SOURCE: Marriott


May 17, 2011 13:06 ET

Fire Island NY Hotels Heat Up With Exciting Events This Season

Springtime Festivities Focus on Local Beer, Wine and Strawberries

BELLPORT, NY--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Long Island's wine country is an oasis for Springtime festivities that boast the area's culture and heritage through organized events and add a delightful zest to an already exciting travel destination. SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven Hotel invites you to retreat to their brand new suites after attending these exciting daytime events.

Stylish Long Island wine country hotels offer travelers exceptional accommodations amidst some of the finest wineries and convenient to many of the spring festivities, so they can experience first-hand the rich traditions of this remarkable countryside. Beer, wine and strawberries are reasons for celebration on Long Island and special events draw attention to the social and economic impact these products have on the area while creating a fun-filled atmosphere. Travelers taking advantage of well-appointed Bellport hotel suites can easily settle in to partake of the fun and excitement while enjoying warm and inviting, homelike surroundings.

Raising awareness of the area's evolving craft beer industry, the first ever Long Island Craft Beer Week will span 10 days, May 13-22, 2011, pulling together local breweries, restaurants, retailers, bars, businesses and beer enthusiasts for a variety of events and activities. Both entertaining and educational activities are planned, including tours of hometown breweries, beer dinners, cooking with beer classes, beer tastings, Breakfast with the Brewers and The Golden Tap Awards Gala.

The festivities will continue June 10-12, when the Second Annual Long Island Wine and Food Festival kicks-off its celebration of this world-class wine region. The festival includes a cocktail reception at Sparkling Pointe and a variety of activities hosted by wineries throughout the area. The festival ends on Sunday with a Grand Tasting at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead. Indulge yourself with exquisite food and wine, while experiencing the rural character of the North Fork region by taking advantage of Long Island wineries hotel's like SpringHill Suites.

Great fun for everyone is planned June 17-19 as the 57th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival opens with expectations of drawing crowds in to celebrate the simple pleasures of the luscious strawberry with a "something for everyone" offering of events and attractions. Delicious berries harvested by local growers are served up in strawberry shortcakes, daiquiris, strawberry pie and dipped in chocolate. But food isn't the only attraction -- carnival rides, music, entertainment and even fireworks are on the agenda for this fun Long Island weekend event.

Convenient for Long Island travelers wishing to take in the sights and sounds of the festivities, and seeking hotels near Fire Island; the sophisticated SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven beams with gracious accommodations and amenities. The hotel's convenient central location, complimentary airport shuttle service to and from ISP and free onsite parking make it an easy choice when planning a Long Island getaway.

About the SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven Hotel

The SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven Hotel provides Long Island travelers with a convenient, central location for easy access to both popular attractions and business destinations. Offering guests a complimentary breakfast buffet, on-site exercise room, relaxing indoor pool and complimentary high speed Internet access, this new all-suite hotel property is a comfortable and affordable Long Island hotel destination.