells, dumbbells, and benches, and cardiovascular area are complemented by a group exercise area for a wide range of workouts. Professional personal trainers are available.
Mulia Spa at Hotel Mulia Senayan Jakarta
The Mulia Fitness Centre at Hotel Mulia Senayan is newly remodeled and provides guests with a 360 degree panoramic view of Jakarta while working out. Mulia Fitness Centre provides the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment, with personal fitness trainers and a variety of group classes available.
W Retreat and Spa Bali
FIT at W Retreat and Spa Bali offers an incredible health and wellness experience for guests. The facility is state-of-the-art and is open 24 hours a day. Equipment includes standard cardio machines, free weights, a detox chamber, steam room, hot stone bath, and cold plunge.
What sets this one apart are the fitness programs. Morning meditation, sunrise stretching, and outdoor circuit training are just some of the many programs available.
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
The WestinWORKOUT® Gym at The Westin Kuala Lumpur offers guests access to treadmills and stationary bikes for heart-pumping cardio, or strength machines and free weights for toning up.
Shangri-La at the Fort Manila
At over 8,000 square meters and taking up two floors, Kerry Sports Manila is the ultimate fitness experience for those visiting Manila. The gym is spacious with tons of equipment and there's a basketball court, tennis courts, squash courts, and exercise studios for yoga, spinning, and boxing.
Carlton Hotel Singapore
The Club on the Park gymnasium and aerobics studio flank either side of a pool on the 47th floor. The studio features body sonic flooring, while the gym is equipped with a complete range of Life Fitness weight training and fitness equipment.
Floor-to-ceiling windows with a stunning view from 47 floors up make the Park Hyatt in Tokyo arguably the hotel gym with the best view.
If you're planning a visit to Asia and you care about your fitness, these hotels must be considered. Do yourself a favor and make time to workout while you travel. Stay at one of these hotels and your experience will be all the more enjoyable.
Cover Photo Credit: Hotel Jen Beijing