ARLINGTON, VA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014
Every Thursday afternoon, just outside Washington, DC, the vibrant upscale Ballston neighborhood with countless restaurants, shopping and mixed used developments turns into an open market home of The Ballston FRESHFARM Market, a 501c3 nonprofit organization supporting the regions farmers and producers. Thursday August 7, 2014 will be a mega market with more offerings and sponsorships, including the Westin Arlington Gateway, whose team members will be serving fresh SuperFoods®- infused lemonade, with all donations going to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a foundation to raise money to help children with cancer.
“We feel it’s important to give back to a community that has been so good to us," stated David Gibbons, General Manager of the property that is under the management of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “We also feel that helping local farmers and small businesses is in line with our core beliefs. Not to mention that Eat Well is one of the key pillars of the Westin brand.”
Staying healthy while on travel is not an easy task. “Business travelers are especially eager to keep up with their fitness regimen while on the road,” said Gibbons. “Even leisure travelers, who have been known to indulge while on vacation, are now looking for healthier options. We have those options. With our SuperFoods® program, we have healthier selections in all our food outlets – from our award winning Pinzimini to our in-room dining. Even our Starbucks has seen an uptick in lower calorie drink options.”
Ballston, known for its walkers and joggers, is the ideal location for those travelers looking to make healthier choices. Two blocks away from the hotel is a park that guests and locals enjoy for morning jogs. The hotel is located across the street from Protein Bar, a fast food restaurant dedicated to healthy food selections. Two blocks away is a Capital Bikeshare pick up location, used by hotel guests and the high demand of locals living in the numerous condominium and apartment complexes in a ten block radius. Because of the proximity to the Metrorail, giving locals direct access into Washington, DC, it is not uncommon for those living in Ballston to not own cars.
ABOUT THE WESTIN ARLINGTON GATEWAY
The Westin Arlington Gateway is located in the vibrant Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, just two blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, providing direct access to Washington, D.C. Surrounded by countless restaurant and shopping options, offer guests relaxation after a long day of work or play. This upscale hotel offers 336 rooms and over 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel is the home of Pinzimini Restaurant & Lounge, an award winning restaurant enjoyed by guests and locals alike, serving breakfast lunch and dinner. The WestinWorkout gym, New Balance Gear Lending, and indoor pool allow guests to maintain thier fitness routine while travelling. The on premises Starbucks allows guests to maintain their caffeine ritual as well. For more information, visit the hotel website, call (703)717-6200, like on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
The Westin Arlington Gateway is under the management of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. To learn about more Crescent Hotels & Resorts in the Washington, DC area, click here.
ABOUT CRESCENT HOTELS & RESORTS
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-10 independent third-party operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 80 hotels and resorts, with close to 19,000 rooms in 29 states and Canada. Crescent is one of a small group of independent management companies approved to operate hotels under the Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and InterContinental flags. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.