Internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval has created an approachable menu for Maya, a modern Mexican kitchen and tequileria. Traditional recipes meet contemporary techniques, resulting in dishes and cocktails with authentic Mexican flavors.
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April 20, 2015
In celebration of Mother Earth, we will be hosting a special 108 Sun Salutations Yoga Event with Suyra Trobaugh this Saturday, April 25th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A Sun Salutation – or "Surya Namaskar" - is the ancient technique of paying respect and expressing gratitude to the Sun as the source of all life on our planet. Surya will guide the first several salutations, then as a community, the group will flow from one salutation to the next. This free event will be held in Studio Anjali is open to the public, with no advanced registration required.
As the first resort in Colorado to achieve LEED Silver Certification, we currently have more than 150 active sustainability guidelines in place. In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, the resort will also be offering tips on how to reduce your water consumption and is also placing eco-friendly tales like The Lorax and Where the Bees Come From in public spaces throughout the resort.
A major environmental focus this year for The Westin Riverfront is continuing to reduce its water consumption. In 2014, our overall occupancy increased by 2 percent, but our water usage decreased by 5 percent.
The Westin Riverfront is also a proud participant of the Clean the World program, which sends partially used amenity bottles and soap products to people in need in the developing world. Last year, we donated more than 1,078 pounds of waste, including 1,976 bars of soap and 1,415 plastic water bottles. This year, we also plan to implement a composting program and will complete an LED light bulb retrofit in all public hallways. We are also installing a repurposed pool bar that was originally created for Vail Beaver Creek 2015 by a local artist and made from reclaimed Pine Beetle Kill wood.
April 13, 2015
Thanks to everyone who joined us on the slopes at Beaver Creek this winter - it was another fantastic ski season!! Now we're busy getting ready for a busy summer full of hiking, kayaking, rafting, golfing and more!!
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April 5, 2015
Our Athletic Club wants to help you feel great this spring with two new workout programs: a Spring Shape-Up Boot Camp beginning on April 21 and an 8-week Run Club starting on April 28.
8-Week Run Club
Led by Athletic Club trainer and XTERRA Pro Triathlete Tamara Donelson, the 8-week Run Club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. from April 28 – June 20.
This training group is specifically designed for participants interested in working toward a running goal and to boost their fitness levels. Gain skills to guide you through the VRD Summer Solstice 5K or 10K races on June 20 or apply them to the full VRD Running Series this summer. The cost is $80 for Athletic Club members, $120 for the public. Drop-in sessions are $10 for members or $15 for the public.
Spring Shape-Up Boot Camp
Led by Certified Fitness Instructor and 6-time Ironman finisher Carrie Larson, the Spring Shape-Up Boot Camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 21 – May 28.
This six-week program is designed for participants interested in weight management and fitness level transformation, using interval, core and strength training to improve muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance. Participants will take before & after biometric measurements and fitness tests to help them set realistic and attainable goals.
The package price for the Spring Shape-Up Boot Camp is $225 for Athletic Club members and $305 for the public and includes biometric testing, a $100 Spa Anjali gift card, the Fitness Pal app, weekly challenges and nutrition tips. The drop-in price per class is $40 for the public and $20 for Athletic Club members.
For more information or to register for either program, please call us 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com.
March 18, 2015
Maya is celebrating Easter with a special Holiday Brunch on Sunday, April 2nd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We will also be hosting an Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt starting at 11 a.m. for kids 5 and under, 11:30 a.m. for kids ages 6-9 years old and Noon for kids ages 10-12 years old. The Westin’s Kids Club will also be offering special family-friendly Easter craft activities in the lobby.
Maya’s holiday brunch will feature a Build Your Own Omelet Station and a Carving Station serving Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Honey Glazed Ham. Other menu items include a spinach & mushroom frittata, malted waffles and Huevos Rancheros.
Maya will also be serving scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, parfaits, yogurt and granola, assorted pastries, cheese and charcuterie, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon and roasted asparagus salad with prosciutto and truffle vinaigrette.
Guests can also enjoy a Bunny Treats Dessert Table, stacked high with Chocolate decadence, apple cake, goat cheese cheesecake, mini cupcakes, tartlets and Easter cookies.
