SOURCE: Marriott International
ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - Balloon enthusiasts and spectators from around the world are blazing a trail to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which is set to color the New Mexico skies again October 6-14, 2012 for an annual picture show of breathtaking color and design.
Drawing thousands of guests to the majestic Southwest and Albuquerque, New Mexico hotels, this world-renowned event is a hit with kids of all ages as hundreds of hot air balloons add fabulous color to the already brilliant New Mexico sky under the skillful guidance of dedicated pilots. Launching from the 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park, this incredible event draws the attention of guests with mass ascensions and morning glows, flying competitions and special shaped balloon events, while a festival of activity takes place on the ground in the form of entertainment, food, fireworks and contests. As guests "Blaze a Trail" to the park, the classic and tantalizing smell of roasting chilies welcomes them to the Albuquerque fall gathering and the spectacular mass ascensions held at 7 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday are a true highlight allowing spectators the opportunity to witness one of the most amazing displays of sight and sound known to aviation.
Spectators and participants will find nearby accommodations in Albuquerque at the prominent Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North hotel an ideal choice for enjoying Fiesta activities. As the nearest full-service hotel to Balloon Fiesta Park the hotel joins in the celebration as an event sponsor and goes all out to create a festive atmosphere for guests. Due to the "box" pattern of wind currents, many guests have the pleasure of viewing balloons from their hotel room at some point during the event.
A popular Albuquerque hotel with indoor pool and contemporary on-site dining options, the Marriott welcomes Fiesta travelers with a "Balloon Gondola" in the center of its 10-story Atrium and offers a complimentary "Grab and Go" breakfast for early risers heading out to the launch site. Ice cream socials, prize drawings and football nights for the family are among a few of the special activities planned during the nine-day event. The hotel's High Desert Lounge has also booked special entertainment and will be offering balloon-themed drink and appetizer specials as part of the celebration. And, with Albuquerque hotel deals, discounts and special savings, Balloon Fiesta attendees can enjoy the comfort, luxury and functionality of impeccable guest rooms and spacious hotel suites that feature luxury bedding, high-speed Internet access, a 32-inch flat screen television, cable/satellite service and pay-per-view movie options.
Guest accommodations are easily booked online by clicking "Check Availability" at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/abqmc-albuquerque-marriott-pyramid-north/ or by calling 1-800-262-2043. More information regarding the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta may be found at http://www.balloonfiesta.com/.
About the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
The Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North hotel is conveniently located in the Journal Center Business Complex on I-25 and welcomes New Mexico visitors with an exceptional combination of comfort, style and service whether traveling for business or leisure. While enjoying convenient access to popular attractions such as the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and Historic Old Towne, guests are pampered with everything needed for an outstanding Albuquerque hotel experience.