SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 29, 2012 13:39 ET

Baltimore Hotels Near the Waterfront Gear Up for the Baltimore Grand Prix Presented by SRT

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Offers Race Weekend Rates From $239

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - The annual Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT sets the streets on fire from August 31 to September 2, 2012, traveling a 12-turn course that starts close to this Baltimore hotel near the waterfront and carries on along the Inner Harbor.

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, offering Baltimore hotel meeting space, is in the heart of the action on Pratt Street, near Turn 1 of the race and just steps from the track. To bring the racing spirit to hotel guests, this downtown hotel will host an event featuring quality spirits on Friday, August 31st at 5pm; don't miss the vodka ice luge and frozen margaritas. On Saturday and Sunday, fans can head to the hotel's restaurant patio for grab-and-go items on their way to the race; choose from breakfast sandwiches, pastries and bloody Mary drinks in the morning and sandwiches, beer and cold beverages starting at 10am.

Last year's race brought more than 100,000 spectators to the area near this aquarium hotel in Baltimore, MD, and this year's event, starring the American Le Mans Series and IZOD IndyCar Series, promises to be bigger and better. For more information on the race, including events, tickets and schedules, visit

If you still need a place to stay for race weekend, this Baltimore hotel near the convention center is offering rates as low as $239 a night for stylish rooms outfitted with wireless high-speed Internet access, flat-panel HDTV with in-room movies and individual climate control.

About the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Once the second-largest port of entry for immigrants to the US, Baltimore is still a place where worlds come together. At the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace, you'll find a luxury hotel where both business and leisure feel right at home. Overlooking Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor, this 4-diamond hotel offers stylish accommodations with plenty of amenities. Relax with in-room movies on a flat-panel HDTV and individual climate control, or connect with the outside world with wireless high-speed Internet access. Suites and harbor-view rooms are available, and the private concierge lounge serves continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres every weekday. Onsite facilities include an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center to stay on track with your workout routine, and three dining options mean you'll never be bored at mealtime. Enjoy fresh, local and seasonal fare, with a Chesapeake-style take on American flavors, at Watertable; the lounge offers harbor views and cocktails. For your morning coffee and pastry, free Wi-Fi and fresh salads and sandwiches, head to The Ground Floor Cafe & Bar. Offering everything you could need on the road, this Baltimore hotel is the perfect venue for your meeting or event, with 31,000 sq. ft. of event space, 21 meeting rooms and easy online group booking with QuickGroup. Referred to as Charm City, Baltimore offers a number of attractions including the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and Planetarium, Camden Yards and events including the Baltimore Grand Pix races. This downtown hotel's Navigators can help you discover the city's rich character.

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