SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 15, 2012 10:33 ET

Bradenton Riverfront Hotel Celebrates Riverwalk Grand Opening Ceremony

Enjoy Music, Sports, Refreshments and More on October 18th

BRADENTON, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) - On October 18th, 2012, waterfront Bradenton hotels, including the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront, will celebrate the grand opening of the Riverwalk, the city's redeveloped waterfront.

The day's activities take place near this downtown Bradenton, FL hotel from 5 to 7pm, with something for everyone. Enjoy live music from the State College of Florida's music program, with performances by the chamber choir, jazz combo, guitar ensemble, string quartet and brass choir.

The grand opening, just steps from this waterfront hotel near Sarasota, will also offer skateboarding, tai chi, volleyball, yoga, walking tours and public art talks. The dedication and ribbon cutting will take place at 5pm, with refreshments offered in the pavilion and event area. Visitors are invited to stay and enjoy the park afterward.

Water plays an important role near the hotel with the Riverwalk project as well as within this Bradenton property. You can take in the river from the comfort of this waterfront hotel, where more than 150 guestrooms offer private balconies with beautiful views. A gorgeous courtyard is accented by sparkling water fountains and a large pool and whirlpool.

In addition to an upscale setting, this hotel offers the amenities you need and want when you're on the road. All accommodations offer luxurious bedding, a wet bar, refrigerator, coffeemaker, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, a sofa bed and more. A fitness center lets you stay on top of your workout routine, and The Bistro ensures you're well-fed with healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus Starbucks® coffee beverages and evening bar service.

To learn more about the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront, visit the hotel website at, where you can book rooms, find deals and packages at Bradenton, FL hotels and plan your stay with maps, transportation information and a guide to attractions, dining and more.

About the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront
Set directly along the Manatee River, the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront offers chic island-inspired decor to get you in vacation mode and the modern amenities you need to keep up with everything in the office. The heart of this Lakewood Ranch hotel is a lavishly landscaped courtyard with sparkling fountains, a large pool and whirlpool overlooking the river. The heart of the guest experience, however, is the spacious guestrooms, where you'll find complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, a sofa bed, wet bar, refrigerator, coffeemaker, pay-per-view movies and Marriott's signature plush bedding package. Some rooms feature private balconies with river or courtyard views. This riverfront hotel has your health in mind by offering a fitness center and The Bistro, where you'll find healthy choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus an evening bar and Starbucks coffee beverages. Exploring is easy from this downtown Bradenton hotel, just 8 miles from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, 7 miles from white sand beaches and near the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island, Long Boat Key, Manatee Players Theatre, Mixon's Fruit Farm, South Florida Museum, Bishops Planetarium, Parker Aquarium and McKechnie Field. This hotel's waterfront location and more than 6,000 sq. ft. of function space make it a perfect choice for weddings, receptions, meetings and corporate events.

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