SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

May 25, 2012 14:46 ET

Celebrate the Queen's Jubilee With Weekend Accommodations in London

London Marriott Hotel West India Quay Offering Unbeatable Travel Package, Special Menu Items to Celebrate

LONDON--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - From a grand flotilla and extraordinary fare to special drinks and London weekend hotel breaks, it will be a week of celebration June 1-5, 2012 as London comes together in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

As the festivities draw near, many London Docklands hotels, including the stylish London Marriott Hotel West India Quay, are featuring special promotions and events focusing on the Jubilee and welcoming guests with everything from special rates and added amenities to select menu items and celebratory promotions.

The special Diamond Jubilee Celebration package at the Marriott's sophisticated hotel near O2 Arena in London includes accommodations and complimentary breakfast at one of the city's premier five-star luxury hotels; the Queen's Jubilee Afternoon Tea with champagne; two London Travel Cards, and a unique Diamond Jubilee Gift upon arrival. Conveniently located to allow guests easy access to events, the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay is also planning celebrations in paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

The hotel's own Manhattan Grill will feature a specially-cut steak during the first week of June, introducing the Queen's Jubilee Porterhouse, a delectable 18-ounce steak from the John Penny Farm of Yorkshire, one of the area's best kept secrets. John Penny and Sons have been raising delectable meats for over 70 years and use sustainable farming methods to produce Low Green Farm's finest quality beef.

The Queen's Jubilee Afternoon Tea featuring freshly baked sconces, traditional Battenberg and Victoria Sponge cakes, additional fine pastries, finger sandwiches, tea and coffee is an added bonus for those enjoying the Diamond Jubilee Celebration package, from this unique choice among weekend hotels in London.

The Marriott's Manhattan Bar has also planned special Jubilee Cocktails for the week, including the Corgi cocktail, named after the small herding dogs made popular by Queen Elizabeth II, and the Bull Dog cocktail featuring Bull Dog Gin and specially crafted by the Bar Supervisor in honor of Her Majesty's Jubilee.

While the hotel itself will be properly attired for the occasion, the centre of the celebration will be the grand procession set for Sunday, June 3, during which more than 1,000 boats are expected to assemble and create a flotilla on the Thames River from 2 to 6 p.m. Destined to be one of the largest flotillas to ever make its way down the river, Queen Elizabeth will participate, riding from Putney to Tower Bridge in a Thames sailing barge specially converted to give the appearance of an ornate 18th-century royal galley.

Those securing Jubilee weekend accommodations in London at the Marriott Hotel West India Quay will be on the Jubilee line, just 15 minutes away from Westminster which connects guests to London Bridge and Westminster Bridge; and only 10 minutes from the Tower of London and London Bridge, so it will be easy to witness first-hand the spectacular floating parade.

About the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay

The London Marriott Hotel West India Quay towers over London's Canary Wharf district and pampers guests with the finest in luxury accommodations amidst London's premier business district. Captivating shops and restaurants are also featured throughout the area and this towering hotel property puts guests just steps away from some of central London's most popular destinations, including the Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre, Tower of London, the Royal Observatory and Royal Naval College and Maritime Museum.