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Marriott International

December 30, 2013 15:07 ET

Downtown Orlando Hotel's Special Rates Leave Football Bowl Fans Reveling

Courtyard Orlando Downtown Guests Enjoy Shuttle to Nearby Citrus Stadium

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 30, 2013) - Football fans will be reveling in the excitement of bowl games during the next week as 2013 winds down in Orlando with the Russell Athletic Bowl. Fans welcome 2014 with even greater football fervor with the 2014 Capital One Bowl clash between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Wisconsin Badgers.

These two college football season-finales will ignite the seats inside the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. This Orlando hotel promotion is adding to the excitement with packages that include special rates and convenient shuttle service to and from the games. As the Miami Hurricanes get set for the 6:45 p.m. kick-off against the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, Dec. 28, downtown Orlando hotel deals at the distinctive Courtyard Orlando Downtown are making it easy for guests to access the stadium and enjoy comfortable accommodations just minutes away. Fans staying at the hotel in downtown Orlando can simply sign-up for shuttle service at the front desk and then enjoy stress-free transportation by Central Florida Tours to and from the stadium beginning two hours prior to kick-off.

Adding to the football fun in Orlando, the city's traditional Florida Citrus Parade, set for 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, will feature sports VIPs as championship golfer Justin Rose will serve as grand marshal for this year's stroll down Orange Avenue. Heisman Trophy winners George Rogers will appear in front of the University of South Carolina marching band and Ron Dayne, will leadoff the University of Wisconsin marching band as it makes its way through the downtown festivities. The annual parade is one of the city's most popular family events and is free to all.

With all the events leading up to the New Year's Day 2014 Capital One Bowl conflict between South Carolina and Wisconsin, guests of the Courtyard's Orlando hotel rooms can easily access all of the excitement while taking advantage of special bowl game rates. And, in addition to shuttle service to and from the games, the hotel's standard amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the property, on-site dining at The Bistro, a heated outdoor pool and well-equipped fitness center.

Special bowl game rates at the stylish Courtyard Orlando Downtown are available by visiting the hotel website, where online reservations may also be completed. Telephone reservations may be made by calling 1-407-996-1000.

About the Courtyard Orlando Downtown

The Courtyard Orlando Downtown welcomes guests with a friendly atmosphere, comfortable accommodations and amenities designed to allow guests to make the most of their travel time. Conveniently located for easy access to the downtown business district and many of the area's top attractions, including The Mall at Millenia, Explore Amway Center, Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre and Universal Studios' The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the hotel was aptly honored with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and features a variety of spacious guest rooms and suites to fit the needs of business and leisure travelers.

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