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Marriott International

April 07, 2014 09:00 ET

Everything's Coming Up Tulips at One Hotel in Albany, NY

At the Albany Marriott, Service and Style Are Blooming in Time for the Annual Tulip Festival

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2014) - When it comes to tulips, Amsterdam, it turns out, doesn't have anything on Albany. This city may not have a floating flower market, but it does have tulips. Lots of them. And visitors arriving for the 66th-annual Albany Tulip Festival can expect to see displays that not even the Dutch can rival, along with plenty of entertainment best enjoyed while staying at the spacious and comfortable Albany Marriott.

Albany may be known for its importance as the state capital and for its vibrant business community, but the Tulip Festival proves there are plenty of other recreational things to do in Albany, NY besides work. In fact, visitors will arrive from all over the country on May 10 and 11, 2014 to experience the pomp and perfume of the city's biggest Festival.

The festivities begin early with the scrubbing down of State Street and a noontime luncheon on Friday, May 9. On Saturday, visitors can watch as the Tulip Queen -- selected from five finalists -- is crowned, followed by a Court Luncheon and then, at 6:30 p.m., the Royal Tulip Ball. The next day brings still more revelry as the 16th-annual Mother of the Year Award will be presented to one lucky mum for the ultimate Mother's Day gift. These highlights unfold against a backdrop of children's activities, free concerts, food vendors, exhibitions of crafts and fine arts and, of course, the more than 100,000 tulip bulbs that have exploded into a riot of springtime color.

Out-of-town guests will find themselves ideally positioned to enjoy the fun when they stay at this Tech Valley hotel. Not only is it located just minutes from the airport, but its amenities and service cause it to stand apart from other hotels in Albany, NY. Visitors can unwind within spacious guest rooms outfitted with plush bedding, high-speed Internet access, coffee service and weekday newspaper delivery. Two restaurants keep guests energized for the Festival's many attractions, whether they're sitting down to a hearty American breakfast at The Market, or sipping evening cocktails at Chats Lounge. And with two pools and a fully-equipped fitness center all on property, there's nothing guests will miss from home.

From the indulgent welcome of this Albany hotel, to the city's colorful celebration of its Dutch heritage, the Tulip Festival promises to be one weekend where everyone will want to go Dutch.

About the Albany Marriott
Travelers arriving to work or play will experience the ultimate in comfort when they stay at the Albany Marriott. Not only does the hotel boast a location just minutes away from the airport, but guests will find themselves near businesses like Bank of America and New York's Tech Valley, government institutions, shopping, dining, museums and, slightly farther afield, Cooperstown, Lake George and Saratoga Springs. Whatever keeps visitors busy during the day, however, the hotel's plush accommodations will make their time on property feel like a retreat. Two Concierge Levels and one Executive Level provide enhancements on the guest rooms' already extensive amenities like spacious work desks, high-speed Internet access and luxurious bedding. Other perks, like two restaurants, two pools and a fitness center, complement the more than 16,000 square feet of flexible event space to make every guest experience a memorable one.

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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