SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

January 02, 2014 15:52 ET

Aventura Hotel Serves Local Children With Holiday Breakfast & Toy Drive

Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall Collects More Than 100 Toys for Underprivileged Children

AVENTURA, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 2, 2014) - This past holiday, hundreds of underserved children were able to wake up Christmas morning with something under their tree thanks to the generous donations by members of the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall community. On December 5, 2013, the Aventura hotel teamed up with the Aventura Marketing Council, Aventura Police Department and Salvation Army for its Holiday Breakfast & Toy Drive, collecting more than 100 toys for children and teens.

More than 100 people -- members from the community, guests staying in the Aventura hotel rooms and business partners -- came together for the morning event, which served not only as a toy drive but a networking opportunity. The event was hosted at the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall, which donated the space, and featured a complimentary breakfast from The Bistro and four door prizes that included two holiday baskets from Le Chocolatier and two gift certificates for two complimentary nights each at the hotel.

The event at this Aventura Mall hotel opened with general manager Jose Batista, who welcomed guests before introducing the Aventura Police Department. A representative of the Salvation Army was in attendance, and thanked everyone for their donations, which totaled more than 100 new and unwrapped toys. Then, the Aventura Marketing Council recognized their Officer of the Month before the door prizes were drawn.

"This event was a great opportunity to help the community," Batista says, "and also introduce the community to our hotel and the offerings at hotel's restaurant, The Bistro."

About the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall
Important business, a family vacation or a warm-weather weekend getaway; whatever brings one to Miami, the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall offers a convenient, comfortable stay. In a city known for its design, this hotel features a modern, stylish lobby where guests can meet, eat, work and relax. The wired space features a library, home theater, business center, media pods and interactive GoBoard. Enjoy a delicious meal at The Bistro, featuring Starbucks® coffee, beer and wine, or grab a snack at the 24-hour market. Spacious guest rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, a desk with ergonomic chair, coffee/tea service and 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable. When it's time for a break, head to the fitness center, outdoor heated pool or white-sand beaches just a half-mile stroll away. Visitors can also head to South Beach or Fort Lauderdale, both equidistant from the hotel; shop at Aventura Mall and The Village at Gulfstream Park; or catch a race and try Lady Luck at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino. Business travelers and local businesses can host clients and colleagues in one of two meeting rooms near Miami.

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