SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 23, 2014 14:57 ET

April 30 Barbecue to Focus on Autism Awareness at Prominent Chapel Hill Hotel

Residence Inn Chapel Hill Invites Community to Show Support at Evening Barbecue

CHAPEL HILL, NC--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - Plenty of food, beer and wine will be served during a Wednesday evening get-together as the Residence Inn Chapel Hill welcomes the community to its warm and inviting accommodation in Chapel Hill for an "Autism Awareness Barbecue".

Offering complimentary beef hot dogs, beer and wine for hotels in-house guests from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, the evening menu will also include a six-ounce sirloin steak for just $5 with all proceeds to benefit Autism Speaks. Utilizing the extended-stay hotel's spacious outdoor patio and comfortable lobby, guests of this event are welcomed to mingle around the fire pit and explore the world of autism with information provided from booths set up by local organizations. Bringing to a close a month of activities aimed at raising community awareness of autism and its effects, the event will feature a "Light It Up Blue" booth, literature from Autism Speaks and other area organizations that work with educators or autistic children and adults.

Stepping forward to help community organizations draw attention to the effects of autism, the Residence Inn Chapel Hill has hosted a series of events throughout April as part of Autism Awareness Month by participating in the "Light It Up Blue" campaign, a global initiative aimed at increasing and developing knowledge of autism and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. In support of the month-long observance, the Chapel Hill, N.C. extended-stay hotel has maintained a blue light inside the hotel lobby, along with literature from Autism Speaks. Promotional items have also been for sale to help raise money for the organization which funds research into causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism while also helping to increase awareness and lending support to autistic individuals and their families.

Hosting the April 30 barbecue is just one of the many ways the Residence Inn Chapel Hill embraces and supports the diverse needs of its community. Capturing the Marriott brand's "spirit to serve", the hotel and its associates are dedicated to helping insure a stronger community through the support of charitable organizations and activities that benefit those in need.

About the Residence Inn Chapel Hill
Welcoming guests with gracious southern charm, the Residence Inn Chapel Hill provides guests with an oasis of comfortable amenities perfect for business and leisure travel. The Chapel Hill hotel's convenient location near Duke University Hospital, the UNC Health Care system, Research Triangle Park, Kenan Memorial Stadium and many other prominent area destinations and attractions, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking the comfort of spacious suites and home-like amenities. Featuring studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, all furnished with full kitchens, luxurious bedding and refreshing bath amenities, the hotel's accommodations also include a complimentary hot breakfast buffet served daily in the Gatehouse and an evening Manager's Reception each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pet-friendly, this award-winning hotel also features a seasonal outdoor pool, fitness center, a billiards table, TV room and putting green. 

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