Hotel chain Westin announced last month that it will offer a menu featuring foods from the "SuperFoods Rx" list of healthy items. The "superfoods" philosophy, described in two best-selling books, recommends eating certain food combinations to ensure good health. The initiative, which is currently rolling out in 25 Westin hotels in the U.S. and Canada, will go global in 2008 with the introduction of the Westin Signature Breakfast, a breakfast selection that will be offered at all Westin properties, the company said in a statement. Westin Hotels recently announced that it will eliminate all artificial trans fats from the food and beverage operations at its hotels in the U. S., Canada and the Caribbean by year-end.
HERE'S TO HEALTH
"Superfoods" known for being rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients will be the main ingredient in Westin signature dishes such as banana oatmeal brulé, green-tea-infused salmon and molten dark chocolate cake, the company said. In addition to incorporating the SuperFoodsRx theme, Westin’s new menu features enhanced design including crisp imagery and improved readability.
“We are proud to be the first hotel brand to embrace the SuperFoods concept,” said Sue Brush, senior vice president of Westin Hotels & Resorts. “Advancing the health benefits of the SuperFoods on our menus underscores Westin’s commitment to helping guests live their best lives and create healthful habits that will stay with them long after their stay with us.”