They have a WestinWORKOUT Gym, where you can burn off some of that buffet breakfast while enjoying some amazing views. They have super fancy equipment which even allows you to browse the web while you’re exercising. Facebook, Twitter, you name it. Just be careful not to lose track of your feet. You don’t want to be flung of the treadmill and end up on a massively popular Youtube clip.
The gym’s equipped with free weights, a TechnoGym circuit, treadmills, stationary bikes, swiss balls and a power plate machine, rowing machine and stairclimber. There’s also some disposable headphones for you to use (in case you forgot yours) and a personal trainer is on duty from Mon to Fri who is available (upon request) and for a complimentary fitness assessment and consultation.
Another pretty cool thing is their Pack Light Stay Fit initiative where they’ve partnered with New Balance to provide hotel guest with athletics shoes during their stay. For only R50 you can rent a freshly cleaned pair of trainers for use while you’re there. They’ll also throw in a new pair of socks, which you can keep afterwards. I personally love this idea. Trainers take up so much space in your bag and it’s just a mission lugging them around. This way there’s more space for your holiday shopping! #perfect
Now let’s talk about the Arabella Spa. Firstly, it’s absolutely beautiful. Secondly, they’re nicely kitted out. They’ve for 15 treatments rooms, a heated infity lap pool, a jacuzzi, a steam room & sauna and a really nice relaxation area where you can chill & take in the view. But let me show you around…
And this my friends, is probably the coolest indoor pool I’ve ever seen:
The jacuzzi is so much fun, there’s even an emergy shut-off switch in case you just can’t take the awesomeness any longer:
And the sauna might give you a bit of vertigo, but it’s well worth the risk:
Ooooh and then my favourite room was their “Sea of Dreams” sleep room. Here you’ll find 4 rather unique heated water beds for your enjoyment. Once tucked in here, I guarantee you, you will never ever want to leave again:
To pay them a visit, contact the Arabella Spa on 021 412 8200/01 or firstname.lastname@example.org – bookings are essential.
You might also want to abuse some of these special offers:
- Soul Food Autumn Special
Join them for a delicious & healthy spa lunch, a glass of bubbly and your choice of Dermalogica Microzone Treatment, all for only R280.00 per person.
- Heavenly dinner & spa
A 3 course dinner for two in the Westin Executive Club plus a 45 minute treatment each at Arabella Spa at R1050 per couple. (available Mon to Sun from 17:30 to 19:00)
- Dinner selection: Choose from their Dinner with a View menu.
- Spa selection: 45 min back, neck & shoulder massage, 45 min facial, or a 45 min manicure/pedicure.
- Secret lunch hour
For R500 (Mon – Sun) – choose 1 luxurious treatment & 2 delicious courses from their special menu at the Westin Executive Club, and they guarantee that within 90 minutes you’ll be back at your desk looking and feeling fantastic. Or earn serious brownie points by treating your partner to a surprise ‘rendezvous for two’ at only R950.
- Lunch Selection - 2 courses, one starter and one main or one main and one dessert.
- Spa Selection: 45 min back, neck & shoulder massage, 45 min facial, or 45 min manicure/pedicure.
I know what you’re thinking… why am I not there right now?? My feelings exactly.
Check out their full spa brochure & price list over here.
Another thing I loved is that on your way out, you can even get you hair spruced up at the hotel’s Cut Above hair salon (also on the 19th floor):