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Deck The Hotel: The Westin New York at Times Square Celebrates Christmas with Complimentary Cocktails, Visits from Santa & More

New York, NY – November 17, 2016 – Those who wish to spend one of the most magical times of the year amidst the magic that is Times Square can enjoy Santa sightings in Foundry Kitchen, with his elves in tow, of course. Holiday packages at The Westin New York at Times Square, a luxury hotel in a part of Manhattan that is rumored to be one of Santa’s favorites, feature accommodations in a Premium Deluxe Room with panoramic views of the New York City skyline from $249 per room nightly with holiday perks-a-plenty. If you are as committed as Santa is to showing up, fully prepaid, nonrefundable rates from $199 are available. Santa might not recognize the new lobby since his last visit, which will be decked out for the occasion and makes for a great holiday photo opp. Here are the specially wrapped “packages” for this holiday season:
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The Westin New York at Times Square Names Alexandra Walsh Director of Sales & Marketing

Walsh Brings International Hospitality Expertise, Impressive Track Record & Award-Winning Results

New York, NY – October 14, 2016 – The Westin New York at Times Square has named Alexandra Walsh director of sales and marketing of the 873-room luxury hotel in the heart of one of the most famed parts of Manhattan. Walsh, who relocated from Sydney, Australia, brings tremendous hospitality expertise and a proven track record in driving results, with marked increases in occupancy, REVPAR and market share to her credit in her previous roles. She joins the team at an exciting time with the recent completion of a top-to-bottom renovation totaling $39 million dollars. In the final phase of the project the hotel unveiled a new lobby, an exquisite 45th floor Empire Suite and launched Foundry Kitchen & Bar.
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The Westin New York at Times Square Rounds Out Total Renovation With Sky-High 45th floor Empire Suite Overlooking NYC, New Lobby & Foundry Kitchen & Bar

$39 Million Multi-Phase, Top-to-Bottom Overhaul Now Complete

New York, NY – August 9, 2016 – The Westin New York at Times Square, which made headlines with its eye-catching design as a new-build in New York City over a decade ago, has unveiled a new 45th floor Empire Suite, stunning lobby and a new culinary concept with the launch of Foundry Kitchen & Bar. The trio of enhancements at the 873-room luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan’s famed Times Square are the topping of a multi-phase, top-to-bottom renovation totaling $39 million dollars.
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Summertime is Family Time at The Westin New York at Times Square

Family Rooms Feature Double Queen Beds, Amenities Including, Microwaves & Family Food Cart with Goodies

Bring the Brood: Free Kids’ Meals, Nightly Rates from $199 & More

New York, NY – July 12, 2016 – School is out and that means more free time for family fun. The Westin New York at Times Square has the summertime solution for those looking to enjoy Manhattan with its 59 Family Rooms and a package offering perks that the whole crew will enjoy. The accommodations, perfect for those with kids in tow, are the largest among the property’s 873-room roster.
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Bed & Breakfast in the Heart of Manhattan: Stay at The Westin New York at Times Square From $189 Including Breakfast

Westin Heavenly Beds® & Hearty Breakfast at New Foundry Kitchen & Bar through April 2016 at Incredible Rates

New York, NY – February 15, 2016 – You’ve heard it all before: Everyone needs their beauty sleep, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s all about location, location, location. The Westin New York at Times Square is bringing these nearly undisputable facts together for a bed & breakfast experience in the heart of Manhattan. Travelers can enjoy the ultra-comfortable Westin Heavenly Beds® and a hearty breakfast in the hotel’s new Foundry Kitchen & Bar right in New York City’s famed Times Square with the Westin’s new special offer from just $189 nightly. This incredible package includes breakfast for two, which alone is valued at over $65, bringing the cost of the room to under $125. The limited-time deal, valid through April 30, 2016, includes:*
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Wellness is at Forefront of Westin Weigh-In Initiative at The Westin New York at Times Square

Guests Sporting Personal Wellness Monitors or Pedometers Get Complimentary New Balance Lending Gear & 10% off at Bar 10 When They Clock 10,000 Daily Steps

