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The Best Hotel Gyms

September 2, 2008

By Stephenson, Marissa

What makes good accommodations even better? Health clubs like these! * ATLANTIC CITY

The Water Club’s fitness center

The cardio and weight-training room on the 32nd floor of this new hotel has 42-foot-high windows that offer guests uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean. While you’re working up a sweat, snag the butler, who’ll be serving up drinks and aromatherapy-infused towels. You can also take a dip in the heated, 80-foot infinity-edge lap pool, (the waterclubatborgata.com)

* LAS VEGAS

The Palazzo’s Canyon Ranch SpaClub

For $35, guests receive access to the 134,000-square-foot equipment-packed fitness center, daily exercise classes, and the Aquavana suite-a haven that includes a Finnish sauna with color- therapy lights and a “snow cave” that releases real snowflakes from its ceiling to cool you off. (palazzolasvegas.com)

* MIAMI BEACH

The Standard’s Soma Fitness & Performance

At this modern facility, workout lovers can take yoga, Gyrotonic, and kettlebell classes, or opt for a customized plan from a trainer. She’ll evaluate your fitness needs based on the Soma philosophy- that you should work the body as a whole, not just individual muscles-then provide tailored exercises and illustrated descriptions. Sessions run from $110 to $150 an hour, (standardhotels.com/ miami) -MARISSA STEPHENSON

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