Make Mondays better with 3 p.m. Sunday check-out, extended breakfast and more

PHOENIX – (April 10, 2013) – The Westin Phoenix Downtown is tackling the Monday blues head-on with the introduction of a new, dedicated weekend program that gives guests more flexibility and time to make the most out of their weekend getaway. As part of the global brand-wide initiative, The Westin Phoenix Downtown invites guests to personalize their Westin Weekend experience with a 3 p.m. check-out on Sundays, extended breakfast hours until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, a special cocktail recipe so guests can enjoy a taste of Phoenix back at home, and a token (amenity) of appreciation for enjoying the Westin Weekends program.

To set the stage for the new program, The Westin Phoenix Downtown will signal the weekend has arrived through a variety of subtle sensory cues including changes in lighting, music and décor. The Westin Phoenix Downtown associates are also part of the transformation, leaving behind weekday ties and customary uniforms for a more relaxed and casual weekend look.

A longer weekend means a more relaxed, more positive perspective on the days ahead. Guests will discover complete well-being in downtown Phoenix at The Westin Phoenix Downtown. Whether they are looking to explore the Sonoran desert’s flora and fauna by strolling through the Desert Botanical Garden, visiting the Phoenix Zoo’s wildlife, or discovering Native American art and culture at the Heard Museum, Phoenix has something to offer everyone. And now with the new Westin Weekends program, guests can take time to discover new sites, or linger longer in a Westin Heavenly Bed® while soaking in panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows available in each guestroom. Westin Weekends are designed to inspire well-being via the many offerings available at the hotel: a good night’s sleep on the Heavenly Bed; SuperFoodsRX menu selections; and convenient exercise options like the WestinWORKOUT, RunWESTIN and New Balance Gear Lending programs.

To kick off the new Westin Weekends program, Province at The Westin Phoenix Downtown will offer half-off breakfast when enjoyed in the restaurant from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Breakfast items include modern classics like breakfast tacos, cinnamon oatmeal, assorted omelets, eggs Benedict, and much more.

Province will also extend an all-day happy hour menu that day that includes Latin-inspired tapas like pumpkin croquetas, spiced shrimp tacos, Venezuelan empanadas, Havana flatbread, and ceviche, and will also feature the hotel’s Westin Weekends tequila sunrise, a specialty cocktail available for only $5 during the launch event.

When you enjoy a Westin Weekend, you can enjoy a taste of Phoenix sipping on a modern-day tequila sunrise – a specialty cocktail to complement The Westin Phoenix Downtown’s Westin Weekends program. The tequila sunrise is a cocktail that resembles a sunset and has its roots dating back to the ’30s when it was invented by a Phoenix local. As is customary with Arizona hospitality, a bartender of the time exceeded a guest’s expectation by creating a refreshing tequila drink that could be enjoyed pool side. Success was had that day as the guest sipped the beverage on a warm Phoenix afternoon, enjoying a sunset that only Arizona can provide. The tequila sunrise will be available in the hotel’s restaurant, Province for $11 beginning April 20 for the duration of the Westin Weekends program.

• 1 ¼ ounce of tequila
• 1 ¼ cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
• ¾ ounce of grenadine
• Ice and soda water
• Orange slice and cherry for garnish

1. Add ice to a Collins glass.
2. Pour tequila and orange juice over ice.
3. Pour in grenadine, it will settle at the bottom.
4. Top with soda water.
5. Add orange slice and cherry for garnish.
6. Enjoy your refreshing cocktail!

Make the most of your stay at The Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel with the new Westin Weekends program that allows you a chance to relax and rejuvenate with signature Westin amenities that will leave you feeling refreshed. Stay two weekend nights and receive a complimentary third night’s stay available April 1 through Dec. 31, 2013. To make a reservation, call (800) 937-8461 and mention “Complimentary Night,” or visit

The Westin Phoenix Downtown and Province
333 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

About The Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel
The Westin Phoenix Downtown opened on March 10, 2011, as a boutique hotel with 242 guestrooms and 15,000 square feet of meeting space. Located on floors 11 through 18 in the Freeport-McMoRan Center, the hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Valley. The hotel offers signature services and amenities such as the Westin Heavenly Bed®, Westin Heavenly Shower® and Westin Workout®. Province, the hotel’s restaurant, combines Old World and new world culinary sensibilities and features Latin-inspired American cuisine. For additional information about the hotel or for reservations, please visit

About Province
In March 2011, downtown Phoenix became home to the second location of Province, a new restaurant concept that blends Old World and new world culinary sensibility. Province is a seasonal American restaurant with cuisine inspired by South America and Spain. The ingredients used to craft the dishes and cocktails are sourced from a variety of local, natural and sustainable sources. Located at the corner of Central and Van Buren inside The Westin Phoenix Downtown, Province features a comfortable, modern setting and offers everyday dining options for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. For additional information about the hotel or for reservations, please visit

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
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 SuperFoods 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 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 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 ElementSM. 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

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