Easter Brunch is $35 for adults and $15 for kid’s ages 5-12. Reservations are highly recommended; please call Maya at 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
March 16, 2015
We are very excited to share that Organic Spa Magazine has honored Spa Anjali as a 2015 "Top 10 Green Spa!" Please click here to read the whole story. Did you know that Spa Anjali uses only organic and natural treatment products and that we source locally whenever possible? We also recently installed carpeting made from recycled fishing nets from the Philippines and all of the products in the spa boutique were selected to align with our sustainable goals, such as Eminence Skincare, which has planted 1,631 trees on our behalf.
March 8, 2015
This spring, Spa Anjali wants to encourage you to extend your relaxation with the “Stay Longer, Feel Better” promotion, which features discounts for booking a longer treatment:
- A 50-minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial: $140
- A 75-minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial: $157
- A 100-minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial: $191
The Stay Longer, Feel Better promotion is available Monday – Thursday. To book your appointment, please call 970-790-3020 or visit www.spaanjali.com.
February 25, 2015
We are busy gearing up for the awesome Spring Break season!! We are excited to share our new family-friendly programs for the month of March, including:
WALKING MOUNTAINS SCIENCE CENTER SNOWSHOE TOURS
The Westin Riverfront is pleased to have partnered with Vail Valley’s Walking Mountains Science Center to offer 2-5 hour guided snowshoe excursions on Mondays and Wednesdays in the White River National Forest. The Beginner Snowshoe Experiences are recommended for ages 14+. The resort is also offering Thursday Nature at Night walks that are open to all ages. Transportation and all equipment are provided; please visit a Westin Riverfront Concierge to sign up.
MAYA KIDS TABLE
Maya - a modern Mexican kitchen bar by Chef Richard Sandoval - will be serving a special Kids Buffet nightly from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The cost is $15 per child and it will include an assortment of family favorites, including chicken tenders, pasta, pizza, grilled cheese bites and dessert.
FAMILY YOGA AT STUDIO ANJALI
Studio Anjali is offering a complimentary Family Yoga Class on Saturday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. that is open to all ages.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT PAJAMA PARTIES
The Westin Riverfront ‘s Kids Club is hosting a Kids Pajama Party on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come down in their pajamas to enjoy dinner, movie, popcorn, ice cream and sundaes. The cost is $75 per child.
TWEEN SPA SERVICES
Spa Anjali offers several spa services for kids starting at age 8, including a Mother & Daughter Manicure price at $35 (available for kids under age 12) and a Tween Delight Manicure ($20) & Pedicure ($30). To book, please call 970-790-3020.
The Westin Riverfront’s Kids Club is open daily to children ages 5-12 years old and offers fun and discovery both indoors and outdoors. Weekly special events include ice-skating in the Beaver Creek Village on Tuesdays and a Beaver Creek Scavenger Hunt on Thursdays. For full details, please visit www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com/westin-kids-club
February 18, 2015
February 2, 2015
2015 FIS World Ski Championships
The Vail Beaver Creek 2015 FIS World Ski Championships open tonight at 7 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony at the Championship Plaza in the Vail Village. From Apres Avon to the Audi Driving Experience on Nottingham Lake, there are tons of fabulous events happening over the next two weeks, check out the complete schedule here.
Snow Sugar Apres Ski Party and Fashion Show
On Wednesday, Feb. 4th, please join us in the lobby from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. for the Snow Sugar Pop Up Shop & Fashion Show featuring live music and complimentary cocktails poured by Korbel California Champagne and Iceberg Vodka. Hot cocoa and cookies will also be service. Snow Sugar - an all-women's snow apparel line designed to be bring fashion, femininity and function to the slopes - will be showcasing merchande from its 2015 Candy Collection.
Valentine's Day Partner Yoga
In celebration of Valentine's Day, Studio Anjali with host a special Valentine's Day Partner Yoga class on Saturday, Feb. 14th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
This unique class brings the familiar postures of Hatha yoga into a playful and inspired candlelight setting. This practice is designed in the expression of Namaste - the divine in me to the divine in you - as shared postures unfold in twists, forward folds and heart openers. Partner yoga can deepen your expression of each pose as well as your connection to yourself and your partner.
