I’m not a stranger to Westin hotels, in fact, I prefer to stay at them when I travel because of their emphasis on health and wellness. From a revamped menu both in room and in dining, their state of the art fitness studios and partnerships with TRX and Peloton, and their clothing/running shoe rental program with New Balance, these are just a few of the ways Westin is committing to your health and wellness from the inside out.
I love that when I choose to stay at one, I am getting the best environment to help me maintainn my fitness goals, which is extra important for me when I’m on the road.
So on my recent trip to Dallas, we opted to stay at The Westin Downtown Dallas because we were planning a whole weekend to Dallas with an emphasis on Health and Wellness so I couldn’t think of a better hotel to partner with to highlight that experience.
The hotel is located central to downtown, so it’s the perfect jumping off point for anything you might want to do in Dallas. We drove in from Austin, so we took advantage of the valet parking. We ended up using our car a lot just because Dallas is so spread out, and so to hit up some of our workouts and restaurants on our list we needed to drive around. But the location downtown was great to walk to some of the bars and restaurants I mentioned in my recent guide. Also, it’s a quick walk to The Eye, a famous sculpture and awesome shops in the area like Luxe NYC Fragrance brand Le Labo, and TenOverSix is a great boutique in The Joule.
At the hotel, you’ll find amenities to help you relax. A beautiful indoor heated pool overlooking the Dallas skyline. A fully decked out fitness studio on the same floor with sweeping views. On the menu for room service you’ll find staples like pancakes and burgers, but also be on the lookout all Westin menu’s feature superfoods and other healthy options like egg white omelettes, and almond milk smoothies (making this dairy free girl happy!) I love that they already have these modifications in mind because it’s one less thing I have to think about when I’m on the road.
It was a truly great spot to call home for a little weekend staycation. It felt like home quite literally as well as mentally. We were set up in a corner suite with the most breathtaking views of Dallas. I’ve never seen the city from that perspective, and is probably what aided in me falling in love with the city on this trip.
I grew up going to Dallas as a kid just growing up in Austin, but this trip something changed, I saw Dallas through new eyes and it was electric. The city literally lights up at night, more so than I’ve ever noticed in any other city i’ve visited to. And our room, with her panoramic views, displayed the light show in the most special way possible. We would be sitting in the room with the windows just wide open watching the sun set and the landscape changing colors. It’s the type of disconnection you ache for when you stay at a hotel but very rarely find. Westin Downtown Dallas was that gem for me, it was clean, friendly, approachable, never pretentious or overly eager. Just happy to see you when you got home, and ready for you with whatever you need from facing the outside world. My hope is when you travel, you choose Westin and when you visit Dallas you’ll visit the Westin Downtown Dallas.