Westin Partners Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series; Searches for RunWestin Concierge

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Westin has partnered the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series - a leading series of entertainment themed road-running events - to offer a collection of premier marathon packages designed to give running enthusiasts a leg up on the competition.

Through this partnership, race participants are able to book a personalized, VIP marathon experience in key markets across the United States.

From pre-race pasta dinners and group warm-up runs to VIP race bib pick up and access to Westin's on-site recovery tent the new offering was designed to provide runners with the ultimate race experience.

"Westin is deeply committed to its evolving fitness programming designed to make living a healthy lifestyle convenient for our guests," said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts. "We are excited to partner with Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series to build on our existing RunWestin program. Together, we offer all the tools to help runners have the ultimate race experience away from home whether a first-timer or seasoned veteran."

Westin Seeks Applicants for RunWestin Concierge

Westin Hotels is also now hosting a nationwide (US) search for its new RunWestin Concierge, who will serve as the on-site running expert for Westin guests participating in Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series events as well as connect with Westin runners through social channels before and after the race to provide running tips and race information.

Throughout the year, the RunWestin Concierge will travel to key Rock 'n' Roll races and will be available at the local Westin property to meet with runners and provide expert training tips and race logistics to improve performance.

Until 1 July 2013, Westin will be screening passionate, knowledgeable and accomplished candidates who have completed several marathons, have a strong running knowledge base and demonstrate an ability to inspire and motivate others.

The final three candidates will appear for qualifying interviews at the Chicago race weekend on 19-21 July and the winner will make his/her first appearance at the Philadelphia race weekend, 13-15 September.

From pre-race training to the finish line, the RunWestin Concierge will share nutrition and race advice, lead the warm-up run and pass on recovery tips for runners nursing sore muscles.

Be a Westin Rock n' Roll VIP

Starting June 20, guests can purchase the VIP Marathon Package which includes three tiers of service designed to help runners meet their personal goals with ultimate comfort and convenience.

The package is available in seven race markets in 2013 including Montreal, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, with additional 2014 races included on a rolling basis.

The standard packages include an on-property pasta dinner the night before the race, a group warm-up run, a grab-and-go breakfast on race day, ice bags for runners upon request, a sign-making event for friends and family and late-check out.

The packages will also allow guests to expedite the processing of their race waivers on-property and allow for VIP race bib pick up at the expo.

Guests can also add on additional services including access to the RunWestin Concierge on-property during race weekend and admission to Westin's VIP Recovery Tent.

"With a majority of Rock 'n' Roll Marathon runners traveling from outside the market, we are delighted to partner with Westin to create an enhanced experience for participants at our events," said Marc Devereux, Director of Hotels for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. "Our brands share a passion for leading a healthy and active lifestyle and we look forward to working together to develop unique ways to engage runners throughout their entire Rock 'n' Roll Marathon experience."

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