Led by Miller and Dave Garancosky, the class will feature candlelight ambiance, chocolates & wine. The cost is $55 per couple or $35 per person for the public or $45 per couple or $25 per person for Athletic Club members.
Pre-registration is highly recommended; please call 970-790-2051 to save your spot. No previous partner yoga experience necessary; bring a partner or be open to pairing up.
Jan. 26, 2015
On Monday, Feb. 9th from 5 p.m – 7p.m., Maya will officially launch its new signature tequila with a special 2015 World Championship Tequila Event. Our delicious new tequila was specially made for the restaurant last fall at Casa Herradura in Tequila, Mexico. Guests are invited to enjoy two complimentary shots of Maya Tequila's, plus chips, salsa and guacamole. All attendees will also be entered into a drawing to win a signature bottle of Maya Tequila, with personal bottle storage at Maya for 1 year AND receive an official Vail Daily 2015 Gondola pin.
Maya Weekly Specials
Maya has also launched an awesome series of weekly specials, come on in an check them out!!
- Sunday - Margarita Madness: $5 traditional margaritas
- Monday - 2 Can Dine for $49
- Taco Trio Tuesday - Mix and Match Any Three Tacos for $12
- Wine Down Wednesday - 50% off Any Bottle of Wine $50 or More
- Tequila Thursday - Featured Tequila Flight for $16
- Friday: Local's Night - Locals Get 15% off Entire Bill (Happy Hour not included)
- Sangria Saturday - $5 Sangrias All Day
Jan. 12, 2015
Snow Sugar Pop Up Shop & Fashion Show on Feb. 4
Mark your calendars: We are excited to be hosting a special Snow Sugar Pop Up Show & Fashion Show on Wednesday, Feb. 4th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.!
Snow Sugar - an all-women's snow apparel line designed to bring fashion, femininity and function to the slopes - will be showcasing merchandise from its 2015 Candy Collection, including pieces such as Cherry Red Pixie Pants, Bubblegum Pink Snow Coats, the Rocky Road Ski Suit and their signature Hoodie a La Mode.
The event will include a fashion show featuring the Snow Sugar 2015 Snow Clothing “Candy Collection”, music and complimentary cocktails poured by Korbel California Champagne and Iceberg Vodka. Hot cocoa and cookies will also be served. Guests may order gourmet pub fare and handcrafted cocktails from our Parlor 126.
Snow Sugar’s designer Sonya Powell will be on-hand to discuss the collection, which was inspired by her struggle to find feminine, fashionable skiwear. Snow Sugar’s high-end looks combine waterproof, breathable and functional vinyl with a custom anti-slick waterproof nylon back to keep you safe, warm and stylish on the slopes. Perfect for the individual with an active and chic lifestyle. Snow Sugar also offers Flurry Boot Covers, scarves, hats, gloves and the popular and stylish “I Love Snow” t-shirts. Hope you can join us!
Jan. 5, 2015
Athletic Club Swim Stroke Clinic
Prepare for the upcoming triathlon season with the new First Out of the Water Swim Stroke Clinic offered Jan. 9-11 at our Athletic Club. Led by professional XTERRA competitor Craig Evans, this workshop will help you master techniques and skills that easily transfer to the open water, allowing you to swim with more confidence. The workshop schedule is as follows:
- Friday, January 9 - Personal 1:1 Sessions with Craig Evans
- One-on-one session stroke evaluation to identify stroke technique changes to improve swim times while exerting less effort. (One hour individual sessions scheduled between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
- Saturday, January 10 - Classroom Training & Group Swim Session
- 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Classroom instruction and group discussions
- 10 a.m. – Noon: Group swim session with personal videotaping
- Noon – 1 p.m.: Classroom video analysis & instruction
- Sunday, January 11 - Personal 1:1 Sessions with Craig Evans
- One hour individual sessions scheduled between 9 a.m. and noon.
Two pricing options are available for the Swim Stroke Clinic:
- $200 – Includes 1 hour of private instruction and full Saturday session
- $125 – 4-hour Saturday classroom/group session only
For more information or to register, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com.
