The Westin Hotel brand, which is a part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, offers more than 160 upscale hotels. Many of these upscale lodging establishments call the U.S. home, though in the last decade especially, the company has made a move to expand on a more global level. Today, Westin Hotels & Resorts actually offers properties in no less than 37 different countries.
All Westin Hotel properties feature excellent facilities, and well-equipped guest units that are tastefully decorated are to be expected as well. Also among the common Westin Hotel aspects is the "sensory welcome." Upon entering the lobby, guests are eased into a more relaxed state of mind with soothing scents, soft music, and special lighting. So delightful is the average Westin Hotel lobby that guests might just find themselves lingering longer than expected.
Westin Hotel Maui
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa can be an ideal place to escape to when a break from the everyday routine is in order. Set on beautiful Ka'anapali Beach, the resort could hardly enjoy a better Maui location, and when guests aren't swimming in the Pacific Ocean, they can take a dip in one of the amazing beachfront pools. Dotting the general pool area are soaring palm trees, and in the middle of it all is a waterslide with a 23-foot drop. Swimming and sunning on the beach certainly aren't the only activity options as the Westin Hotel Maui. Scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing on a catamaran, and playing some beach volleyball are just some of the other ways to keep busy, and as is true of many Westin properties, the resort features a spa for those who wish to be pampered on the side. Also true of Westin properties in general is the fact that guests can enjoy in-room spa services if they prefer.
Westin Hotel Times Square
While some Westin properties can be found on idyllic beaches, others are located in the middle of vibrant cities. An example of the latter is the impressive Westin New York at Times Square. Situated at 270 West 43rd Street, this gem of a Manhattan hotel exudes the kind of contemporary elegance that Westin Hotels are known for. In addition to a spa, the facilities include a state-of-the-art gym, a steakhouse restaurant, a sleek bar, and more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Westin Hotel Times Square offers 863 rooms and suites, and they all feature such tantalizing amenities as a flat-screen TV, soft bathrobes, a signature Heavenly bed or beds, and a iHome clock radio. That's just the start when it comes to the standard amenities, and as is true at other Westin properties, there are special "workout" rooms with exercise equipment and "spa inspired" rooms that feature such things as a spa bath and a Kinjoy Shiatsu massage chair.
Among the numerous Westin hotels outside of the U.S. is the Westin Aruba. More officially known as the Westin Resort & Casino Aruba, you can find this sprawling complex on a lovely stretch of Palm Beach. All-inclusive packages that primarily cater to couples help to make this an excellent resort for romantic escapes, and any and all guests can enjoy such activities as scuba diving, sailing, and deep sea fishing. At the end of a fun day, tempting Lady Luck in the onsite casino is among the nightlife options for adults, and it should be noted that the Westin Aruba features a Westin Kids Club that can help keep younger guests entertained.
Westin Hotel Sydney
Discerning travelers who are planning a trip to Australia are likely to find favor with the Westin Sydney. Found in the central business district at 1 Martin Place, this beautiful, five-star hotel boasts a location that has guests close to all the top attractions, including the renowned Sydney Opera House. A full-service concierge is available to help guests make the most of their stays, and as can be expected when staying at a Westin Hotel in general, there are amazing facilities to take advantage of on the side. Add in the sumptuous guest units, and it only gets better.
Westin Hotel California
Many a Westin Hotel calls the big and beautiful state of California home. There are several in the Los Angeles area alone, for example, and right on Union Square in the heart of San Francisco is where you will find the Westin St. Francis. Other Westin Hotel California properties include the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego and the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. Each of these hotels is impressive in so many ways, and since there are others in the state, Westin fans who are trying to plan a California escape should have little trouble finding lodging that suits their taste.