staycation (steɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/) noun: A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
This is getting increasingly common especially when we just want to get away for the weekend. With our busy lifestyles, going away from home, pampering yourself with nice bed and linen (and fluffy pillows), plus having long bath and simply getting away for a weekend is getting more attractive to many families.
We had a weekend away from home recently. And it’s not just that lush setting to relax, there was something for the entire family to enjoy! With its choice location, we can explore Singapore like a tourist and check out those famous award winning attractions! This is part of the Wonder Awaits weekend stay at Westin Singapore.
Some background. The Westin group has a special Westin Family program that celebrates the family. It aims to have all its guests with young travelers to have the Universal Language of Play–a concept that’s all about exploring, learning, developing new skills, expressing ideas and building relationships with others. In Westin Singapore, we really experienced that. Our entire family Played and Played!
Look at what the kids received when they checked in!
Check out their guidebook. It is SO interactive!
One note as a mummy who has seen many of such Kid Friendly activity guides: Usually these guides have stuff like join the dots, color this or color that, and maybe a word puzzle with some Fun Facts. The Westin Family guide book is most meaty in terms of content and activities. It is well thought out and there are very good lessons that the child can learn. Most importantly, it is not age specific. Your child will definitely leave Westin more inquisitive, more culturally aware, more ‘experienced’. I love this guidebook!
Now the best part about the Westin staycation, you get to choose a local attraction and it is incorporated into your hotel stay! More about that later! Here’s more about the lush hotel settings and the very very comfortable bed and amenities.
When we stayed there, we decided to go Universal Studios–the all time favourite theme park! Check it out! I must say the kids had a most amazing time checking out all the rides!
I had a few reluctant models as they wanted to go for the rides and cut down on phototaking!
But the one thing that we all really really enjoyed was the HUGE pizzas at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor! It was huge, very cheesy and super super yummy!
Imagine, this was really like a holiday away from home. The location of the hotel was so central, we can visit attractions like a regular tourist! Back in the hotel, we got to try the Westin’s signature dining venue, Seasonal Tastes. There was so much to WOW about when we entered the restaurant. Imagine-Floor to ceiling windows all round to see the breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline. In the evening, we could see the dazzling lights from the city, and in the day, the busy containers and beautiful sea view beholds.
What I really like about Seasonal Tastes is the very varied healthy options they serve. Look at their breakfast!
Super Foods are labelled with Nutritional Value
Westin Singapore is located just next to the Downtown line, and a short walking distance to the famous eating spot–Lau Pa Sat! This holiday home away from home, can’t get any better!
Discover Westin Family during your stay with its global family package, where children (aged 12 years old and below) dine for free with every purchase of adult meal, items may be ordered from the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids, a menu of nutritious and delicious options. Families can also receive a discount of up to 25% when booking a second room or have the option to book connecting rooms, based on availability.
Rates at The Westin Singapore start from SGD330++ per room, per night, valid for bookings from now till 31 December 2016. Terms & conditions apply. For more information on Westin Family, please visit www.thewestinsingapore.com, www.westin.com/family or follow #WonderAwaits.
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
Tel: +65 6922-6888
*Disclaimer: Our stay was sponsored by Westin Singapore, however all opinons are 100% my own.