Mon, 10 June 2019

Westin Expands Support of Top-Tier Marathons in Asia Pacific

Westin Hotels & Resorts has renewed and expanded its support of top-tier marathons across the Asia Pacific region.

For the first time, Westin will be the exclusive hotel partner of Australia’s largest marathon, Melbourne Marathon Festival on 13 October 2019. The Westin Melbourne will provide an intensive 10-week training program leading up to the race, as well as special packages and privileges for guests staying at the hotel during the marathon.

Two runners completing a marathon in Hong Kong. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

Since the launch of Westin’s marathon partnerships last year, Westin Hotels & Resorts continues to be the official sponsor of China’s most popular marathon, the Shanghai International Marathon which will tale place this year on 17 November 2019. The Westin Shanghai will offer early Eat Well breakfast service ahead of the race to ensure that guests participating in the marathon are energized for their run. Meanwhile, #runWestin team members in Shanghai will have Eat Well breakfast along with limousine pickup from their home and dropped off at the hotel, which is within walking distance to the start line.

 For the second year in a row, Westin is the official partner of Tokyo Marathon (1 March 2020) - one of the most coveted international marathons in Asia-Pacific, and the only race in Asia to be included in Abbott World Marathon Majors, a shortlist of the top six marathons worldwide. Special experiences and workshops will be held at the Westin Booth for Marriott Bonvoy members and the public at the Tokyo Marathon Expo ahead of the race, as well as special surprises at the finish line for all who participated in the coveted marathon.

“We recognize that running is becoming a major sport across Asia-Pacific with many of our guests traveling to participate in top marathons,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing Asia-Pacific, Marriott International. “The Westin brand has always provided comprehensive Run Westin programs at all of our 225 hotels in 40 countries and territories worldwide. In Asia-Pacific, we’re now taking it up a notch with elevated experiences both pre and post-races as part of our continued partnerships with top-tier marathons.”

Both hotel guests and local communities, have access to training sessions at participating Westin hotels across Asia- Pacific, including running clinics guided by the Run Concierge, Westin workouts, as well as an Eat Well program that supports runners and sports enthusiasts.

 Westin Hotels & Resorts 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. Westin also makes it easy for travelers who want to pack light with its Gear Lending program that lends workout apparel and sneakers for a nominal fee.

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