5 cool things about Westin hotels – free socks, 500 SPG points, and more.

I spent some time learning about the Westin brand of hotels this week.

I discovered a few interesting tidbits, and I thought I would share my top five:

1. No more excuses.

Westin has partnered with New Balance for their RunWestin program, which lets you borrow running gear from the hotel if you didn’t pack your own. For $5, you can choose from a selection of running shoes with disposable insoles, as well as a variety of men’s and women’s New Balance apparel including shorts, shirts and socks for men; and shorts, capri pants, shirts, sports bras and socks for women.


2. Westin will give you a free pair of socks!

If you do decide to borrow running gear, the socks are yours to keep 🙂


3. …and you’ll be welcomed back.

Runners will be welcomed back with a fresh towel and cold bottled water.


4. Westin lets its hair down on the weekends.

Westin has a “thing” called Westin Weekends. What it means for you is 3pm checkout on Sunday and extended breakfast hours all weekend.

Oh, and your room will have a bathrobe placed on the bed accompanied by a list of favorite local attractions to “officially welcome you to your weekend.”


5. Don’t forget to Make A Green Choice!

Westin hotels participate in the “Make a Green Choice” Program, which means that for each night that you decline housekeeping services (except day of departure), you will get 500 SPG points or a $5 voucher good for food and beverages at the hotel. The reason? Because conserving water, energy and other resources is rewarding for you and great for the environment.

Of course you would choose the 500 SPG points. That’s not really even a choice, right?


Knowledge is power.

Have you used any of these Westin perks before? What did you think?



  1. Hair down for you? Hmm… 🙂

  2. I’ve seen the running shoe rental deal advertised but didn’t know much about it. Glad to know the insoles are throw-away-able. I like that you get socks with it! and a cold bottle of water after a run sounds delightful. I’ll have to remember the green choice.

  3. justSaying says:

    Great series……

  4. Fairmont hotels have their “Fairmont Fit” program for free for their Premier & Platinum members. Shoes, socks and clothes are placed in your room upon arrival (size preferences are saved in your profile).

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