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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May 27, 2015
Westin Riverfront Run with a View 5K
We are excited to share that we will be celebrating National Running Day with a special Westin Run with a View 5K on Wednesday, June 3rd. Free and open to the public, this 5K walk/run will leave from The Westin Riverfront’s Gondola Plaza at noon.
Join The Westin’s Run Concierge Tamara Donelson and Athletic Club Director Jen Razee on the course, which will go west on the Eagle River bike path, around Nottingham Lake, then back along the bike path to end at The Westin Riverfront.
Along the way, be sure to take in the gorgeous Vail Valley views and look for the “Insta-worthy” photo locations where you can snap a picture and post it on social media for a chance to win a variety of great prizes, including a getaway to The Westin Riverfront. Participants need to “tag” the Westin Riverfront at #westinriverfront to be entered to win. Prizes include:
- 1st Prize: One night stay at The Westin Riverfront
- 2nd Prize: $150 to Gift Certificate to Spa Anjali
- 3rd Prize: $100 Gift Card to Maya
- 4th Prize: $50 Gift Card to the Lift Café
- 5th Prize: $25 Gift Card to Starbucks
The Westin Riverfront Executive Committee will select their top five favorite posts and then the entire resort staff will vote for the winners. Hope you will join us!
May 18, 2015
Definitive Barre Certification Workshop
Our Athletic Club is excited to be hosting a special Definitive Barre Certification and Advanced Barre Workshop on May 30-31st with sisters Elizabeth Vino and Dara Vino, founders of Definitive Barre Fitness. Definitive Barre is an enduring fitness program that features creative choreography and safe, effective body mechanics that strengthen, shape and exhilarate. Both courses are AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) approved.
The weekend schedule is as follows:
Barre Certification, 6 AFAA CEUs - Saturday, May 30th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - $599
- Framework and timeline to conduct an effective Barre fitness class
- Music playlists set to Barre choreography in Barre class flow
- Over 200 color pictures of choreography
- Background & History of Barre, Musicality & Counting, Glossary of Terms, Equipment Guidelines and Use, Modifications and Adjustments
- Written Barre Class Templates and Barre Class Build-tos
- Practicum, written final exam and final proof of certification
- All participants will receive a professional DVD of a 1-hr Barre Class led by Elizabeth Vino
Barre Master Class - Saturday, May 30th from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
- FREE to Barre Certification participants, $15 drop-in fee for Athletic Club at The Westin members and the public.
Advanced Barre Workshop*, 4 AFAA CEUs - Sunday, May 31st from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; $299
- Barre industry trends & tools
- Choreography - Focus on “New Moves”
- THE BARRE EXCHANGE™ - One of the most unique elements of DBF's advanced level workshop is the opportunity to obtain knowledge from other experienced Barre instructors by sharing Barre choreography and playlists.
- New ways to integrate equipment
*This Workshop is for advanced, certified Barre Instructors only. Pre-requisites apply.
Sisters Elizabeth Vino and Dara Vino are owners of the Barre Certification. Elizabeth’s unique combination of corporate training expertise and dance and fitness acumen led to the creation of the trademarked Definitive Barre Instructor Certification Training Manual and the “Absolut Barre” DVD Series. Dara – who has performed internationally with the Sarasota Ballet and the Charleston Ballet - holds graduate degree in Medicine from Nova Southeastern and now works as a board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Orthopedics and Movement Disorders.
For more information or to register for the upcoming Barre workshops, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com.
May 11, 2015
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May 4, 2015
Mother's Day at Maya and Spa Anjali
Let us help you spoil Mom this Mother’s Day weekend with a day of pampering at Spa Anjali and a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Maya. Maya will host a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. featuring a Build Your Own Omelet Station and a Carving Station serving Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Honey Glazed Ham. Maya will also be serving scrambled eggs, a spinach & mushroom frittata, malted waffles, Huevos Rancheros, shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon and roasted asparagus salad. Guests can also enjoy a Dessert Table stacked high with chocolate decadence, apple cake, goat cheese cheesecake and more.
Maya’s Mother’s Day Brunch is priced at $35 for adults and $15 for kid’s ages 5-12. All moms will be treated to a complimentary mimosa; bottomless mimosas and sangria will be available for $15. Reservations are highly recommended; please call 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
You can also give Mom the gift of relaxation with a day of pampering at Spa Anjali, which is offering a special I Love You Mom package this Saturday, May 9th & Sunday, May 10th.
For just $199, the I Love You Mom offer includes:
- Express Mani & Pedi
- A 75-minute Spa Anjali Facial OR Massage
- One group exercise class at the Athletic Club at The Westin
- A special Spa Gift
To book Mom’s Spa Anjali visit, please call 970-790-3020 or visit www.spaanjali.com.
April 27, 2015
Obstacle Course Training Program
Out Athletic Club is offering a 6-week Obstacle Course Training Program starting on May 5th with the goal of getting ready for the June Spartan Races in Breckenridge.
Offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m., this progressive training course is designed to prepare you for the summer obstacle course and mud run race season. Participants will work on short and mid-distance running (¼ to ½ mile intervals), as well as crawling, lifting, dragging and jumping. The course will also focus on upper and lower body agility exercises. A team from the Athletic Club will run the 3-mile Spartan Sprint race in Breckenridge on Saturday, June 13.
Westin Athletic Club personal trainer and ski conditioning coach Jeff Draper will lead the course. Draper is an NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who is also a Certified Rolfer and Cold Laser Therapist.
The cost of the 6-week program is $150 for Athletic Club members or $225 for the public. Drop-in classes are available for $20 each. For more information or to register, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com.
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.