SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

June 13, 2012 11:57 ET

Courtyard Toronto Downtown Proud Host Hotel Sponsor of Pride Toronto 2012

'Show Your Pride VIP Package' Puts Pride Toronto Guests in the Heart of the Celebration

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - Pride Toronto guests of the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto hotel have a unique opportunity for the ultimate 2012 festival experience with a VIP bundle offered by one of the premier gay friendly hotels in Toronto. Conveniently located in Toronto's Church Wellesley Village and a proud Host Hotel Sponsor of Pride Toronto 2012, the stylish Courtyard Toronto Downtown is offering a special VIP package that puts guests in the very heart of the upcoming June 22-July 1 festivities.

Guests of this impressive Courtyard by Marriott will have the opportunity for a unique VIP Toronto Pride experience that surpasses all other downtown Toronto hotel packages, when booking their festival accommodations with the "Show Your Pride VIP Package" at this welcoming choice among downtown Toronto hotels. In addition to enjoying the renowned service of the largest full-service Courtyard in the world, reservation through this special hotel deal includes the following benefits:

  • Reservation entitles each hotel guest and a friend to show their pride by marching in the July 1 Pride Toronto Parade sharing the exuberance of one million cheering spectators with PFLAG and Canadian celebrities. This spectacular event will also be covered by national television.

  • An All Access Pass with free admission and front of the line entry to the Pride Weekend activities and stages will be awarded to eight lucky guests. Drawing for passes will be made from those who book reservations between June 22 to June 29, 2012; with the drawing to be held at 2 p.m., June 29. Winners must be a guest to receive the prize upon or after check-in. Prize notification will be made by phone, e-mail or upon check-in.

  • Each guest will receive upon check-in a "Show Your Card" discount card for up to 15% savings at local restaurants, spas, shops and more.

  • This package includes a $10 Bistro Buck Coupon redeemable for food and beverage.

The "Show Your Pride VIP Package" may be booked online using the corporate/promotional code LPR, or by calling 1-800-847-5075 and asking for the following rate programs: VLKY -- for king bed or VLKZ -- for 2 queens. An event schedule and more information for Pride Toronto 2012 may be found at and details for the Pride Parade march will available upon check-in.

As the host and sponsor hotel, Toronto Pride Parade offices for each event will be located at the Courtyard and the June 22, 2012, Launch Party will also be hosted by the hotel with 300 Pride Toronto officials, media, sponsors, city officials and councilors attending. A variety of entertainment is also planned throughout the event.

The 10-day event, which is expected to draw more than 1.2 million persons to Toronto, is one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada and one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world.

About the Courtyard Toronto Downtown
As the largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott in the world, the Courtyard Toronto Downtown offers guests high style and technology in the heart of downtown. A redesigned flexible lobby space is the perfect place for both working and relaxing, with 100 mbps high-speed wireless Internet and comfortable niches to meet with new friends. Settle into your spacious guestroom, where you'll enjoy a 32-inch flat-screen TV, individual climate control, high-speed wireless Internet access. For those who need extra sleeping space, double rooms with two queen beds are available. Keep up with fitness goals at the 24-hour fitness facility and indoor lap pool. When it's time to fuel up, get healthy fare throughout the day at Yonge Street Grille, or snacks, Starbucks® coffees, and cocktails at The Bistro. Before heading out to explore the city, check in with the lobby GoBoard®, a touch screen with local information and news, and then check out dining, shopping, and entertainment. With a convenient location, business-friendly amenities, this downtown Toronto hotel is ideal for meetings and celebrations.

Courtyard Toronto Downtown is also a proud recipient of 4 Green Keys. The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance. 4 Green Keys rating denotes a hotel that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices. Hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto has been awarded the 2012 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence, honoring hospitality excellence, given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews.

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