In line with the growing industry trend for health and fitness programs, Westin Hotels has launched a nationwide search across the US for its first resident running concierge who will hit the pavement leading run groups for guests.
Passionate runners with an appetite for travel are being invited to apply for the RunWestin Concierge position to act as an on-site running expert traveling across the country to help guests prepare for a series of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons throughout the year.
As a personal running coach for the North American races, the concierge will engage with fellow runners, share training and race advice, lead warm-up runs and helm social media accounts for the service.
It’s the latest initiative out of major, international hotel brands to launch wellness programs for their increasingly health-minded clientele.
The Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, for example, offers a “Fairmont Fit” program that includes fitness gear, mp3 players, bikes for loan and run clubs at select properties.
New York boutique hotel INK48 also offers a runner’s kit that includes a pre-loaded iPod shuffle, sports watch, running belt, water bottles and a map of the Hudson River running path.
In partnership with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons, the Westin is also offering VIP Marathon packages to its running guests that offer bib pick-up, pre-race pasta dinners, access to the post-race VIP Recovery Tent, and ice bags delivered to their hotel rooms.
The packages are available in race markets including Montreal, Las Vegas and Los Angeles with additional races for 2014.
Deadline for the running concierge position is June 30. Details on how to apply are available at http://www.runwestinconcierge.com/.