Hotel That Promotes Wellness Serves Lemonade to Help Others

ARLINGTON, VA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Every Thursday afternoon, just outside Washington, DC, the vibrant upscale Ballston neighborhood with countless restaurants, shopping and mixed used developments turns into an open market home of The Ballston FRESHFARM Market, a 501c3 nonprofit organization supporting the regions farmers and producers. Thursday August 7, 2014 will be a mega market with more offerings and sponsorships, including the Westin Arlington Gateway, whose team members will be serving fresh SuperFoods(R)- infused lemonade, with all donations going to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a foundation to raise money to help children with cancer.

“We feel it’s important to give back to a community that has been so good to us,” stated David Gibbons, General Manager of the property that is under the management of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “We also feel that helping local farmers and small businesses is in line with our core beliefs. Not to mention that Eat Well is one of the key pillars of the Westin brand.”

Staying healthy while on travel is not an easy task. “Business travelers are especially eager to keep up with their fitness regimen while on the road,” said Gibbons. “Even leisure travelers, who have been known to indulge while on vacation, are now looking for healthier options. We have those options. With our SuperFoods(R) program, we have healthier selections in all our food outlets – from our award winning Pinzimini to our in-room dining. Even our Starbucks has seen an uptick in lower calorie drink options.”

Ballston, known for its walkers and joggers, is the ideal location for those travelers looking to make healthier choices. Two blocks away from the hotel is a park that guests and locals enjoy for morning jogs. The hotel is located across the street from Protein Bar, a fast food restaurant dedicated to healthy food selections. Two blocks away is a Capital Bikeshare pick up location, used by hotel guests and the high demand of locals living in the numerous condominium and apartment complexes in a ten block radius. Because of the proximity to the Metrorail, giving locals direct access into Washington, DC, it is not uncommon for those living in Ballston to not own cars.