The heavenly bed

There are many reasons to stay at the Westin Hotel in Sydney - the central location in Sydney’s former GPO, the sensitive restoration, the sophisticated décor and the charming open spaces, to name a few. But for me there is one reason why I am here – and one only. The famous Westin Heavenly Bed.

There are many reasons to stay at the Westin Hotel in Sydney - the central location in Sydney’s former GPO, the sensitive restoration, the sophisticated décor and the charming open spaces, to name a few. But for me there is one reason why I am here – and one only. The famous Westin Heavenly Bed.

Now this bed has taken on a life of its own. It started out as a specifically designed bed and mattress to ensure Westin guests would experience the soundest sleep they could have. This project worked too well; customers wanted to take the beds home. And so Westin started selling the beds, pillows and linen to those who had experienced a heavenly sleep and wanted more. Warning - these beds do not come cheap. In fact the price of the bed and all pillows and linen is north of $4000. Yet in excess of 40,000 beds, 100,000 pillows and 32,000 sheet sets have been purchased all over the world. So while a stay at a Westin is usually beyond my somewhat limited budget, I did promise myself just once a test drive of the heavenly bed to see if it lived up to the hype. And it did.

I have a theory that the busier you are, the more you enjoy simplicity. And lying in this enormous fluffy white on white bed was like returning to the womb – safety and serenity guaranteed. The only problem, of course, is that the next morning you have to get up and check out and leave all that serenity behind.

We can’t all get to stay at a Westin, but we have asked the nice people there if YOURLifeChoices subscribers could share the experience and so we have two afternoon teas (for two people, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney) to give away. So don’t delay, enter now and if the tea is simply too much, maybe you too will need to head upstairs and try that bed!

The Westin Sydney

The Westin Melbourne

The Heavenly Bed





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