Quality Inn Convention Center
442 W. 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 714-6699
Fax: (212) 714-6681
Beauty & Spas
Rooted in the Vinyasa tradition of yoga, the OM Factory offers a plethora of classes for different levels of experience. Various types of classes can be found here, including acroyoga, arial, Forrest, Restorative, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. The studio is bright and spacious with engaging and friendly instructors.
This giant, immaculate gym located off Times Square offers everything anyone could want in a health club: cardiovascular machines, free weights, dozens of classes, a sundeck, tennis, swimming pool, climbing wall, café and spa services. Net Pulse entertainment systems are available at all cardio machines. The clientèle consists mainly of people who work in the neighborhood or live in Manhattan Plaza's towers, but actors also like this club due to its proximity to the Theater District. The club also provides plenty of programs for children and families. Check website for details.
Looking for a great haircut at a reasonable price in the heart of the Garment District? If yes, then Spiotta Salon, which has been churning out satisfied clients since 1976, is the place for you. In addition to chic haircuts and styles, the salon and barbershop offers patrons manicures and pedicures, hot shaves and men's facials. As if all this weren't enticing enough, your visit also guarantees you a complimentary shoe-shine and espresso! Make an appointment or simply walk in for a great new style.
West Vibe is a trendy Hell's Kitchen salon where you will find stylists who truly understand your hair and all its needs. The stylists will help you determine the style that suits you best, and then bring it to life. Whether you want a full-fledged haircut, simple bang-trim or an up-do, this salon will leave you satisfied. Makeup application is also offered.
The Buttercup Skincare was started by two friends who shared the craze of being pampered in spas. They loved it so much that they decided to become professional estheticians so they could start their own spa. The Buttercup Skincare offers a range of skincare services like the All Natural Buttercup Classic facial and the Glycolic Peel facial. Check their website for more information.
New York Sports Clubs offer plenty of classes, state-of-the-art equipment and immaculately clean facilities. Many of the locations have spinning studios, saunas, steam rooms and heavy bags for boxing and kick-boxing. In addition to aerobics, body sculpting, step, yoga, tai chi and African dance, classes also include Urban Rebounding, The Martha Graham Workout and the New York City Ballet Workout. This place is a haven for the fitness-conscious. One step inside and you'll soon see why its one of the trendiest places to work out at in the city. New York Sports operates gyms all over the city. Check their website for locations and class schedules.
Since its launch in 2001, Sonic Yoga has steadily risen in popularity to become a staple of the health-conscious and yoga enthusiasts not just in Hell's Kitchen, but the entire city. At the heart of the studio's popularity are the carefully designed programs that suit any skill level, from absolute beginners to seasoned practitioners of the ancient art. The studio's programs are built around the Vinyasa style of yoga. If you're interested in becoming a teacher yourself, there are a host of teacher training and certification courses to take your knowledge of yoga to the next level. The dedicated and friendly staff has made Sonic one of the best yoga studios in the city.
This is a serious tai chi chuan martial arts center run by fitness masters. The strengthening of the student in every respect is emphasized here, based upon traditional Chinese disciplines. While tai chi is regarded as a form of martial art, the emphasis here is not on the physical. Wu chi training is a major part of the curriculum, serving to erode tensions and eliminate negativism by allowing relaxation and spiritual concentration. There is also calligraphy, philosophy, age-old dance movements, meditation and a spiritual quest. Fees vary.
Having trained under the world-renowned Jacques Dessange, Fuat Celik, also known as Cedric, has all the ammunition required to turn your hair into something fabulous. You can get haircuts, highlights and various restorative treatments. a.k.a. Cedric Salon also has a 'Blow Dry Club': AKA Silver entitles you to four blowouts at USD160 per month; AKA Gold equals eight blowouts at USD300 a month; AKA Platinum gives you unlimited blowouts at USD500 a month. Reservations are recommended and you can even book online.
YoGanesh Yoga in Manhattan has customers raving about the multitude of offerings and the infectious energy of the place. Named after Ganesha, the Hindu deity regarded as the remover of obstacles, the studio creates a warm and welcoming environment. The center offers a number of yoga disciplines like Hatha-Vinyasa, power Vinyasa, Kripalu, Dharma as well as Jivamukti. Well-trained instructors ensure an enjoyable session for one and all. Though not as large as some of the other yoga studios in the area, regulars swear by the effectiveness of their session at YoGanesh.
Nina's European Day Spa & Laser Center for Men and Women spells sophistication and elegance. This unisex spa offers the latest in beauty treatments and rejuvenating therapies. This intimate spa features 13 well equipped and clean rooms. The obliging staff makes sure that you get the services and treatments that suit your needs the best. The anti-aging treatments, that this place offers are a must-try. They offer irresistible body wraps that will take you on high levels of rejuvenation.
For budding yoga instructors who wish to spread the joys of yoga to the masses, the Joschi Yoga Institute offers world-class teacher training programs in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga disciplines. Named after Joschi Schwarz, creative director and co-founder of the institute, Joschi's curriculum and training programs have received international recognition for its exhaustive content starting from the history and philosophy of yoga to the actual practice. For aspiring instructors, there's no better place in the city. For those wishing to undergo yoga sessions from the master himself, the institute conducts a number of private sessions.