With 20 Million Marriott Bonvoy Points Up for Grabs, Westin and Strava Kick Off Month-Long Global ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’ Beginning June 1

A champion of Global Running Day, Westin Hotels & Resorts – part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands – today announced it has joined forces with Strava, the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, to reward fitness enthusiasts of all types for getting their hearts rates up beginning June 1. Through this new collaboration, 500 Marriott Bonvoy members will have the chance to earn 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points each by completing the month-long global ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’ using the Strava app.

As the preeminent well-being brand in hospitality, Westin has consistently supported Global Running Day for more than five years as a means to further encourage guests to stay active while on the road. Westin empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel through its Six Pillars of well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. Inspired by the brand’s Move Well pillar, this new collaboration with Strava continues to build on the industry-leading programming by Westin.

“The philosophy of Westin has always been rooted in empowering our guests to maintain, and even enhance, their well-being while traveling, so they leave feeling better than when they arrived,” said Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Vice President, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International. “With this in mind, and inspired by our foundational Move Well pillar, our unique partnership with Strava aims to motivate a global community of fitness enthusiasts and Marriott Bonvoy members to make wellness a priority and get rewarded for doing so.”

The ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’

Marriott Bonvoy members participating in the Challenge must complete 10 hours of physical activity within the month of June by running, in addition to other types of exercise including walking, biking, wheelchair, and hiking. The challenge of 600 minutes or 10 hours of activity for the month is informed by the American Heart Association’s recommendation of at least 150 minutes – roughly 2.5 hours – of physical activity per week[1]. Upon completion of the Challenge at the end of the month, 500 participating members will then be selected at random to receive 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points each.

How to Participate

Marriott Bonvoy members can begin registering for the ‘RunWESTIN Challenge’ on May 25 via the Strava app. The Challenge kicks off June 1 and closes June 30 at 11:59 p.m. in each participant’s respective time zone. Members can register at any point throughout June and complete their 10 hours of activity throughout the month in order to be eligible for the 40,000 points.

“Strava empowers athletes everywhere to find joy through movement,” said David Lorsch, Chief Revenue Officer, Strava. “We’re excited to celebrate Global Running Day with Westin and inspire Marriott Bonvoy members around the world to stay active with the power of Strava Challenges this June.”

Meanwhile, activations at two Westin Resorts in Bali include energetic programs specially created with guests’ well-being in mind:

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali continues to be our guests’ wellbeing partner during their travel. On the day of Global Running Day, 1st June, the resort will do a morning 5K run with all team led by its Running Concierge. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali will also hold one of its most anticipated annual events, Celebrate Wellness on 25th June presenting 2 programs, fun run and cardio dance from two inspiring Indonesia wellness celebrities.

The event will be started with a fun run led Melanie Putria who just accomplished her Boston Marathon recently marking the completion of 6 medals of WWM (World Marathon Majors). After running, participants will be invited to enjoy morning healthy refreshment at the beachfront Temple Garden and enjoy an inspiring wellness talk by the two celebrities followed by a special fashion show of ReeActive wear to enhance the moment.

The final event will be a full-body cardio dance session with Riana Bismarak who is a ZIN, Pound Pro & Strong Nation Instructor that will be a sweat-dripping fun time dancing. Riana will also hold online session inviting her members of GengGobyos. Further information and reservation available via email Reservation.00035@westin.com or telephone +62 361 771906 or visit www.westinnusaduabali.com

The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali

Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali help runners rise refreshed and keep their routine while on the road with special event to maintain guest’s wellness led by Indonesian Olympian Triathlete; Andy Wibowo in celebration of Global Running Day on 1st of June 2022. Wellness is in the Westin brand’s DNA built on the promise of making it easy to keep your wellness routine when guests traveling with encourage guest of all levels to grab a runWESTIN™ map and explore Ubud destination. The event will start on 7AM with special warm up session with Andy Wibowo and continue with RunWESTIN™ with a leisure run along a natural 5km or 8km through the lush green hillside and picturesque rice paddies to help guest feeling renewed. All guest invited to join the event by stay at The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali on the date of event. Sign up Marriott Bonvoy and get 10% room discount. For more information and reservation, please email to resv.dpswr@westin.com or call us to +62 361 301 8989. Visit at www.westinubud.com.

To learn more about well-being at Westin, please visit www.westin.marriott.com and join the conversation @westin and #runwestin. To download the free Strava app on your smartphone, visit the App store and search for Strava. To download Strava on your desktop, visit https://www.strava.com.

[1] American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults and Kids

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