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Best hotel gyms in the world

The Houstonian Hotel, Club, & Spa, Houston -- One look at the Houstonian’s sprawling fitness center and an old adage comes to mind: Everything is bigger in Texas. The 175,000-square-foot space has 300 cardio and weight machines from high-end brands like Cybex and Technogym; indoor running tracks; extensive outdoor grounds; tennis courts; and a state-of-the-art pool complex. “Most guests are expecting a tiny fitness space in the basement,” says hotel manager Steve Fronterhouse. “Once they see our facilities, we’ve made a customer for life.” Flag down one of the 35 staff trainers, many of whom are experts in kinesiology, human performance and exercise science, to guide you through triathlon training or simply to point you in the direction of the next spin class. If meetings keep you away from the actual club, break out the hotel’s complimentary Fitness Warrior kit—which includes a jump rope and yoga mat—and work up a sweat in your room. (Photo courtesy © The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa)

8 best hotel gyms in the world

Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom

We’re not just talking about spa resorts. Urban, business-minded hotels are rocking the fitness market. “Gone are the days of a couple of old treadmills in the basement,” says Jason Friedman, general manager at The Siam, one of central Bangkok’s newest boutique properties. “We know that the size and quality of fitness facilities are a prominent factor in the decision-making matrix of hotel guests.”