SOURCE: Marriott

Melville Hotels

December 21, 2010 10:18 ET

Experience Holiday Candlelight Evenings With Hotels Near Old Bethpage

Capture Romance From the Past While Enjoying Today's Modern Luxuries

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - Memorable holiday traditions are easily made with Holiday Candlelight Evenings that include 19th century entertainment and gracious Bethpage, NY hotels where guests can enjoy luxury accommodations and unsurpassed services. Just in time for a reprieve from the busy holidays, there's no better opportunity for a fun family outing or romantic getaway.

Holiday Candlelight Evenings are planned for Dec. 26-30 at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Reception Center and will bring back an atmosphere reminiscent of days past with 19th century entertainment in the historic buildings, lit only by candles, just as they would be on holiday evenings during the 1800s. "Magic Lantern" shows, holiday songs and fiddle music, storytelling, hot apple cider and contra-dancing will delight all ages as they participate in the festive spirit found during these five exceptional nights in Old Bethpage. Admission for this unique event is $10 for adults and $7 for those ages 4-14 or 60 and older.

With accommodations at the Melville Marriott Long Island Hotel, guests are conveniently located just a few minutes from Old Bethpage and, while reminiscing in the romance of days past, can take advantage of a full-service luxury hotel with all the conveniences of the 21st century at one of the finest hotels in Bethpage, NY.

Spacious, smoke-free guest accommodations include cotton-rich bedding ensembles, upscale bath amenities, high-speed Internet access, in-room entertainment options with premium cable channels and pay-per-view movie options, Plug-In technology and in-room coffee and tea service. Guests have access to a magnificent indoor atrium pool, children's pool, relaxing whirlpool and well-equipped on-site fitness center. A concierge level is also available for even more amenities and guest services.

The Bistro 49 is located inside the hotel and is open daily serving modern American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to this Melville restaurant's distinctive menu, the hotel's Atrium Lobby Lounge is available for dinner and offers fine cocktails in addition to a light dinner menu. Outside the hotel guests will find many nearby restaurants in Melville, many within easy walking distance of the hotel and offering a wide variety of menu options.

About the Marriott Long Island Hotel

The Melville Marriott Long Island Hotel is the largest full-service hotel in Suffolk County and is conveniently located just minutes from New York airports and provides guests with easy access to shopping areas and attractions such as the Walt Whitman Mall, Dave and Busters Entertainment Complex, Vanderbilt Museum, Fire Island National Seashore and Planting Fields Arboretum. This Bethpage hotel's event space totals 21,000 square feet making it a perfect location for hosting social gatherings, corporate meetings or business conferences.