New York, NY – January 11, 2016 – With the New Year comes new resolutions to lead a healthier life and -- let's face it -- lose weight. The Westin New York at Times Square is helping support wellness-minded guests while on the road with its Westin Weigh-In initiative. All who check-in wearing a personal wellness monitor or pedometer will receive complimentary Westin Workout Gear Lending with New Balance so that there's no excuse not to clock the recommended 10,000 steps per day. Those who reach the minimum daily step goal, and show their progress at the front desk, will receive 10% off at the hotel's Foundry Kitchen & Bar, where they can enjoy a number of options that infuse items from the SuperFoodsRx menu, including Tomato Mozzarella Salad, Whole Wheat Cobb Wrap (with grilled chicken, avocado, tomatoes, gorgonzola), Edamame Dumplings or the Sizzling Quesadilla.
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The Westin New York at Times Square Kicks the Season Into High Gear with a Rockettes®-inspired Holiday Shopping Package

Rockettes®-themed Gingersnap Cocktails, $25 Macy’s Gift Card, Upgrade & Access to Tickets for Radio City Christmas Spectacular®

From $269 in Newly Renovated Guest Room

New York, NY – December 10, 2015 – The world-famous Rockettes® are a surefire way to kick start the holiday spirit. The Westin New York at Times Square has wrapped up a Rockettes-inspired package this season that is sure to deliver an abundance of fun in the heart of New York City.
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The Westin New York at Times Square Awarded Green Seal Certification for Sustainable Operations

New York, NY – December 2, 2015 – The Westin New York at Times Square has achieved the most stringent sustainability certification for hotels in today’s marketplace. After recently completing a $33 million renovation that put many environmentally sound practices into place, the hotel was certified by Green Seal based on the Sustainability Leadership Standard for Hotels & Lodging Properties (GS-33) Gold. The work is helping Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide reach its aggressive 30/20 by 20 environmental goals of reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions by 30% and water consumption by 20% by 2020 globally.
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The Westin New York at Times Square Takes Travelers To Hunger Games: The Exhibition

Hotel Package Includes VIP, Skip-the-Line Admission to New Discovery Times Square Exhibition, Themed Lobby Display

From $269 in Newly Renovated Guest Room, With Upgrade and 20% Off in Bar 10 with Hunger Games Movie Tickets

New York, NY – October 15, 2015 – The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square is becoming even more popular as fans ready for the opening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on November 20, 2015. As an official hotel partner for the must-see exhibit, The Westin New York at Times Square, conveniently located just one block from the must-see exhibit and adjacent to a movie theatre that will be featuring the film, is offering a Hunger Games experience that guests will not want to miss. Available for the run of the exhibit through December 30, 2015, the package starts from $269 per night and includes:
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The Westin New York at Times Square Launches New Family Rooms

Larger Rooms Feature Double Queen Beds, Amenities Including, Microwaves & Family Food Cart with Goodies

New Package Offers Free Kids’ Meals, Nightly Rates from $279 & More

New York, NY – July 13, 2015 – Catering to the growing number of families that are checking in over weekends and holidays, The Westin New York at Times Square has added 65 new Family Rooms. The accommodations, perfect for those with kids in tow, are the largest among the property’s 873-room roster.
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The Westin New York at Times Square Unveils Completion of Over $33 Million Top-to-Bottom Renovation

Guestrooms Boast Redesigned Bathrooms, New Custom-Designed Elements & Artwork

New York, NY – June 5, 2015 – The Westin New York at Times Square, which made headlines as the first Westin in New York City over a decade ago, is reinventing itself and turning heads once again as it unveils a comprehensive renovation, totaling more than $33 million. The 873-room luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan’s famed Times Square is sporting all-new guest rooms and corridors, each featuring custom-designed elements and artwork, as well as renovated meeting spaces and expanded energy conservation practices. In staying true to its hometown roots, all consultants on the project, from designers to art advisers and installers, were New York-based and led by Jeffrey Beers, International.
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The Westin New York at Times Square Teams Up With WICKED to Bring Guests the Best of Broadway

Audience Rewards and SPG Partnership Delivers Access to Theatre Tickets, Exclusive Experiences through SPG Moments & WICKED-themed Hotel Packages

WICKED-tini Cocktails, Lobby Display of Show Costumes, Wake-Up Calls Recorded by Cast Members & More from $299

