Thursday, February 28, 2013

Courtyard Fremont Silicon Valley Hotel Offers New Thrills with Latest Renovation

California’s Great America may be just minutes away, but the greatest thrills guests will find while staying at the Courtyard Fremont Silicon Valley Hotel are the new renovations to its lobby area and guest rooms.

The Fremont hotel recently finished a $1.8 million dollar renovation that will have guests screaming for joy. From its rejuvenated lobby area to new amenities in each guest room, this Fremont, CA, hotel will turn guests’ expectations upside down from the moment they walk through the door.

The hotel in Fremont, California, has put extra effort into its green initiatives, helping to do its part in environmental conservation. New receptacles for glass, paper, plastic and metal can be found at the side exits to the hotel and encourage guests to sort their refuse instead of just going into the landfill.

Two Marriott Calgary Airport Hotels’ Parking Deal Opens Spring Break Possibilities

Hoping to help reduce the cost of travel, two Calgary Airport hotels have announced a new deal that won’t leave travel plans stuck in park.

The Courtyard Calgary Airport Hotel and Residence Inn Calgary Airport Hotel have introduced the Park Here, Fly There deal. The special offer includes deluxe overnight accommodations at either hotel near Calgary Airport, free parking at onsite lots and complimentary shuttle service to and from Calgary International Airport.

To reserve this deal, use promotional code PKF and call 1-800-834-7015 or reserve the deal online at either the Residence Inn Calgary Airport or Courtyard Calgary Airport website. This deal is available until April 30, 2013, at either property.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Main Street Brew Fest

Just like a speedy leprechaun, the hotel rooms at both the Courtyard Franklin Cool Springs Hotel and Residence Inn Franklin Cool Springs Hotel are going fast as travelers everywhere are making plans for the 10th Annual Main Street Brew Fest.

Both hotels in Franklin invite everyone wishing to experience the luck of the Irish to reserve a room soon. Special weekend rates allow guests to enjoy all the festivities of this popular St. Patrick’s Day event without spending an entire pot of gold. Take of advantage of these special low rates by calling (617) 778-0080 for the Courtyard Franklin Cool Springs Hotel or call (615) 778-0002 for the Residence Inn Franklin Cool Springs Hotel. Guests can also reserve these rates online by clicking on “Last-Minute Weekends” on each hotel’s deals page.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa’s Latest Deal Invites Seniors to Celebrate Spring Break

If commercials on TV and travel advertising would be believed, spring break is a time for college students to hang out on the beach. However, one Ponte Vedra Beach resort has teamed up with AARP to show young spring break-goers how to really celebrate the warm weather.

The AARP Spring Break Package at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa invites members of the popular senior program to enjoy a complimentary breakfast for two at the Café on the Green and deluxe resort accommodations. The deal, valid from March 1 until June 30, 2013, starts at just $169 per night and comes to a 35 percent discount off the normal package price.

To book this Ponte Vedra Beach resort deal, call 1-800-457-4653 and mention promotional code S9R. Guests must present their AARP membership card upon check-in. For information, visit

Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel Tempts Couples In Love With Two New Deals

Whether it’s champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries or surf and turf, the way to a beloved’s heart this season is through the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel.

The Houston hotel wants to show its adoration by offering two new deals that will have guests feeling the love in their tummies and pocketbooks:

** The Feel the Love Package features deluxe accommodations from $139 to $169 per Friday or Saturday night along with champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, breakfast buffet for two and a late 3 p.m. checkout time.

** The Experiences – Dining in Houston, Texas, Package skips the sweets and bubbly and goes straight to the meat and potatoes with a steak or lobster dinner, breakfast buffet for two and deluxe accommodations for $159 to $205 per Friday or Saturday night.

Guests seeking to sweep loved ones off of their feet can book either of the new offers online or by calling 1-800-228-9290. For the Feel the Love Package, couples should use promotional code ROM. To take advantage of Experiences – Dining in Houston, Texas, use promotional code ES1. Both deals are available for Friday and Saturday nights through March 12. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Courtyard Philadelphia Devon Upgrades, Finishes Complete Overhaul

The Courtyard Philadelphia Devon near the birthplace of American has undergone a rebirth of its own with the completion of the final phase of its major remodel.

The Wayne, PA hotel has just wrapped up $900,000 in renovations to its 137 rooms and 12 suites as part of Marriott’s commitment to provide comfortable and flexible areas for guests to eat, drink, work, socialize and sleep. A reimagined lobby that included the addition of The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. and facelifts to the fitness center and meeting rooms were part of an $850,000 project back in 2010.

The Courtyard Philadelphia Devon is near Villanova University, Valley Forge Convention Center and King of Prussia Mall and convenient to the SEPTA regional rail line. The newly remodeled Wayne, PA, hotel features Marriott’s reimagined lobby concept with The Bistro restaurant and separate nooks for casual and business travelers. With 149 freshly rejuvenated rooms and suites, the hotel also boasts two meeting rooms with 1,250 square feet of flexible meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool. For information, visit

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Courtyard Chicago Naperville Renovation

The 147-room Courtyard Chicago Naperville at 1155 E. Diehl Road in Naperville, Illinois, has completed a major renovation of its guest rooms.

 The Naperville hotel’s inviting lobby space and friendly associates welcome guests at all times of the day. Guests also can enjoy breakfast, dinner and evening cocktails in the Naperville hotel’s The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. while coffee lovers enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks drinks. The Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste guests may have forgotten to pack.

Throughout the hotel, guests can connect to free Wi-Fi. The business center features several computer terminals, along with a free printer and separate stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight statuses.

Last year, Marriott announced its environmental strategy to address climate change, which it calls its “Spirit To Preserve.” The plan calls for greening its $10 billion supply chain; further reducing fuel and water consumption by 25 percent per available room; creating green construction standards for hotel developers to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and helping protect the rainforest.
For updates on Marriott’s progress against its green goals, visit, follow Green Marriott on Twitter and become a fan of Travel Green on Facebook.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wedding Showcase for Brides and Grooms at Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel February 23

After the engagement, everything seems to be settled and joyous — until couples start realizing how much planning it takes to have a successful wedding. Fortunately, one of the most popular hotels in Torrance, California, is simplifying the wedding planning process by hosting a special event.
Home to gorgeous wedding venues and Torrance banquet facilities, the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel is planning to assist brides and grooms with its 2013 wedding showcase. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23, 2013, the Redondo Beach hotel will welcome a number of reputable local vendors, including:
  • Torrance Bakery
  • Party Posies Floral
  • Rancho Palos Verdes Flowers
  • Kitty Hawk – Mobil DJ Service
  • Michael Angelo Weddings
  • Joey Ikemoto Photography
  • Friar Tux Shop
  • La Soie Bridal
While visiting with vendors, brides and grooms should be sure to scope out the beautiful Torrance banquet facilities. The Torrance Marriott South Bay hotel pairs elegant spaces, customizable to each couple’s liking, with professional wedding planners that oversee details from inception to the moment the bride walks down the aisle. There are 21,500 square feet of event space, including the gorgeous Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate wedding parties of any size.

Be sure to attend this convenient event and discover solutions for an entire wedding – from caterers and DJs to Torrance banquet facilities. Please RSVP to elizabeth.gonzalez(at)marriott(dot)com or call 1-310-543-6005.