General Manager Don Shindle of The Westin Verasa Napa Hotel
today announced Westin’s partnership with leading athletic product company New Balance to provide athletic shoes and apparel to guests during their stays through its Gear Lending Program, launching in February. The global hospitality and fitness brands are working together to provide innovative fitness solutions for hotel guests.
Committed to the wellness of its guests, The Westin Verasa Napa understands the difficulty of maintaining an exercise routine while traveling, whether for business or leisure. With the introduction of the Gear Lending Program, The Westin Verasa Napa is working to make exercising and athletic activities as accessible as possible by providing athletic shoes and apparel to guests during their stays.
To utilize the Gear Lending Program service, a guest simply dials the Service Express® from his or her room and provides shoe and clothing sizes. The items are then promptly delivered to the room — shoes with a pair of new, unused socks and apparel freshly laundered, for only $5 or 375 Starwood Preferred Guest points per stay. Upon departure, the guest need only leave the used items in the room for pick-up.
“We want to do everything we can to make sure our guests have what they need to relax and unwind while staying with us,” said Shindle. “Strict carry-on requirements make it challenging to pack bulky running shoes and athletic wear. Additionally, running shoes can easily be forgotten when packing for a vacation, and for our business travelers, a sudden schedule change can result in unanticipated exercise time. Our partnership with New Balance allows us to offer our guests a convenient way to maintain their exercise routines, whether in our fitness facility or exploring the many running trails and hikes Napa has to offer.”
The Gear Lending Program offers the New Balance 759 shoe, a neutral trainer built to provide a light, responsive, cushioned ride. Women’s athletic apparel includes the New Balance Fitness Capri, which is extremely comfortable and flattering on every figure; the Tonic Crop sports bra, which is treated with Lightning Dry® technology to help stay dry and comfortable through even the toughest workouts; the CB Tempo Short Sleeve Tee with wicking and moisture management capabilities; and the NP Short, which is equipped with a music-friendly back pocket and an interior key pocket for secure storage during a workout.
Men’s athletic apparel includes the New Balance NP Short, which features two side pockets, an internal key pocket, and a unique internal boxer brief for lightweight support; and the Tech Tee that has all the wicking and moisture management capabilities of a technical performance top.
The Westin Verasa Napa
also offers guests the luxury of its Running Concierge, who can provide guidance to enjoying a variety of running trails, hikes and walks throughout the Napa Valley. From insider tips to informative maps, the Running Concierge works with guests to provide thoughtful suggestions for outdoor running options based on fitness level, leisure goals and season.