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February 18, 2011 11:07 ET

Experience an Authentic Mardi Gras Celebration With Our Mobile Vacation Packages

Parades, Beads, Festivities and Great Accommodations Await Mobile Mardi Gras Goers

MOBILE, AL--(Marketwire - February 18, 2011) - Satin and sequins, magnificent floats, marching bands, beads and festivals are only a few of the many sights and sounds of "America's Family Mardi Gras" held annually in Mobile, AL. This annual family event is a perfect reason to take advantage of Mobile vacation packages and enjoy a fun winter escape to home of the first-known American Mardi Gras celebration.

Yes, it's true! Mobile is home to the first Mardi-Gras celebration in America, back in 1703 to be exact, and its current day festivities are suitable for young and old alike drawing thousands of visitors each year for the sights and sounds of live marching bands, excited crowds of parade goers, glittering floats topped with costumed riders distributing parade beads, moon pies, trinkets and candy. A wide variety of localized festivities and special events are also planned throughout the month preceding Fat Tuesday. Special deals at Bellingrath Gardens hotels like the prestigious Mobile Marriott offer a variety of discount packages and promotions perfect for creating a Mardi Gras getaway to Mobile, the city noted by National Geographic Traveler as one of the "Top 50 Places to Live and Play."

Offering a convenient location amidst Mobile's popular shopping and entertainment district, the Mobile Marriott, is one of the most sophisticated hotels near Tillman's Corner and Mobile Regional Airport offering guests opulent amenities, spacious accommodations, exceptional service and fabulous Mobile, Alabama dining options. The hotel's well-appointed guest rooms feature the Marriott's famous Revive bedding ensembles, high-speed Internet access, cable/satellite service with premium movie channels and in-room coffee/tea service. A concierge level is available for upgraded amenities including a private lounge featuring complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages. All guests have access to the hotel's refreshing outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center and the hotel's Bistro 65 is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering a full menu of American cuisine. Other Mobile dining establishments include an extensive offering of Mobile restaurants located nearby and offering a wide variety of fine menu options including steaks and seafood and International cuisine from both local favorites and national chains.

Persons planning a Mardi Gras vacation may book accommodations at the Mobile Marriott online by visiting http://www.marriott.com/mobmc or calling the hotel directly at 1-800-380-7971.

About the Mobile Marriott Hotel

The Mobile Marriott Hotel stands distinctively among Tillman's Corner hotels and provides visitors with easy access to many popular attractions and business destinations. Guests enjoy complimentary on-site parking and business travelers have access to a full-service business center, message service, fax and copy services, network/Internet printing and overnight delivery and pickup. The hotel also features 9,748 square feet of flexible meeting space and an elegant Garden Ballroom for hosting successful business events or elegant social affairs.