With 20 million Marriott Bonvoy points up for grabs, Westin and Strava kick off Start of the month-long global “RunWESTIN Challenge” June 1
HONG KONG, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A Global Running Day champion, Westin Hotels and Resorts – part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands – announced today that it has partnered with Stravathe leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, to reward fitness enthusiasts of all types for getting their heart rate up from the start June 1. Through this new collaboration, 500 Marriott Bonvoy members will have the chance to earn 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points each by completing the month-long “RunWESTIN Challenge” using the Strava app.
As the preeminent wellness brand in hospitality, Westin has consistently supported Global Running Day for more than five years to further encourage guests to stay active on the road. Westin empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel through its six pillars of wellness: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. Inspired by the brand’s Move Well mainstay, this new collaboration with Strava continues to build on Westin’s cutting-edge programming.
“The Westin philosophy has always been rooted in empowering our guests to maintain and even improve their well-being while traveling, so that they leave feeling better than when they arrived” , said Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Vice President, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International. “With this in mind, and inspired by our core principles move well pillar, our unique partnership with Strava aims to inspire a global community of fitness enthusiasts and Marriott Bonvoy members to make wellness a priority and be rewarded for it.”
The “RunWESTIN Challenge”
Marriott Bonvoy members participating in the challenge must complete 10 hours of physical activity during the month of June while running, in addition to other types of exercise, including walking, biking, wheelchair and hiking. The challenge of 600 minutes or 10 hours of activity for the month is informed by the American Heart Association’s recommendation of at least 150 minutes – about 2.5 hours – of physical activity per week. Upon completion of the challenge at the end of the month, 500 participating members will then be randomly selected to receive 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points each.
How to participate
Marriott Bonvoy members can start registering for the “RunWESTIN Challenge” at May 25 through the Strava app. The challenge is on June 1 and firm June 30th at 11:59 p.m. in each participant’s respective time zone. Members can register at any time throughout June and complete their 10 hours of activity throughout the month to be eligible for 40,000 points.
“Strava empowers athletes around the world to find joy in movement,” said David Durant, Chief Revenue Officer, Strava. “We’re thrilled to celebrate Global Running Day with Westin and inspire Marriott Bonvoy members around the world to stay active with the power of Strava Challenges in June.”
Go the extra mile at Westin hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific
To celebrate World Running Day, the June 1stenjoy a Westin 5k run at the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site in The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, accompanied by a stretching session guided by Estalitaa Pinto, the resort’s fitness instructor. Run janitor from The Westin Singapore will lead a scenic group through some of the city’s most iconic sites, including Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay. After the race, guests are invited to the hotel’s outdoor infinity pool for refreshing treats packed with nutrients and antioxidants to aid recovery.
Of a panoramic race the Tokyo one Shibuya Scramble and Roppongi Hills in The WestinTokyo at a seaside leisure run along a 5 km trail around the neighborhood adjoining Anjuna Beach in The Westin Goa and passing through the scenic gardens of the Jiangsu Horticultural Exhibition Park in The Westin Nanjing Resort & Spaguests can stay active with an extensive collection of signature Move Well programs at area Westin properties throughout June.
Opening scheduled for June, The Westin Yokohama is strategically located in the new Central Business District of YokohamaMinato Mirai, offering easy access to popular tourist sites such as from Japan the largest Chinatown and the city’s famous Sankeien Garden. As part of the brand’s signature Move Well pillar, a local RunWESTIN® program offers jogging maps that offer the choice of a scenic four-and-a-half-mile or nine-mile route around the futuristic waterfront area of Minatomirai.
To learn more about wellness at Westin, visit www.westin.marriott.com and join the @westin and #runwestin conversation. To download the free Strava app on your smartphone, visit the App Store and search for Strava. To download Strava to your desktop, visit https://www.strava.com.
About Westin® Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, a global hospitality leader in wellness for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of road travel through the brand’s six pillars of wellness: Sleep well, eat well, move well, feel well, work well and play well. At more than 230 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings that include the brand’s signature and award-winning Heavenly® Bed, TRX fitness equipment in the studios of WestinWORKOUT® fitness, delicious and nutritious menus on their Eat Well Menu, and more. Stay connected to Westin on Twitter, instagramand Facebook. Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits, including free nights and recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio delivers renowned hospitality in the world’s most memorable destinations, with 30 brands tailored to every type of travel. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and upscale home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences such as Future Stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments or through partners for luxury products from Marriott Bonvoy boutiques. To join for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
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