Cambridge, MA – S3 Design recently announced the completion of the Boston Marriott Cambridge Fitness Center at 50 Broadway in Cambridge.
In an effort to increase use and motivation for the fitness-minded traveler, the firm combined the existing small exercise room with the existing pool located on the fourth floor. By filling in the pool, the hotel was able to regain valuable floor space.
The design team included S3 Design, WB Engineering, and Daigle Engineers. The general contractor was Benchmark Construction.
The high-end fitness center is 4,000sf of dedicated cardio, strength, stretching, and studio space, along with a refreshment bar and locker rooms. The former pool is now lined with new cardio equipment, equipped with built-in TVs, and defined by a ceiling soffit where linear lights stretch across and wrap down the wall.
The 400sf studio features Fitness On-Demand for guests to choose their own workout experience, whether it be yoga, HIIT, or a cycling workout on a virtual course.
The bright color palette is highlighted by a mix of soft brown wood and bright white slats that define space through wrapping solid and void. A sophisticated blue tone gives the space a fresh pop of accent color. The locker rooms pull in the wood from the Fitness Center to define the vanity and shower areas, highlighted by blue accent tile. The cardio, weights, and stretching areas are further defined by floor to ceiling murals that act as piers between existing glazing. The images of athletes training add to the dynamic nature of the space.
As more and more people view fitness as a priority in life, it was important for Marriott to provide a desirable amenity to continue fitness motivation while traveling. The Boston Marriott Cambridge now has a high-end fitness amenity that rivals smaller health club offerings.