New York, NY – March 9, 2015 – When Broadway's biggest blockbuster comes together with a Times Square Hotel in the heart of it all, the WICKED Night Out experience is born. The Westin New York at Times Square is bringing guests the best of Broadway with an exclusive WICKED-themed hotel package. The WICKED Night Out getaway, valid through April 30, 2015, starts from just $299 and includes: *
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The Westin New York at Times Square Names Dawna Naylor Director of Sales

Impressive Track Record, Proven Results & Starwood Background Make Naylor a Standout to Drive Revenue for One of NYC's Premiere Business Travel Hotels

New York, NY – December 3, 2014 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Dawna Naylor as director of sales at The Westin New York at Times Square, an 873-room luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan's famed Times Square. Naylor, who has an impressive sales-based hospitality background, will report in to Jim Mooney, director of sales and marketing, while also working closely alongside General Manager Sean Verney.
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The Westin New York at Times Square Partners with Stray Boots for an Adventure that is Part Scavenger Hunt, Part Tour & All Fun!

Family Getaway Loaded with Perks Galore: MetroCard, Internet, Dining Discount & More, Totaling $500 in Value

New York, NY – May 12, 2014 – Part scavenger hunt, part city tour and all fun is what The Westin New York at Times Square is serving up with its new Stray Boots partnership that will send guests on a New York City whirlwind adventure.  After downloading the free Stray Boots app, Big Apple explorers will be sent on a mission that involves challenges, trivia questions and discovery as they earn points, take some wild photos (perfect for social media sharing to make friends & followers envious!) and learn all about Manhattan at their own pace.  With a “virtual” tour guide guests can set their own schedule and not worry about timing, take breaks as they please and fit in shopping along the way.  The Stray Boots getaway is available through September 1 and features $500 in value added amenities, including:
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Rest Well Calls: NYC Hotel Arranges Bedtime & Wake-Up Calls With Sleep Needs & Wellness in Mind

The Westin New York at Times Square Helps Guests Plan for Adequate Shuteye & Ultimately Maximize Productivity with Dual Calls;
A Hotel First

New York – April 28, 2014 Hotel wake-up calls are commonplace.  And so is the request coming in at 1:00 am for a 6:00 am rise-and-shine phone alarm.  Five hours is just not enough sleep, no matter how you spin it.  The Westin New York at Times Square, in a hotel first, has launched an innovative new program, Rest Well Calls, to aid guests in getting a good night’s sleep. Guests who opt to use the new program will be called at night, alerting them that it is time to go to bed, and then again seven to eight hours later (the recommended amount of nightly sleep for adults).  The luxury hotel in the heart of Times Square, which has a large number of business travelers who are running at full speed and little sleep, is looking to help guests maximize productivity by getting the proper amount of sleep in the iconic Westin Heavenly Bed®. 
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The Westin New York at Times Square Names Sean Verney General Manager

New York, NY – November 21, 2013 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Sean Verney as General Manager of The Westin New York at Times Square, an 873-room luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan’s famed Times Square.  Verney, who has an extensive hospitality and business development background, was previously the General Manager of the Sheraton Parsippany.
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The Westin New York at Times Square Unveils Renovated Atrium & Meeting Rooms Featuring Recycled Materials

NEW YORK – Oct. 15, 2011 – The Westin New York at Times Square recently completed a $1.6-million renovation of its ninth-floor meeting and event space, including seven meeting rooms and the New York Atrium, a total of 8,760 square feet.  Under the direction of Jeffrey Beers International, the area was updated with the environment in mind, and the New York Atrium now includes a backlit wall and bi-level serpentine bar that can be used for social functions or a communal work area.
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The Westin New York at Times Square is First U.S. Hotel to Launch iPad App - Travelers Can Preview Hotel & Amenities

New York, NY – Oct. 8, 2010 – The Westin New York at Times Square is proud to announce the availability of the hotel app for the iPad, providing a sneak peek of the property and the ability to book reservations, just as hotel bookings completed over smartphones are rising dramatically.* While hospitality brands have iPad apps, The Westin New York at Times Square is the first hotel to offer this service to travelers.
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