Please join us for the 4th annual holiday screening of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” featuring the classic Charles M. Schulz movie accompanied by live music from Vail Valley jazz duo BLT featuring Tony Gulizia and Brian Loftus.
Free and open to the public, the performance will take place at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 24th in our Lobby. Guests can enjoy Parlor 126’s handcrafted cocktails and gourmet pub fare during the show.
“This is the fourth year that we’ve hosted this special show and it has become a nice holiday tradition that our guests and locals both really seem to enjoy,” said Westin Riverfront General Manager Jeffery Burrell.
Our award-winning Maya is also offering a special Christmas Eve Buffet from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Signature entrees including Lamb Mole Poblano with Plantains, Chicken Tinga Sopes, Prime Rib and Baked Ham. A Kid’s Menu is available offering hot dogs, chicken fingers and vegetable crudité. The price is $75 per person or $25 for kids age 5-12. Reservations are highly recommended: 970-790-5500.
Celebrate in the Christmas season with a festive meal at Maya, our modern Mexican kitchen & tequila bar by Chef Richard Sandoval!
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
- Indulge in Maya’s special Christmas Eve Buffet on Dec. 24th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Signature entrees including Lamb Mole Poblano with Plantains, Chicken Tinga Sopes, Prime Rib and Baked Ham. A Kid’s Menu is available offering hot dogs, chicken fingers, vegetable crudité and mac ‘n cheese. The price is $75 per person or $25 for kids 5-12.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH
- Join us on Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a Holiday Buffet featuring classics like Eggs Benedict, Stuffed French Toast and Waffles, Huevos Rancheros, Honey Ginger Glazed Ham and Roasted Leg of Lamb. The Brunch will also feature a Seafood Display, Kids Items and Dessert Buffet. The price is $55 for adults and $20 for kids 5-12 years.
Dec. 8, 2014
November 25, 2014
Beaver Creek opens tomorrow with 558 acres!
Beaver Creek Mountain is kicking off the 2014-2015 season in a big way tomorrow with 558 acres of terrain, including Rose Bowl and Bachelor Gulch. More than 15 inches of fresh snow have fallen in the past two days and more is expected today. New this year: the Centennial Express Lift is now a combination lift, alternating between 10-person gondola cabins and six-person chairs, which will increase uphill capacity by 35 percent.
And at 2 p.m., don't miss the 11th annual Beaver Creek Cookie Competition in the Village, where you can sample five different cookies and vote for the Official Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for this season. We're looking forward to another fantastic season!!
Thanksgiving at Maya
Don't miss our huge Thanksgiving feast at Maya, with an amazing menu featuring your choice of Colorado Lamb Sirloin, Roasted Turkey or Colorado Bass. Priced at just $38 per adult, reservations are highly recommended: 970-790-5500.
November 21, 2014
Vail Mountain Now Open!
Ski season is officially here - Vail opened for the ski season today with 540 acres of terrain and more than a foot of snow of snow is expected this weekend. Beaver Creek should be in fantastic shape when it opens next Wednesday, Nov. 26th. See you out there!
Men’s Pilates Reformer Class
Our Athletic Club is offering a new Men’s Pilates Reformer Class designed specifically for male athletes.
Taught by Rife Hilgartner, the 50-minute class is offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. It is designed to challenge even the toughest athlete while strengthening core muscles and improving flexibility. Pilates can help you feel better and perform better in your other sports!
Hilgartner is a Certified Pilates Instructor, a Certified Snowboard Instructor and a TRX Certified Suspension Trainer. The price is $20 for Athletic Club members and $40 for the public. A class 10-pack can also be purchased for $225 for non-members or $180 for members. For more information or to register, please call 970-790-2051
Nov. 3, 2014
Thanksgiving at Maya
Make your reservations now to enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving feast at Maya! Priced at just $38 per adult, our four-course holiday meal includes your choice of Colorado Lamb Sirloin, Roasted Turkey or Colorado Bass. Maya will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, reservations are highly recommended: 970-790-5500.
Oct. 27, 2014
Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Readers' Choice award!
