Marriott has announced the opening of debut property of Westin Hotels and Resorts in the Indian state of Uttarakhand with the opening of The Westin Resort and Spa, Himalayas.
Located just 45 minutes from Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, The Westin Resort & Spa, Himalayas sits near the pilgrimage and yoga hub of the world – Rishikesh, nestled in the picturesque foothills of the mighty Himalayas.
The architecture and location of the hotel is inspired from the concept of biophilia and aims to provoke thoughtful moments of community, spirituality and celebration. The resort is nestled amidst 12 acres of lush, verdant mountains and perched at 4,500 feet above sea level.
Accommodations and Dining
The Westin Resort & Spa, Himalayas features 141 guest rooms and suites overlooking a resplendent valley, including one-of-a-kind royal garden villas with private pools.
The resort houses four distinctive restaurants and bars. Following the brand’s Eat Well ethos, these food and beverage outlets contribute to guests’ overall well-being by offering an array of local and international cuisines showcasing the powers of organic, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients, exemplifying the resort’s commitment to sustainability and nourishment.
With a farm-to-fork concept, Akasa is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant offering international and local favorites, where guests can enjoy an interactive culinary experience with its open kitchen concept. Toya is a progressive Asian restaurant where guests can experience a live Teppanyaki showcase indoors or savor a fresh alfresco dining experience outdoors whilst enjoying views of the forested hillside.
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Pebblesis a poolside grill and barbeque restaurant, offering guests a wide array of signature cocktails and delectable bites. Haven Lounge is the hotel’s lobby lounge, perfect for unwinding while soaking in magnificent valley views over light bites and fine malts.
The resort features a dedicated 1,115 square meter wellness floor with comprehensive facilities including ten treatment rooms and expert therapists for a Heavenly Spa by Westin experience. The tranquil spa facility offers holistic massages, sage rollers, body wraps, and signature exfoliating treatments in addition to an infinity pool and steam room.
There’s also a state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio which offers TRX training equipment, all designed to empower guests to stay fit and recharge their body and mind. As part of the brand’s signature Move Well pillar, the RunWESTIN program provides jogging maps that offer a choice of either one-, three-, or five-mile picturesque routes around the Narendranagar PTC area. Guests also have the option to join a Run Concierge for a guided group run along the same trail.
Designed to inspire and entertain children with exciting activities such as Zumba, origami, and pot painting amongst others, the Westin Family Kids Club is located in the property and provides imaginative spaces for young guests to play and learn.
The property houses a heated swimming pool dotted with cozy gazebos and an outdoor infinity swimming pool with a swim-up bar offering breathtaking mountain views. The Westin Resort & Spa, Himalayas features exquisite event spaces spanning 1,985 square meters, including a 718 square meter pillar-less Grand Ballroom, along with two banquet halls and one boardroom.
Offering a myriad of out-of-the-ordinary experiences, guests at The Westin Resort & Spa, Himalayas can get their adrenaline pumping through recreational activities or unwind with a serene selection of offerings including a movie under the stars or camping at a picturesque hilltop. Those who want to unlock the magic of the surrounding areas can attend the spectacular Ganga Aarti, a prayer ritual and most important event related to the holy Ganges. The ritual is performed daily along the banks of the Ganges, involving the chanting of hymns, fire, flowers, and adoration at sunset as a sign of deep gratitude and respect to the river while seeking her blessings.
A trek to the Kunjapuri Temple offers a spiritual adventure from start to finish, or guests can opt for a wildlife safari escapade at the Rajaji National Park.
Meanwhile, Marriott recently announced the debut of Homes and Villas by Marriott Bonvoy brand in India.
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