ATLANTA - July 30, 2014 -(BUSINESS WIRE) - The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta's John Portman-designed, AAA Four Diamond hotel that recently underwent a grand $70 million renovation, is redefining the meeting experience by launching several distinctive enhancements including its Think Well Speakers Program, "I Climbed The Peach" team-building challenge and Tangent™ at Westin. July 30, 2014In keeping with the Westin brand's commitment to well-being, these unique offers help planners and attendees Work Well, Move Well and Feel Well.
"By thinking outside the box, we're bringing meetings into the future and giving planners a holistic experience that anticipates and answers the needs of today's meeting attendees," said Ron Tarson, general manager of The Westin Peachtree Plaza. "With 200,000 gross square feet of meeting space, we have the perfect environment to foster these dynamic, tailored sessions."
As part of the meeting package, The Westin Peachtree Plaza offers its complimentary Think Well Speakers Program, with a variety of notable industry leaders and experts who can discuss ways to improve individual and team performance and wellness. Organizations of all sizes can relate to topics like bridging the gap between productivity and peace of mind, employees are your first customer, meeting vs. working and practice management. Speakers are coordinated through the hotel, leaving meeting planners with only one tough decision – which thought leader to choose from the list.
The Westin Peachtree Plaza's distinctive team-building activities will improve meeting attendees' physical and mental well-being, pushing them to work together and connect through a common goal.
For a once in a lifetime experience, meeting attendees can embark on the "I Climbed The Peach" challenge. In small groups, attendees sign up to climb the 72 stories to the top of The Westin Peachtree Plaza where they will receive an "I Climbed The Peach" t-shirt – a souvenir that doubles as bragging rights for conquering the Southeast's tallest hotel. But for competitors and sightseers alike, the real prize is the breathtaking views of the Atlanta skyline.
For an activity closer to the ground, the hotel offers RunWESTIN™. As a team, meeting attendees join a RunWESTIN™ Concierge on a three mile guided run around the city to sightsee while enjoying a physical activity. No tennis shoes or work out clothes? No worries. With the New Balance Gear Lending program, shoes and clothing are available for guests to use for $5 during their entire stay.
Meeting guests can also work together to support the community they are visiting with On-Site Specialty Events such as "Spread the Good." This activity combines team building and giving. Attendees are broken into groups and compete to make the most sandwiches that are then donated to a local shelter.
Even during an engaging meeting, day-to-day business responsibilities are still on the forefront. With The Westin Peachtree Plaza's recently launched Tangent™ at Westin, attendees can check back in with their offices while on-the-go. The ad-hoc meeting space is rentable by the hour and available for up to six people. Outfitted with cutting-edge videoconferencing technology, wired and wireless Internet, computers, printers, floor-to-ceiling whiteboards and more, Tangent™ at Westin is perfect for keeping in touch and even impromptu breakout sessions.
During the planned meeting, guests benefit from the hotel's advanced technology and connectivity including high-speed wireless internet access with up to 150 megabits of speed per second. All spaces utilize onsite AV services and can support various presentation requirements.
To support these new enhancements, The Westin Peachtree Plaza has 200,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including 53 recently renovated meeting rooms and Building 1 of AmericasMart, which is conveniently connected to the hotel. In addition, the hotel offers flexible room setups to inspire and engage attendees. For example, pod seating is available for sessions that require brainstorming and teamwork.
Knowing that the best ideas sometimes come outside the meeting walls, The Westin Peachtree Plaza provides thoughtfully-appointed seating zones in its recently redesigned lobby to facilitate collaboration. Meeting planners can also book the hotel's spectacular Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View resting high above the city. The tri-level, revolving upscale complex features seasonal, ingredient-driven fare, panoramic views of Atlanta and customizable event spaces on each floor.
Outside of the meeting, The Westin Peachtree Plaza ensures guests achieve true revitalization during their downtime. As part of the Westin's partnership with Headspace, all guests – including meeting attendees – have online and mobile access to find their center, with audio and visual content designed to promote meditation while increasing mindfulness. The hotel's 1,073 newly renovated guest rooms and suites also feature signature Heavenly® amenities for soothing relaxation.
As a premiere meeting destination, The Westin Peachtree Plaza provides these next-level amenities in the bustling hub of downtown Atlanta, with many of the city's renowned attractions just steps away including Centennial Park, the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the newly-opened National Center for Civil & Human Rights and the soon-to-be-unveiled College Football Hall of Fame.
For more information on The Westin Peachtree Plaza or to book a meeting, please visit www.westin.com/peachtree.
Designed by John Portman in 1976, The Westin Peachtree Plaza is a 73-story tower, topped by the tri-level, revolving Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View. At 754 feet, The Westin Peachtree Plaza was Atlanta's tallest building until 1987, when it was surpassed by One Atlantic Center. Today, The Westin Peachtree Plaza is the fifth tallest building in Atlanta and remains the tallest hotel in the Southeast. For more information, please visit: www.westin.com/peachtree or like us on Facebook.
Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed®, delicious SuperFoodsRx® and WestinWORKOUT® studio – have been designed with the guests' well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, 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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