13 for 2013
We’re putting wellness at the forefront this year with our new “13 Resolutions for 2013” program. With approximately 45% of Americans struggling to keep their resolutions*, this year-long initiative allows guests to take charge of their personal goals for 2013 with 13 on- and off-property experiences, offers and perks catered to the top 13 most commonly-broken New Year’s resolutions.
To participate in the “13 Resolutions for 2013” program, you can opt-in at the front desk during check-in, where you will then receive a special key card granting you access to the exclusive program perks**.
Conquer your New Year goals in a realistic, yet beneficial way with the following offerings:
Resolution #1: Get Fit, Exercise More
Guests can maintain a daily exercise routine on-the-go with the resort’s New Balance Gear Lending option. Free of charge for program participants (original value $5), fitness enthusiasts can “borrow” workout apparel (from workout tops to pants and sneakers) and have it delivered right to their room.
Resolution #2: Lose Weight
According to a small study at the University of Scranton in P.A., only 15% of those who make weight loss their primary goal for the New Year aim to begin an exercise program. Guests looking to shed a pound or two while on vacation can take advantage of the resort’s complimentary fitness offerings:
- Access to the WestinWORKOUT fitness center
- WestinWORKOUT running maps, which highlight a three- and five-mile route throughout the island and along the beach
- Aqua Zumba classes and Aquarobics in the pool
Resolution #3: Quit Smoking
Travelers who vowed to quit smoking in the New Year can curb nicotine cravings and keep their mouths busy with a complimentary apple, celery sticks and carrots. Available upon request.
Resolution #4: Spend More Time with Family
Many Americans find themselves struggling to maintain a work-life balance. Guests can re-connect and spend more time with loved ones on vacation with the following complimentary family-friendly activities and events:
- Dive-in poolside movies
- Diaper Dance Class (1 – 3 y/o)
- Toddler Dance Class (3 – 5 y/o)
- Westin Kids Club Camp Fire
- Sandcastle Building
- Cooking with the Chef
Resolution #5: Eat Healthier
For many, eating healthy on the road is always a challenge. Guests can continue on the path towards better food choices with a 13% discount off an in-room amenity of seasonal super food items (original value $25) including mixed nuts, dried fruit and energy squares.
Resolution #6: Unplug More
With its white soft sands and crystal clear waters, Aruba offers the perfect locale for those looking to escape from today’s technology craze. Guests seeking to “disconnect” can check-in their cell phones at the front desk for the duration of their stay. Guests who complete the challenge will receive a $13 room credit at check-out.
Resolution #7: Save Money
Being cost-conscious is always at the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolution list. Travelers looking to stay within budget can take advantage of the resort’s two budget-friendly all-inclusive options: the Premium All-Inclusive and Eat, Drink & Be Happy, a new inclusive-light option offering only breakfast and lunch.
Resolution #8: More Me Time
Consumers are so busy catering to friends and family, they often neglect their own needs. This year, the resort invites guests to treat themselves to a healthy dose of sun and sand with 13% off daily palapa reservations made in advance. For more information on palapa reservations, visit www.westinaruba.com/Watersports-in-aruba.
Resolution #9: Reduce Stress
Guests can rid their negative stressors and channel their inner peace with 13% off a Siddhartha massage at the Etnika Day Spa, Originally valued at $90, this 60-minute treatment is the perfect way to calm the mind, body and spirit.
Resolution #10: Get More Sleep
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps only six hours and 55 minutes. Guests can keep well-rested with the resort’s Westin Heavenly Bed, featuring a plush pillow-top mattress, luxe sheets made from 100% Egyptian cotton, lofty pillow and blankets. Program participants can also wind down with an array of Tazo teas at the lobby bar.
Resolution #11: Drink Less Alcohol
According to Time magazine, drinking less alcohol is one of the most commonly-broken New Year’s resolutions. With the resort’s Mocktail Menu, guests can enjoy classic Caribbean beverages sans alcohol including a Mango Berry Cooler, Orange Crush, Double Berry Cooler, Crush Velvet and Berrilicious.
Resolution #12: Be Adventurous
Resort guests can discover their wild side this year with the resort’s Hog Island Special package. The five-night offer invites travelers to hit the open road and explore the 19.6-mile island with discounted Harley-Davidson motorcycle rentals and apparel. After a day of riding, two-wheel lovers can indulge in a delectable meal at one of the resort’s eight restaurants with a $150 food and beverage credit. For more information, visit www.westinaruba.com/hog-island.
Resolution #13: Volunteer More
Giving back and volunteering always ranks high on the resolution list. Guests looking to vacation for a cause can partake in numerous volunteer projects and events around the island. You can also give back to the local environment with our Make a Green Choice program, where you will receive a $5 food and beverage voucher or 500 Starpoints for each night you decline housekeeping (except for day of departure). Just hang the Make a Green Choice doorhanger on the outside of your guestroom door by 2 a.m. or let the hotel know during check-in that you're interested in opting-in.
For Environment Lovers:
Aruba Reef Care Project
Coastal Clean Up Day
For Animal Lovers:
Turtugaruba, Save the Sea Turtles Organization
*According to a recent study published in The University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology.
**Key card must be presented to resort staff in order to receive specified discounts and perks.