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Mobile Hotels

February 01, 2011 11:06 ET

Celebrate the Original Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza

MOBILE, AL--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - Looking for a safe, fun Mardi Gras to attend this year? Go to the original Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. Stay right in the center of the action at the newly renovated Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. The Renaissance Riverview is right on the parade route, so you are only steps from all the Mardi Gras festivities, great restaurants and plenty of fun bars.

With a prime downtown location, Renaissance Riverview is the perfect place to set up your Mardi Gras headquarters. Leisure travelers will enjoy the hotel's Mobile Bay views and easy access to the Alabama Cruise Terminal, the home port for the Carnival Cruise Line's Elation. Renaissance Riverview Plaza also is a short walk from the city's Carnival Museum, the Museum of Mobile and the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, which also features blockbuster exhibitions.

Having just undergone a $50 million renovation, the 374 plush guest rooms are as popular as the hotel's spectacular views of Mobile Bay. The Harbor Room restaurant features exceptional seafood and steaks. Riverview Plaza features 32,000 square feet of versatile meeting, banquet and exhibit space.

Parades start in mid-February and run until March 8, Mardi Gras Day and rates for the hotel's Mobile accommodations start at $149 per night during Mardi Gras season. For more on the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, visit www.renaissanceriverview.com.

A complete list of Mobile Mardi Gras parades is below.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
6:30 pm Conde Cavalier Parade
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
12:00 pm Bayport Parading Society
7:00 pm Pharaoh's Mystic Society Parade
7:30 pm Conde Explorers Parade
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
6:30 pm Order of the Polka Dots Parade
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25
6:30 pm Order of the Inca Parade
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26
2:00 pm Mobile Mystics Parade
2:30 pm Mobile Mystical Revelers
6:30 pm Maids of Mirth Parade
7:00 pm Order of Butterfly Maidens Parade
7:30 pm Krewe of Marry Mates
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
6:30 pm Neptune's Daughters Parade
7:00 pm Order of Isis Parade
   
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28
6:30 pm Mobile Mystical Ladies Parade
7:00 pm Order of Venus Parade
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
6:30 pm Order of LaShe Parade
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
6:30 pm Mystic Striper Parade
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
6:30 pm Crewe of Columbus Parade
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
12:00 noon Floral Parade
12:30 pm Knights of Mobile Parade
1:00 pm Order of Angels Parade
6:00 pm Mystics of Time Parade
6:30 pm Coronation of Queen to King Felix III (Mobile Convention Center)
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
2:00 pm Arrival of King Elexis I (at foot of Government Street)
2:30 pm Joe Cain Parade
5:00 pm Le Krewe de Bienville Parade
5:30 pm Les Femmes Cassettes Parade
8:15 pm Coronation of King Elexis (Mobile Civic Center)
MONDAY, MARCH 7  
11:00 am Arrival of King Felix III (at foot of Government Street)
12:00 Noon King's Parade and Floral Parade
3:00 pm MLK Business & Civic Organization Parade (Route D)
3:30 pm MLK Monday Mystics Parade (Route D)
4:00 pm Northside Merchants Parade (Route D)
6:30 pm Infant Mystics Parade
TUESDAY, MARCH 8 MARDI GRAS DAY (FAT TUESDAY!)
(Always the day before Ash Wednesday)
10:30 am Order of Athena Parade
12:30 pm Knights of Revelry Parade
1:00 pm King Felix Parade
1:30 pm Comic Cowboys Parade
2:00 pm Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association (Route B)
6:30 pm Order of Myths Parade (Route C)

For more on Mobile Mardi Gras can be found at www.mobile.org. For more on the Renaissacne Riverview Plaza and the entire Resort Collection on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, visit www.pchresorts.com.