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Westin Hotels Host Exclusive Wellness Experience with Paralympic Gold Medallist Gregory Burns

India, June 6th, 2024 – Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for its members to be a part of a limited-time, Marriott Bonvoy Moments experience with Paralympic gold medallist and artist, Gregory Burns, at select Westin Hotels & Resorts in India from 14 – 26 June, 2024.

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As part of this exclusive experience, bespoke itineraries at The Westin Resort & Spa, Himalayas and The Westin Goa, will be available through Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the platform where members can use points earned from travel and everyday activities to redeem either fixed-price or auction-style experiences. Three packages at both resorts will be up for auction from 31 May to 9 June each inclusive of a 3-night stay and experiences for two guests.

The curated itineraries will see guests embark on an artistic exploration of breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultures of the two regions interspersed with wellness activities and have the opportunity to engage in insightful conversations with Gregory, all complemented by the luxurious hospitality of Westin Hotels & Resorts.

Gregory Burns, a three-time Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder in swimming, is celebrated globally as a distinguished athlete, acclaimed artist, motivational speaker and author. Known for his resilience and discipline in Paralympic sports and unique artistic expression, Gregory will host guided artistic wellness itineraries and inspirational, interactive group sessions.

Sharing his thoughts on his upcoming India visit, Gregory Burns said – “India remains one of Angie and my favorite travel destinations with its rich tapestry of color and imagery. I first entered India in 1985 with a backpack, spending 9 months crisscrossing the country while capturing scenes and sacred sites with pencil and paint. Its truly exciting to revisit the Himalayas and Goa where I experienced and learned so much so many decades ago. These unique Marriott Bonvoy Moments planned for Westin Resort & Spa, Himalayas and Westin Goa will combine the magnificence of nature and wellness awareness with a dash of culture and culinary exploration. Our distinctive forays into the mountains where art meets spirituality will compliment the ethnic overview gleaned from our explorations of Goa. We look forward to these once in a lifetime adventures”.

On curating this exclusive experience with Gregory, Khushnooma Kapadia, Vice President of Marketing, South Asia at Marriott International says “Through Marriott Bonvoy, our goal has always been to offer our members unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that connects them to the people, places, and passion they love. We are thrilled to have Gregory Burns lead our members on this holistic wellness journey, whether in the serene hills of Uttarakhand or the picturesque beaches of Goa. Mr. Burns perfectly embodies the spirit of holistic wellness, a core value of the Westin Brand, recognized as hospitality’s global leader in well-being for over a decade. Our ambition is to elevate the array of captivating experiences that Marriott Bonvoy provides to our discerning members, ensuring each engagement is memorable and transformative”.

The 4 day/ 3 night itineraries at The Westin Resort & Spa, Himalayas and The Westin Goa promise an immersive experience filled with engaging activities. Nestled in Rishikesh, renowned for its spiritual ambiance and tranquillity, The Westin Himalayas Resort & Spa will offer adventure led activities such as the Kunjapuri trek focused on heightening spiritual awareness. Gregory will also join guests as they visit Rishikesh’s most famous spots including Ram Jhula, German Bakery, Tattva Cafe, Bharat Mandir and Beatles Ashram. Gregory’s hands-on Himalayan painting manifestation is a must-do along with a sound-based healing meditation. Alternatively, soak in the sunlight and crisp mountain air at Akasa, the all-day dining restaurant, while savouring Himalayan- inspired culinary delights throughout the trip.

Likewise, at The Westin Goa, located just 700 meters from the picturesque Anjuna beach, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a chef-led masterclass session, immersing themselves in the rich flavours of local Goan cuisine. This will be followed by a thoroughly engaging studio painting session lead by Gregory. Guests can also look forward to an expedition to the Goa Art Gallery and museum, followed by a dialogue with Gregory, where he shares some profound life experiences.

At Westin Hotels & Resorts, signature wellness programs and tailored experiences empower guests to maintain their routine, no matter where they travel, transcending the rigors of travel while on the road through the brand’s Six Pillars of well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well.

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