A Rest at The Westin

Premier Magazine (South AFrica) - - Motoring - Text: Paula Ra­bel­ing Images © The Westin Cape Town

An im­pres­sive sight with its glass façade while driv­ing into the city cen­tre of Cape Town from the N1, The Westin – neigh­bour­ing the Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre – is an iconic build­ing in the Mother City. This five-star ho­tel has so much more to of­fer than the ideal lo­ca­tion from which to ex­plore Cape Town.

A Good Night’s Rest

Com­fort is some­thing that is a univer­sal want – most peo­ple want to be able to jump into a cosy, plush bed af­ter a day of ex­plor­ing a new city, or busi­ness meet­ings. Unique to The Westin brand is Heav­enly® Beds – each room in the ho­tel fea­tures one of these beds so that guests wake up feel­ing re­freshed. To fur­ther as­sist you in one of the best night’s rest you will ever have, on the bed­side ta­ble af­ter turn down is The Westin’s Wind Down Balm, a blend of laven­der and chamomile to rub onto your arms and tem­ples to re­lax.

Food with Views

An ex­pe­ri­ence not to be missed out on is din­ing at ON19, the on­site restau­rant at The Westin. Named af­ter its 19th floor lo­ca­tion, ON19 fo­cuses on cre­at­ing meals with bold flavours and healthy in­gre­di­ents.

Break­fast is a buf­fet af­fair with a range of fruit and veg­etable plat­ters with dips, fresh fruit juices, su­per juices, and smooth­ies. Cold meats and pas­tries along with a range of cheeses make for a wide va­ri­ety of choices for break­fast starters.

The à la carte break­fast menu in­cludes tra­di­tional break­fast choices as well as a range for the more health con­scious. An English break­fast, eggs benedict, eggs Floren­tine, omelettes, crêpes, and French toast are op­tions along­side choices such as buck­wheat waf­fles; zuc­chini, pea, and cau­li­flower pak­oura; egg white pizza; and chia break­fast pud­ding.

One of the jewels in the crown of The Westin is the Heav­enly Spa, with a va­ri­ety of treat­ments on of­fer to pamper guests in or­der to leave them feel­ing re­ju­ve­nated.

The Su­per­food­srx™ logo in­di­cates Su­per­food­srx™ dishes, which specif­i­cally pair whole foods to boost their nu­tri­tional ben­e­fits and flavours.

Be­sides the de­li­cious range of foods to choose from and en­joy, cer­tainly one of the most dis­tinc­tive fea­tures of ON19 is the sweep­ing view of the metropoli­tan of Cape Town, ex­tend­ing to the Wa­ter­front as well as Ta­ble Moun­tain.

This view is just as cap­ti­vat­ing dur­ing din­ner time when the lights of the city are twin­kling, ac­com­pa­nied by an­other com­pre­hen­sive menu. There are many in­ter­na­tional in­flu­ences, with South African touches, that can be seen in the gourmet op­tions which in­clude mar­i­nated squid, pa­paya salsa, and tapi­oca crisp; aro­matic shi­take mush­room broth, pep­per chicken tortellini, cashew nut pesto, and chili oil; and parsnip, pear and potato soup with pep­pered goats cheese for starters. The mains in­clude mouth-wa­ter­ing op­tions such as hon­eyglazed duck breast with rooi­bos in­fused risotto, Karan beef tenderloin with 24hour braised short rib, and red drum sea bass ac­com­pa­nied by sea­weed gnoc­chi and naartjie purée.

Have a Ses­sion of Pam­per­ing

One of the jewels in the crown of The Westin is the Heav­enly Spa. This award-win­ning spa has 15 treat­ment rooms, a sauna, hot tub, and pool with an un­sur­passed view of the Cape Town Fore­shore, and a va­ri­ety of treat­ments on of­fer to pamper guests in or­der to leave them feel­ing re­ju­ve­nated. To make guests feel like roy­alty, the 24 Carat Gold Cleopa­tra Face Mask is the ul­ti­mate in facial in­dul­gence. Lay back while the spa ther­a­pist ap­plies a mud made up of the finest in­gre­di­ents to heal and nour­ish the skin, be­fore a mask of 24 carat gold is ap­plied to the face for its anti-ag­ing prop­er­ties.

Other treat­ments in­clude a range of mas­sages, body ex­fo­li­a­tion and wrap, man­i­cures and pedi­cures, and fa­cials. For the ul­ti­mate in re­ju­ve­na­tion, make an af­ter­noon into one of ut­most pam­per­ing with one of the pack­ages of­fered by Heav­enly Spa, which com­bine a range of treat­ments.

Of­fer­ing so much to guests to as­sist in un­wind­ing and re­ju­ve­nat­ing, The Westin is the ul­ti­mate ho­tel for a heav­enly re­treat.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.west­in­capetown.com.

Of­fers Not to Miss:

Heav­enly Treats

With your part­ner, en­joy a three-course din­ner in ON19 Restau­rant and nour­ish your soul with one 45-minute treat­ment each at the Heav­enly Spa.

Se­cret Lunch Hour

Choose one lux­ury treat­ment and two de­li­cious cour­ses from the menu at ON19. Af­ter 90 min­utes, you will be back at your desk look­ing and feel­ing fan­tas­tic. Spa treat­ment op­tions in­clude a 45-minute treat­ment.

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