Westin Hotels & Resorts Inspires Travelers to Move Well in Asia Pacific

Health & Wellness

Westin Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality brand known to help runners rise refreshed and keep their wellness routine while on the road, today announced a new series of training sessions designed to support those participating in the upcoming 2018 Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore International Marathons.

On weekends beginning today through early December 2018, Westin hotels in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore will host indoor and outdoor run workouts for travelers and registered runners.

As one of the official sponsors for the Shanghai and Guangzhou International marathons, and an Accommodation Partner for Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, Westin Hotels & Resorts continues to grow and evolve its programs and partnerships, addressing how wellness is integrated into consumers' lives through the brand's six pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well.  

“Whether you're running for a sense of competition or community, Westin wants to inspire everyone to Move Well,” said Andy Kong, Director, Brand & Marketing, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “As a leader in wellness, Westin understands how important exercise, eating well and quality sleep are important; and our collaboration with the Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore International Marathons is just one of the ways we strive to be a partner in our guests' well-being.”

Move Well with Westin

The training sessions, which will be held on weekends through early December at Westin hotels in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore, will include outdoor and indoor themed runs, high-intensity interval training sessions and one low-impact water session at the hotel.  The training sessions will be led by various established in-city running groups as training consultants, to design the weekly training programs to help runners prepare for the marathons, as well as each hotel's Run Concierge.

Today the brand boasts more than 225 Run Concierges globally, who host group runs and encourage runners of all levels to grab a runWESTIN™ map and explore their destination.  In addition, Westin's Gear Lending program in partnership with New Balance® remains an industry game-changer, allowing guests to pack light and stay fit with New Balance shoes and clothing for guests to use during their stay. 

Win Marathon Passes by Becoming a Marriott Rewards? or SPG? Member

Interested travelers can sign up for Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty programs, and then register for the complimentary limited slots in the training sessions via this link. Marriott Rewards and SPG Members also have the chance to win passes to take part in the Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore marathons.

Exclusive Privileges for Marathon Participants  

During the race week, participants of the International Marathons will have the opportunity to enjoy special promotions at Westin hotels in these three cities by showing their runner tags.

Singapore: Marathon participants who book their stay at The Westin Singapore through the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon will receive extra benefits from Westin including a special race pack.  They can also enjoy a special nutritional breakfast on race day, transfers to and from the race venue, bag check-in and more. 10% dining discounts at The Westin Singapore will also be available for all race participants from 1 to 23 December.

Shanghai: From 12-18 November, marathon participants can enjoy free access to the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, heated swimming pool and sports equipment rental services at The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai. Dining discounts are also available.

Guangzhou:  From 1 to 23 December, participants of the Guangzhou Marathons will enjoy 15% dining discounts at The Westin Guangzhou and The Westin Pazhou, Guangzhou.

While these promotions are specifically in support of registered participants in the 2018 Shanghai International Marathon, 2018 Guangzhou International Marathon and 2018 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, all guests staying at a Westin hotel can enjoy the brand's signature WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio and workout Gear Lending program, as well as participate in group runs led by the hotels' Run Concierges.

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About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, empowers guests and associates to embrace well-being and be their best selves through the brand's six pillars of Well-Being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well.  At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly Bed, RunWESTIN and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance and more.  To learn more, visit www.westin.com. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Westin.