By Simon Gusev
If you’re planning on exploring the East Coast for your next getaway, delve into the Athens of America – Annapolis, where culture and history reside side by side. Just a short drive from New York City, enjoy history, entertainment and wondrous accommodations at The Westin Annapolis. At this posh property you will rest comfortably – and can rest assured that they are committed to providing a clean and safe environment for all guests. Their Marriot Cleanliness Council has the highest standards when it comes to food safety as well as hygiene and infection prevention throughout the hotel. Aside from hospital-grade disinfectants being used in all rooms, they are using the latest technologies including electrostatic sprayers to sanitize surfaces around the hotel.
Nestled a few blocks away from the historic district, The Westin Annapolis, where you will be treated like an A-lister, neighbors 18th-century brick houses, Romanesque churches and the majestic domed 1700s Maryland State House. Take in the quaint shops of Main Street or sip a savory cocktail in one of the area’s local bars and taverns. Located near popular attractions including the United States Naval Academy, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and Chesapeake Bay, this is the perfect place to take in some patriotic sites and picture-perfect spots. You will also be awed by all that Annapolis has to offer when you stroll along the historic Annapolis Waterfront and admire the sailboats going by just before sunset. You can even enjoy a sailing experience with Schooner Woodwind Cruises or stop for a scoop at Annapolis Ice Cream Company, a local favorite.
Stretch out in style after exploring the city when you return to your spacious accommodations. Each and every room is dedicated to your pleasure and provides a much-needed drop of tranquillity amidst the buzzing Annapolis streets. As the largest hotel in the city, this Westin property, which is also pet-friendly, offers a wide variety of rooms, including the grand deluxe guestrooms and suites. Drift off to sleep with some extra sweet dreams on their signature Heavenly Beds. Every chic and cozy room also features a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access, making it the ultimate choice for either business or leisure – or both.
Whether you want to get fit at their fitness center filled with state-of-the-art equipment or use the Westin’s free bike service that will allow you to cruise the historic streets, you can stay in shape your own way. The Westin also makes it easier to wander around with a shuttle bus that will take you to the historic district and waterfront area for $2 per adult and free for kids ages five and under. If you’d like to rest after your sightseeing and mouthwatering marathon – there are plenty of tasty restaurants to enjoy – dip into the hotel’s indoor swimming pool or relax on one of the sunbeds nearby.
Wake up and smell your favorite coffee with an on-site Starbucks coffee shop. You will also find fine yet casual plates in the sophisticated ambiance of Azure Restaurant, where traditional American fare meets luxurious flare. Set among calming hues of blue and European inspired design, the restaurant serves excellent breakfast bites including savory frittatas and freshly baked pastries to complement your caffeine fix on the outdoor patio. Azure is also the to-go place for their famous Maryland crab cakes, making it perfect for lunch and dinner as well.
Explore the wonders of Annapolis at this whimsical Westin, where you will find all the style and safety measures you need for your trip.