The Westin oozes style even as you enter the lobby. As you make your way past the grand atrium and along wide, quiet corridors, you can guess that your room is going to be impressive. My deluxe suite didn’t disappoint and had views over the resort and the Arabian Gulf beyond, a separate living room, a dressing room, and a bathroom with a fantastically deep tub as well as a separate shower cubicle. The Westin’s signature ‘Heavenly bed’ lived up to its billing and if there wasn’t so much to discover at the resort I may well have had difficulty leaving it.
The resort has three pools, including a lap pool and covered children’s pool. Junior guests are very well taken care of with a complimentary kids’ club seven days per week, beach games and special menus as well as a babysitting service.
Adults are kept occupied with a wide range of water sports, being pampered in the Heavenly Spa, or simply lazing on the very nice beach.
The hotel has great restaurants too. I had a delicious lunch in Bussola, the Italian restaurant, and Bubbilicious, the Friday brunch, is one of the most popular brunches in a city bursting with options. There are even acrobats, a petting zoo and kids’ corner to keep children entertained while adults savour brunch.
The Westin goes above and beyond to ensure not just the wellbeing of guests but of the planet and children too. They have a fantastic initiative where you can forego housekeeping for a day (or more) and they will donate $6 to UNICEF for environmental and educational work with children.
It’s a great hotel for all the family with lots to offer business guests too.