Westin Hotels throughout the region celebrate Global Running Day by helping travelers rise and maintain their wellness routine while traveling

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesJune 12, 2019 – In celebration of Global Running Day on 5th June, Westin Hotels & Resorts unveiled a new worldwide culinary program, elevating the brand’s existing wellness offerings and helping travelers fuel their workouts, productivity and sleep through food. As hospitality’s leader in wellness, Westin has a clear commitment to help guests maintain their wellness routines on the road. This new culinary offering takes prior programs to the next level, empowering choice through delicious options that suit guests’ individual dietary needs and preferences. Westin will also implement responsibly sourced, and organic items wherever possible. The new menu will be available at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and through in-room dining.

“We know that travel is stressful, and that it is increasingly difficult for travelers to maintain their wellness routines while on the road. Sticking with an exercise routine, prioritizing a good night’s sleep, and focusing on nutrition helps us feel better, be more productive and allows us to be more present during our travels,” said Brian Povinelli, Westin’s Global Brand Leader. “Our new sourcing promise and commitment to regionally-relevant menus and personal dietary needs make it easy for travelers to maintain their personal eating habits while also getting a taste of their destination, all without leaving the hotel.”

Local Menus Come to Life as More than 225 Westin Hotels Celebrate Global Running Day

Today, Westin boasts more than 225 Run Concierges around the world, who host group runs and encourage runners of all levels to grab a runWESTIN™ map and explore their destination. Guests can also tap into the run concierge network for TRX training in WestinWORKOUT fitness studios. Those who want to pack light can take advantage of Gear Lending and rent workout apparel and sneakers for a nominal fee. On Global Running Day, Westin’s roster of Run Concierges will champion guests, associates and locals with runs that are open to the community. Runners will gather post-run for locally-inspired food and beverage experiences that are focused on exercise recovery.

“Global Running Day is the ideal timing to debut this new culinary experience,” said Churchill. “After your run is completed, the work isn’t over just yet. What you eat after your run truly makes a difference. By eating the right food at the right time, you are helping maintain your overall fitness, aiding your body in recovery and reducing your chance of injury.”

At The Westin Cape Town, guests participated in a 5km Art Run through the city, which explored Cape Town’s rich art culture and discovered twelve unique art inspired landmarks. Commencing with some light fuel snacks in the lobby, the run set-off at 7am sharp and will take in sights such as Roggebaai Square, where renowned South African artist Egon Tania has transformed the city’s Foreshore region with a selection of lifelike statues. Passing through the Ghost Shark installation, Nobel Square and Cape Wheel amongst others, the run culminated at Angular Mass, a sculpture by Michele Mathison comprising of five large flywheels that formed an integral part of the Grain Silo Machinery, before heading back to the hotel to refuel on healthy snacks and coffee.

At The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius, in-house guests were invited on a 2.5km family run through the lush green Daruty Forest with the resorts fitness trainer. As well as taking in the stunning natural flora and fauna, participants were also given an Eat Well snack box to replenish after the run.

Finally, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa have been hosting a series of stimulating activities over the week dedicated to celebrating the Global Day of Running, including pre-meditation yoga, a herbal pop-up bar, and an appearance by British former middle and long-distance athlete Liz Macolgan. The finale will be a community run at Al Sadd Running Track in cooperation with the Doha Athletics Club on the evening of the 13th June, with both guests and the wider community invited to take part.

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About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts, hospitality’s global leader in wellness for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel while on the road through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well.  At 225 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings, including the brand’s iconic and award-winning Heavenly Bed; game-changing gear lending program, TRX fitness equipment in signature WestinWORKOUT™ Fitness Studios; delicious and nutritious menu offerings, and more.  Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

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