LA PALESTRA at The Plaza is located on the lower level of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The upscale, 9,000 foot gym features a multi-level, state-of-the-art space while still preserving the classic architecture of the iconic hotel. The two-story gym features leveled ceilings, custom sleek wood doors, and iron frames to add depth and convey a raw yet refined space.
The design of this industrial space was centered on the philosophy of La Palestra:
"Culturally, from an exercise perspective, people are made to believe that the idea of beauty is that it's flawless...But it's the exact opposite. The flaws are what makes something beautiful." —Pat Manocchia, founder of La Palestra
Images by Amy Barkow courtesy of La Palestra.