European Charm

Situated on the banks of the Sacramento River in California’s capital city, The Westin Sacremento (formerly Le Rivage Hotel) is inspired by the grand seaside hotels of the French and Italian rivieras. Indeed, there is nothing like it in the area.

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The Westin Sacremento was built with pure exclusivity. “Besides waterfront dining at our Scott’s Seafood restaurant, we have bicycle rentals available to enjoy the longest bike trail in California that goes right to historic Old Town,” explains Terri Dayon, director of sales and marketing for the hotel. If you’re a nature nut, this could be the vacation for you. Sacramento, known as the City of Trees, boasts over 38 different species of foliage. “Original property palm trees grace the riverfront [and] local oaks are also plentiful on the property,” says Dayon.

Of course, the hotel takes measures to conserve water and electricity. Dayon also verifies that, “irrigation for our seven-and-a-half acre parcel runs only when absolutely necessary.” Additionally, motion sensors and low-flow valves on showerheads add to the resort’s eco-friendly balance.

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Dazzling in elegance is the hotel’s Spa La Le, where guests indulge their senses in relaxation, rejuvenation and restoration. Esthetic water fountains represent tranquility while the spa’s décor and blue and green hues are reminiscent of botanical gardens. One of the spa’s signature treatments includes its 24k gold facial, which uses LED light therapy and ultrasound dermabrasion for anti-aging processes. “We feature a combination of organic products from Hungary, Japan, Canada and Australia,” explains spa owner Stella Cheung. “Soybean products are from Japan while oxygen botanicals come from Canada. We use mineral makeup and [refrain from] harsh products for the skin.”

It is a place to enjoy the area at a luxurious, leisurely pace. Offering serenity, balance, relaxation and tranquility in a setting of European opulence, this is indeed the perfect place to be.

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