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Marriott International

March 25, 2014 15:52 ET

East Lansing Events Keep Visitors and Locals Celebrating All Summer Long

From Oldsmobiles to Maple Syrup, There's a Festival for It in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, MI--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) -  Michigan may be known as the Great Lakes State, and sporting enthusiasts may love its universities, but the city of East Lansing holds a distinction all its own. Known as Michigan's Festival Capital, East Lansing doesn't need much of an excuse to celebrate, especially during the golden summer months, which means nearly every weekend is booked up with festivals as diverse as the city itself. And no place puts visitors in a better position to participate in these events in Lansing than the East Lansing Marriott at University Place.

While the fun lasts all year round, spring is when the festival season really heats up. The East Lansing Art Festival on May 17 and 18, for example, is just one of more than 30 arts and cultural festivals hosted in the city each year. Of course, this Lansing event is one of the bigger shows with more than 200 artists from across North America on display, along with free concerts, an up-and-coming artist program and children's activities.

The East Lansing Art Festival is ideal for priming visitors' appetites for more cultural offerings, like the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival from June 20 to 21, for example, and the MSU Museum's Great Lakes Folk Festival from August 8 to 10. Each of these celebrates culture in different ways, from the local, regional and national jazz performers of the first, to the diverse representations of traditional artists from across the country in the second.

But no matter what their differences are, each of these festivals is just one block away from (as well as sponsored by) one of the most accommodating Lansing hotels in the area, the East Lansing Marriott at University Place. Recently renovated, the property's 180 guest rooms include luxurious bedding with down comforters and custom duvets, Internet access and coffee/tea service. And with a fitness center and restaurant also on property, guests have everything they need to feel refreshed and ready to celebrate.

Of course, there's plenty else to entertain guests in the surrounding area as well. From the lighthearted (Grand American Fish Rodeo June 12 to 14), to the serious (Lansing Juneteenth Celebration June 19 to 21), to the foodie-friendly (Festival of the Moon on June 20, Festival of the Sun on June 21 and plenty others besides), there's something for every passion, palate and artistic preference. But while options among the celebrations abound, there's really only one choice when it comes to which of the LAN airport hotels makes festival-hopping as fun as the festivals themselves.

About the East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Located just one block from Michigan State University, the East Lansing Marriott at University Place welcomes student families, business guests and leisure travelers with equal service and comfort. The plush bedding, spacious desks, upscale bath amenities and high-speed Internet access within the guest rooms promises a sanctuary where guests can work and play with ease. Downstairs, visitors will find Bistro 43, the hotel's relaxed yet sophisticated restaurant where visitors can unwind with friends over cocktails or reconnect over the inventive American fare. For those inspired to greater levels of fitness after watching a sports match at the nearby university, the hotel offers cardiovascular equipment in the fitness center and an indoor pool. And with 12,000 square feet of beautiful event space along with a full-service business center, corporate visitors will have as memorable a time as those on vacation.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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