SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 09, 2014 16:30 ET

Celebrate 200 Years of the National Anthem With Festival Near Inner Harbor Hotels

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Offers Dining Specials, Easy Access to Star-Spangled Spectacular

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - No matter where in the world one travels, they'll find there is always one thing that gets everyone to their feet -- the national anthem. This year the US national anthem celebrates 200 years, and the city of Baltimore is at the heart of the festivities with the week-long Star-Spangled Spectacular.

Held September 10th through the 16th at venues surrounding this hotel in downtown Baltimore, the free festival brings tall ships, Navy ships and the Blue Angels to the Inner Harbor, with inland events including live musical performances, a family fun zone, history demonstrations and a focus on Chesapeake food and beverage. On the 13th, the festival hits a high note with star-studded concerts and a magical fireworks display over Fort McHenry and the harbor. To make it a truly all-American week, the hometown Orioles will play against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards September 12th through the 14th.

Guests of this hotel near Baltimore Convention Center, right along the waterfront, will enjoy easy access to festival events; some guest rooms will offer spectacular views of the fireworks display. To help celebrate the festival, the Baltimore hotel's waterfront restaurant, Apropoe's, will be offering specials throughout the week. The inviting venue features communal tables and active spaces with free Wi-Fi, appealing to vacationers who want to stay connected and working guests looking for a casual meeting space. The contemporary design reflects local history, from the artful legacy of Edgar Allen Poe to the grassroots charm of Babe Ruth, and ingredients from the rooftop garden and local farms are used to craft seasonal comfort food with a Baltimore twist. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and a 5-10-20 menu for those in a rush, Apropoe's is a favorite with guests as well as locals, and offers a buzzing bar scene on weekday evenings with mocktails, cocktails, specialty wines and local craft beers on tap.

For more information on the Star-Spangled Spectacular, including a full listing of events, visit

About the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
A popular choice for business travelers and event planners, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront has plenty to appeal to vacationers, too. Set along the Inner Harbor, this Baltimore hotel near Fells Point caters to nearby businesses including Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center with more than 80,000 square feet of event space, and is conveniently located near the convention center. Those in town to see the sights can easily visit popular spots including Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Ravens Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the National Aquarium. Guest rooms highlight the hotel's location with city and water views, and offer a number of desirable amenities including plush bedding, in-room dining, high-speed Internet access, HDTV and a coffee/tea maker. Amenities abound outside of accommodations, too, with a fitness center, indoor pool and dining at Apropoe's, featuring seasonal Baltimore-inspired comfort food using ingredients from the restaurant's rooftop garden and local farms.

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