Best Family-Friendly Hotel Chains: Westin Hotels & Resorts

When Westin re-launched its Kids Club program in November 2005, it added a theme of discovery. At all properties, children ages three to 12 receive a drawstring bag with a world map, a make-your-own postcard kit, colored pencils, and a hat. Tots under the age of three get an amenity kitwith a rubber duckie, night light, socket covers, and wipes.

At properties with children's programs, when kids sign-up they receive a backpack filled with a disposable camera and a canteen. The new Westin Kids Club Discovery Rooms feature games, maps, and National Geographic Kids magazines. Discovery Rooms are available at all 30 of the chain's worldwide resorts, from Aruba to Whistler. Kids' club activities incorporate songs and stories related to local culture, stargazing, photo tips, and a scavenger or nature hunt.


Away.com's resident family expert Candyce Stapen has written the book on family travel, having authored some 1,400 travel articles and 27 books, 26 of them on family travel. She is the winner of the 2004 "Caribbean Travel Writer of the Year for North America" award and a three-time winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award. Her articles have appeared in publications including Nick Jr , FamilyFun , Parents , Better Homes & Gardens , Conde Nast Traveler , National Geographic Traveler , and the Family Travel Network , among others. Her book, the National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations is available from Amazon.com.

Published: 25 Sep 2006 | Last Updated: 7 Nov 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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