From our archives, Compass Magazine, Sep. 2002:
This attractive four-floor glass structure, located next to The Landis Hotel, has been drawing attention for some time and is now open for business with a full range of health club facilities that are open to members and hotel guests. Indoor facilities include dozens of exercise and weight machines on the second and third floors, where there is a good view of the surrounding area, plus squash court, sauna, children’s play room, and aerobics studio and spinning room where regular group sessions are held. One of the nicest features is the 30-by-18-meter outdoor swimming pool, which includes a kids’ pool, jacuzzi and water-massage area. With Balinese-inspired decor and plenty of palm trees, this is undoubtedly one of the most attractive swimming areas in Taichung. An American bistro-style restaurant is also scheduled to open next to the pool in September and a fourth-floor spa is in the works before the end of the year. Club membership is NT$48,000 a year, with no extra monthly fees tacked on. Members also get discounts for hotel restaurants and rooms and the New York New York Learning Center and Ever Good Dental Institute in the adjacent building.
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