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Marriott International

June 30, 2011 16:49 ET

Celebrate July 4th at the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront Hotel

Enjoy Fireworks, Parking and Patriotic Cuisine on Bradenton, FL Hotel's Riverfront Grounds

BRADENTON, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - Experience a patriotic Fourth of July riverfront celebration and a stylish Bradenton, Florida hotel's gracious hospitality for unmatched holiday festivities at the Riverfront Fireworks Celebration 2011. Offering a phenomenal riverfront view of the city's illuminating fireworks display, the Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront Hotel welcomes patriots to an evening of food, fireworks and live music at its pristine riverfront hotel property.

Advance reservations are recommended for this unique event at one of the finest hotels near Lakewood Ranch, Florida, where festivities are set to begin with dinner, served from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of this Fourth of July Extravaganza package, which in addition to dinner, includes Manatee River Fireworks, VIP seating overlooking the fireworks, designated complimentary parking, a cash bar and live music suitable for the entire family, is just $24.95 per person including tax and gratuity. Reservations may be made by calling the hotel, located at 100 Riverfront Drive West, at 941-782-1809.

Prepared in the spirit of the occasion, the All-American Dinner Buffet package includes an artfully carved patriotic fresh fruit display, Country Fried Chicken, Char-Grilled Hamburgers, Plump Hot Dogs, Southern Potato Salad, Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Brown Sugar Baked Beans and Succulent Rotini Pasta Salad. For dessert, the culinary staff of The Bistro, a refreshing choice among restaurants in Bradenton, will serve Homemade Cheesecake and Oven Fresh Brownies.

Located directly on the Manatee River, the perfectly groomed Courtyard features a large lobby and tropically landscaped courtyard with rippling fountains and a sparkling pool. A spacious riverfront area is not only great for the hotel's Bradenton Fourth of July celebration, but transforms into a romantic outdoor venue perfect for wedding receptions, theme parties, banquets and other social gatherings. For business events, the hotel offers both indoor and outdoor exhibition and meeting space, along with a full line of business equipment and meeting services. Professional event managers and Marriott certified wedding planners are also on staff to help event planners insure every detail is perfect.

About the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront Hotel

Conveniently located adjacent to downtown Bradenton and just a mile from the Bradenton Convention Center, the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront Hotel is a refreshing destination choice for both business and leisure travelers. Located near "Old Florida's" Anna Maria Island and the white sand beaches of Longboat Key, travelers will find it easy to access this exceptional hotel destination, as it is just eight miles from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

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