Sept. 4, 2014 07:00 UTC

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Westin Brand in Mauritius with the New Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius Inspires Wellbeing in a Tropical Destination

TURTLE BAY, Mauritius--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and Blue Ocean Park Ltd. today announced the debut of the world-renowned Westin brand in Mauritius with the opening of The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Nestled in lush tropical gardens, the resort enjoys a pristine beachfront location in the historic Turtle Bay of Balaclava on the North West coast of the island.

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius - Entrance (Photo: Business Wire)

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius - Entrance (Photo: Business Wire)

“The Westin Turtle Bay extends our long-standing partnership with Blue Ocean Park and is a key addition to our growing collection of Westin resorts in the region,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “The resort is an ideal leisure destination. Guests will experience a memorable stay whether they are looking to relax on a sandy beach, feel revived in the serene Heavenly® Spa, or go scuba diving in the beautiful natural marine park of Turtle Bay.”

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius offers a variety of food and beverage outlets including the all-day dining restaurant Seasonal Tastes and the beach club Mystique, both of which feature the Westin brand’s signature SuperfoodsRx™ menu items with exceptional food combinations rich in nutrients and flavour. The hotel also boasts three a-la-carte restaurants: Kangan, serving cuisine with an exciting and authentic Indian flare; Fusion, an ‘east meets west’ style restaurant with strong local culinary influences and the relaxed and fun Beach Grill, positioned right on the ocean’s edge serving a variety of fresh seafood and succulent meats cooked on open BBQ’s. In addition, the hotel produces local honey from its own beehives and sources fresh herbs from its garden helping infuse healthy meals to the guest experience.

Set on over 10 hectares of land, the resort’s 190 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 38 suites, have been designed to embrace the natural beauty of the island’s unique scenery. All rooms feature the latest in-room technology as well as the renowned Westin Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath with rainforest shower and exclusive White Tea Aloe bath amenities, and Heavenly Robe. Guests can find total relaxation at the Heavenly Spa by Westin™, offering an array of indulgent treatments dedicated to well-being. The resort also offers the signature Westin Executive Club Lounge for exclusive access to the Westin Club along with complimentary breakfast, evening snacks and beverages.

For guests looking to stay active, take a swim in one of the two swimming pools, play tennis or exercise at the WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio. The resort also offers a RunWESTIN experience and Westin Gear Lending programme with New Balance. Sailing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, water-skiing and day adventure cruises are also available. The Westin® Kids Club enables families to indulge in services, amenities and meals customized to the needs of their little ones with fun activities like island storytelling and nature walks.

“Westin is enjoying phenomenal international growth, fueled by the success of our distinctive positioning,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Meridien. “We are very proud to open this new resort in Mauritius, where we offer a respite from the rigors of daily life and will send guests home feeling much better and revived than when they arrived.”

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius features nearly 340 square metres of ultra-modern event space, including a ballroom, two meeting rooms and a fully-equipped business centre, making it the perfect getaway for weddings, special occasions or small incentive meetings.

The resort is located only 15 kilometres from the island's hub, Grand Baie, which is known for its shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife and 15 kilometres from Port-Louis, the island’s capital. The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa is the third Starwood hotel to open in Mauritius after the St. Regis Mauritius Resort located on the world-famous ‘One Eye’ kite-surfing spot and the beaches of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Le Morne, and Le Méridien Ile Maurice, situated on the North West coast bay of Pointe Aux Piments.

For more information on Westin Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.westin.com, Facebook or follow Westin on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, please visit www.westinturtlebaymauritius.com.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts has been a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade. Today, Westin has 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, and is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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