SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

January 14, 2013 10:51 ET

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Four-Diamond Style

Award-Winning Resort Offers Exquisite Accommodations for Mardi Gras Revelers

POINT CLEAR, AL--(Marketwire - Jan 14, 2013) -  From masks and cocktails to parades and parties, there is no celebration quite like Mardi Gras, and no place that does it quite like New Orleans. Revelers from around the world descend on the city and surrounding areas for the legendary merriments, and until February 12, 2013, the AAA Four Diamond-winning Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa is happy to welcome them all with comfortable, conveniently close accommodations.

A popular and luxurious choice among hotels near the Gulf Coast, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa invites guests to experience a stunning beach resort in Point Clear, Alabama. As far back as the early 1800s, wealthy Mobile and New Orleans families have vacationed in conveniently located Point Clear, just far enough from the city to truly enjoy the natural surroundings.

Offering a breathtaking departure from other accommodations at Gulf Coast beaches, this grand resort boasts two challenging golf courses as part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, as well as a luxurious 20,000 square foot European-style spa, 10 tennis courts, a fabulous array of exceptional dining options and a sizeable marina for sailboats, yachts and fishing boats.

Among the resort's dining options is the Grand Dining Room, featuring an upscale, casual dining environment. The Grand Dining Room boasts bold wines, fresh seafood, local produce, and hand-picked ingredients from the Chef's Garden. It's one of seven on-site dining choices at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, offering a variety of dining experiences for everything from breakfast to a late-night snack.

Overlooking scenic Mobile Bay, this hotel is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and boasts 37,000 square feet of elegant meeting and event space. Outstanding among hotels on the Gulf Coast, the Marriott has been recognized by Southern Living, Successful Meetings Magazine, Meetings Media, Conde Nast Magazine as a Top 125 Golf Resort, Top 500 hotels in the World by Travel & Leisure, and an AAA Four-Diamond restaurant. This Alabama Gulf Coast resort's location makes it the perfect location for anything from weekend getaways to corporate retreats.

To book a stay or make reservations at one of the award-winning resort's restaurants, guests are invited to visit or contact the hotel directly at 1-251-928-9201.

About the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

A family friendly hotel and resort near Fairhope, Alabama, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa is nestled on 550 secluded acres overlooking Mobile Bay. Featuring several of the most popular restaurants in Fairhope, AL, this stunning property is a also member of Historic Hotels of America and its two 18-hole golf courses are part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. It features a 20,000-square-foot European Spa, plus 371 rooms and 34 suites on three floors. For Gulf Coast meetings and Alabama group accommodations, the resort features 24 meeting rooms with a total of more than 35,000 square feet of meeting space.

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