Westin unveils new global gym concept

Westin is to roll out a global revamp of its health and fitness centers around the world, it confirmed January 31. The luxury hotel brand will make over gyms and fitness centers at all of its 186 properties this year, it said, as part of an attempt to tackle upscale competitors such as Crowne Plaza. … Continued

Starwood Preferred Guest points most valuable

Starwood’s Preferred Guest program has topped a list of the ‘best value’ reward programs from US website NextAdvisor. Preferred Guest, a loyalty program which rewards hotel guests for their stays in Starwood-operated brands such as W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien and St Regis, offered a worth of $0.021 per point when redeemed for a … Continued

Sleep At Westin Hotels, Get Free New Balance Gear

Westin has become the latest global hotel chain to partner with a sportswear manufacturer, announcing a collaboration with fitness brand New Balance. The luxury hotel brand said December 14 that it will provide guests with New Balance sneakers and sportswear to use when staying. In-room exercise programs that include stretching, cardio and yoga will also … Continued

Westin to Debut in Panama

Starwood Hotels has announced that it is to take its Westin brand into Panama, the latest entrant of a hotel boom that is sweeping the country. It will open two Westin hotels within the next two years, executives confirmed September 28, both close to Panama City. The 611-room Westin Playa Bonita Panama will offer three … Continued

Hotel to open first Amazon store

Luxury hotel brand Westin is to retail products through Amazon, the firm confirmed February 22. From March 1, fans of Westin’s hotel experience will be able to purchase items from its merchandise collection on a branded Amazon site, making it the first hotel to have an Amazon.com storefront. Products on sale will include the “Heavenly … Continued

Lipton collaborate with the Westin Tokyo

Last time, Lipton teamed up with Pierre Herme and this time, collaborate with the Westin Tokyo! These freebies are named “Tea time accessory collection”. Eight kinds of faux cakes or cuties are ready for tea time. Via: 8tokyo

Top 10 hotels showcasing Bangkok’s amazing views

Already a tourist hot spot Bangkok is now unlike any time in the past, as the readers of Travel and Leisure just acknowledged by voting Bangkok the “World’s Best City, 2008”. Being a city so rich in sights and sounds, seemingly everywhere, Bangkok can feel overwhelming at times. Luckily Bangkok hotels have made enjoying the … Continued