Luxury Hotels

Rome – Westin – London

Last time in Rome, Girlahead stayed at Westin Excelsior and caught up with long-time friends, GM Marc Lannoy and his wife Alicia Romay, above – she is Vatican accredited correspondent for the Spanish-speaking media world.  Suite 643, by the way, was an excellent temporary home not only to be able to appreciate the 1906-vintage property’s established luxury but also its modern-day wellness offering: yes, there is a 24/7 Technogym but it was heart-rate activating to eschew elevators in favour of the 84 carpetted stairs between ground floor and room.

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Westin celebrates World Running Day tomorrow with an encouragement to run that extra mile – working with YouGov, Westin surveyed, 12-18 May, 5,181 adults in the USA, UK, China and Japan. 52% of respondents place more emphasis on self-care now compared to before the pandemic, and more than a third of the number who consider themselves runners believe run recovery is as important for mental health as it is for physical health, says Jason Nuell, SVP, Premium Brands, Marriott International.

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Keep young, by working out, or DOING something. Girlahead has written before about Yayoi Kusama, the 92-year old Japanese woman who always wears a scarlet, like BRIGHT scarlet, wig, paired with amazing polka-dot muumuus. Her artworks, including sculptures unveiled recently in New York, are similarly sensational. If you are in London before 13th June, head for Tate Modern to see her two Infinity Rooms, said by the art critic of The Daily Telegraph to be like ‘hitting the jackpot on a cosmic fruit machine’.

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Infinity Rooms sounds like a Bill Bensley concept.  Hear him again, here: