Tuesday, July 02, 2013


It's never to early to think about how you wanna spend the upcoming weekend even though it's the beginning of a new week...especially if there's a Westin Weekend around the corner! The good folks at The Westin Kuala Lumpur and The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa has finally cottoned on to what every hotel guest like you and me have always wanted and asked for or should I say demanded?? ;D all along: a late check-out, extended breakfast hours and whatever perks that stretch our stay longer and give us more bang for our buck.


So as part of the global Westin hotels and resorts' initiative, both the Westin properties held a special launch recently to trumpet the beginning of their new, dedicated weekend programme; giving  invited guests first-hand experience of what's in store for them.

Laid out in its all-white splendor right smack in the lobby on that day was the 'star' of any Westin Weekend...the trademark, much-touted Heavenly Bed by Westin. This bed - in case you're unaware - is said to be so comfy that guests who had slept in one actually clamoured to buy it! Unsurprisingly, some invitees simply couldn't resist slipping under the covers for the experience and got their antics snapped for posterity.

After the requisite speeches and launch gambit by Hratch Khatchanian, General Manager of The Westin Kuala Lumpur; Michael Schlueter, General Manager of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa and Chuck Abbott, Regional Vice President for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in South East Asia were dispenses with, we were divided into small groups to embark on a Westin Journey that was conceived to let us experienced multi-sensorial elements of a  Westin Weekend at these two properties.

Alas, we weren't whisked off to the isle of Langkawi but trooped off to view the sumptuously appointed rooms and suites in its sister hotel in the city. I was most reluctant to give up my seat for the quickie but most welcomed head and should massage session but duty called so off to the Poolside we went.

After a short and sweet cooking demo, we were stretched to the limit by some seemingly basic session of yoga moves and deep breathing techniques. Despite not breaking out into a real sweat, we were then plied with  the hotels' SuperFoodsRx inspired refreshments; a sampler of sorts that reminded us that guests can now linger in bed longer thanks to the Westin Weekend's late 3pm check-out on Sunday and late risers can rejoice over the extended breakfast hours on Saturday and Sunday at the hotel’s and resort’s all day dining venues or in room dining. 

So the next time you need something to tackle the Monday blues head-on, start thinking about a Westin Weekend. Imagine treating yourself to a good night’s sleep on the Heavenly Bed, recharging your inner 'batteries' with some exercise through the RunWESTIN and New Balance gear-lending programmes and fuelling up on SuperFoodsRX dining options before bidding adieu at 3pm on Sunday...

Sounds too good to be true? Go ahead and give the Westin folks a tinkle. They'd be happy to put you up for a Westin Weekend and let you sleep on it.

For more information on The Westin Kuala Lumpur, please visit www.thewestinkualalumpur.com or call +60 3 2731 8333. If you’re planning to spend a tropical weekend in Langkawi, check-out The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa at www.westinlangkawi.com or call +60 4 960 8888.


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Alice JomMakanLife said...

@Mamakucingbooks - Thank you for dropping by :)

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