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India, June 5 th, 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. 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 complement 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 savoring 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 flavors 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.  Marriott Bonvoy members are invited to bid for a chance to be part of this extraordinary experience by visiting the Marriott Bonvoy Moments site. Westin Himalayas: https://moments.marriottbonvoy .com/en-us/moments/17154 Westin Goa: https://moments.marriottbonvoy.com/en-us/moments/17153 To enroll for free or know more information about Marriott Bonvoy, and avail of such experiences and more visit marriottbonvoy.com. About Westin® Hotels & Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts, hospitality’s global leader in well-being for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend 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.

At more than 240 hotels and resorts in over 40 countries and territories, guests can benefit from distinct wellness experiences including the brand’s iconic and award-winning Heavenly® Bed, signature WestinWORKOUT® offerings such as its Fitness Studios with TRX fitness equipment, and its versatile Gear Lending program featuring the latest in recovery and strength training from Hyperice and Bala, delicious and nutritious menu offerings on their Eat Well menu, and more. For more information, please visit www.westin.com and stay connected on Facebook, X, Instagram, and TikTok Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International.

The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com. About Marriott Bonvoy® Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s portfolio of more than 30 hotel brands and 10,000 global destinations, offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable locations around the world. The award-winning travel program and marketplace gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here.