Oct. 13, 2014
Bring Yoga Back to Life with Desiree Rumbaugh
We are excited to welcome back internationally renowned yogi Desiree Rumbaugh on Nov. 7-9 for a special workshop Bring Yoga Back to Life. The workshop will offer 10 hours of classes designed to help students embrace their own power, courage and beauty.
Open to all levels, the Bring Yoga Back to Life workshop includes:
- Friday, Nov. 7 - 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Soul Food - Hip Openers
- Saturday, Nov. 8 - 9:30 a.m. – noon: Enthusiasm – Backbends
- 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Deep Listening - Forward Bends, Pranayama & Meditation
- Sunday, Nov. 9 - 9:30 a.m. – noon: Imagination - Playful Variations on Twists
Attendees can add to their experience with two extra Friday sessions;
- 9:30 a.m. – noon: Inspiration:Advanced Practice
- Participants should be able to push up to full wheel pose with straight arms and do handstand at the wall unassisted
- 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Motivation - Wisdom Warriors - for yogis age 50 and older
The price for the Desiree Rumbaugh 10-hour workshop is $200. Participants can also enjoy each individual class for $45 per session. To register, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com
Rumbaugh is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with more than 25 years of practice, including teaching certificates in both Iyengar and Anusara yoga. She is a contributor to Yoga Journal Magazine and has a series of DVDs entitled Yoga to the Rescue.
For yoga workshop attendees, we are offering special room rates starting at $109 per night. To book, please call 1-866-949-1616 and request the Desiree Rumbaugh workshop rate or visit www.startwoodmeeting.com/Book/desireeworkshop.
Oct. 6, 2014
Maya's You Dine, We Donate September partner: Shaw Cancer Center
Maya's October partner for "You Dine, We Donate" is the Vail Valley's important Shaw Cancer Center! Please join us this month at Table 101 to help raise funds for this great facility and its programs! All food & beverage purchases made at Table #101 this month will be donated to Walking Mountains. Make your reservation now: 970-790-5500.
Sept. 28, 2014
Resident Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin wants to help you get ready for the upcoming ski season with the new 8-week Winter Sports Conditioning Class.
Shiffrin – who was named our “Resident Gold Medalist” this past summer – has recorded a series of video tips on how to incorporate many of her tried-and-true exercises to achieve optimal on-mountain performance, including using the BOSU, Kettlebells, agility ladder hurdles and medicine balls. Trainers Christy Madison, Jeff Draper and Mike Dorr will then help you work Shiffrin’s exercises into your fitness routine. You can view Mikaela's first fitness tip here: http://youtu.be/StrKDP92qxQ
The 8-week class will be held from Oct. 6 – Nov. 26. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:15 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. The Winter Sports Conditioning sessions will all be held in The Athletic Club’s Movement Studio.
Enjoy the Winter Sports Conditioning classes for free by becoming an Athletic Club member! Join before Sept. 30th to take advantage of our Fall Membership Special of NO initiation fee - a more than $100 value. Membership plans start at $120 per month for individuals or $180 per month for families.
The sessions are open to the general public at $15 per class, based on availability. Registration is available 48 hours in advance of each class, either online at www.athleticclubwestin.com or by phone at 970-790-2051.
Resort guests are also encouraged to check out the new Miki’s Corner functional strength cage in the Club’s CompuTrainer Studio. Designed with input from Shiffrin, this new space features TRX, bumper plate weights, sand bags and more.
Sept. 21, 2014
Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop
Learn how to stretch, tone and realign your entire body with the new Introduction to Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop this Sunday, Sept. 28th at The Athletic Club at The Westin.
Yamuna can improve posture, relieve back, neck and shoulder pain and release tightness and tension that can restrict movement. The workshop will be taught by Jen Tracy Hooker, a certified yoga instructor and massage therapist who received a certification in Yamuna Body Rolling in 2004.
The price is $50 for the general public. To register, please call 970-790-2051.
Maya's You Dine, We Donate September partner
Maya's September partner for "You Dine, We Donate" is the amazing Walking Mountains Science Center here in the Vail Valley! Please join us this month at Table 101 to help raise funds for this great group! All food & beverage purchases made at Table #101 this month will be donated to Walking Mountains. Make your reservation now: 970-790-5500.