SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

May 05, 2014 16:31 ET

Bloomington, MN Hotels Unite in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Minneapolis Airport Marriott Laces up Its Running Shoes and Joins the Race for the Cure®

BLOOMINGTON, MN--(Marketwired - May 5, 2014) - There are many ways to celebrate Mother's Day well, from showering Mom with presents and flowers, to taking her to brunch. But for those who want to commemorate the day with something exceptional, there is an even more meaningful option: The Twin Cities Race for the Cure®. And one of the participants most committed to helping mothers, daughters, sons and husbands join the race is the Minneapolis Airport Marriott.

Having been a fixture in the Twin Cities community since 1993, the Race for the Cure® only grows more inspiring and empowering each year. And travelers arriving in time for the race will find that, among Bloomington hotels, the Minneapolis Airport Marriott enables them to participate in many ways. From Shop for the Cure, to donating to the cause, to volunteering at or joining in the race, the options to help are as diverse as the people affected by the disease.

Of all the hotels near the Minneapolis Airport, few can offer the access that this property does. Nearly 50,000 participants will run and walk directly past the hotel as the course takes them from the Mall of America in a loop around the area and back to the mall. Refreshments, a health expo and even a group photo of survivors (to be shot in the Mall of America's Rotunda), are just a few of the other activities lined up for the day.

As one of the most comfortable Bloomington hotels near the Mall of America, this property is also one of the most convenient for race participants. Not only is it essentially located at the starting line for the race, it also offers discounted room rates for each reservation made under the group name, "Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure." Plus the property will donate $5 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for every reservation made under that group name.

And with a bevy of events lined up ahead of the race, visitors would be wise to stay for the weekend. A Kids for the Cure® Fun Run, for example, lets supporters-in-training get in on the action on May 10, while a repertoire of activities specially designed for the pint-size set is scheduled for that same day. And making sure participants are properly fueled for the race, whether they're in a timed 5K run or cruising through a 1K walk, is a pre-race dinner on May 9 at CRAVE restaurant. CRAVE, located in the Mall of America, is making perhaps the most delicious donation of all, by cooking up its signature blend of sushi and American cuisine for race participants. And while it may not be brunch, it does promise, like the rest of the weekend, to be an unforgettable Mother's Day experience.

About the Minneapolis Airport Marriott
Conveniently located among hotels near St. Paul, MN, the Minneapolis Airport Marriott offers unparalleled accommodations for business and pleasure. The hotel's 23 meeting rooms and 19,000 square feet of event space make it a top choice among business travelers, and its two concierge levels and new lobby only enhance its appeal. Guests can indulge in exceptional entrees, appetizers and cocktails at the stylish Bistro 79 before heading out to see the sights. In addition to providing complimentary shuttle service to both the airport and the Mall of America, the hotel is close to both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. At the end of the day, travelers can rest and rejuvenate within the hotel's luxurious 460 guest rooms and 12 suites, featuring Marriott's signature Revive bedding and spacious work desks.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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