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Marriott International

December 11, 2012 10:28 ET

Get in the Holiday Spirit With Events Near Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

Plus, Save on Your Stay With Holiday and Advance Purchase Rates

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - If you're wondering where the year has gone and still looking for the perfect holiday escape for the family, the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel offers easy access to a festive calendar of events and special rates to save this holiday season.

This premier Calgary hotel is the perfect choice for some holiday cheer, with easy access to the season's best family-friendly attractions. The hotel's location near the Calgary Zoo gives you easy access to ZooLights from 6 to 9pm through January 5, 2013 (excluding Dec 25 and 31). This event at the Calgary Zoo features 1.5 million twinkling lights illuminating the night. Recipient of Calgary Child Magazine's Parents' Choice Award for 2011's best Christmas event, this year promises even more light displays, figures and activities. The zoo will also host the perfect pre-party to your New Year's celebration with Zoo Year's Eve, held December 31, 2012, from 6 to 9pm. Enjoy a fireworks show at 8:30pm, plus ZooLights activities and displays throughout the evening.

Spend an evening out with dinner at one of the many restaurants in Calgary followed by a performance of Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Theatre Calgary-EPCOR Centre or The Nutcracker at the Alberta Jubilee Auditorium; the latter includes Sugar Plum parties for the kids. You can also grab your skates pre- or post-show and head to Olympic Plaza for free ice skating until 9pm each night.

Haven't booked your Calgary escape yet? There's still time to save with the advance purchase rate at this hotel near the Calgary Zoo. Book a minimum of 14 days ahead of your stay, and receive rates as low as $109 CAD a night. To book the advance purchase rate, visit or call 1-888-236-2427 and be sure to enter/ask for promotional code ADV. This special rate, at 20% off the regular rate, is available through February 21, 2013, and requires prepayment in full at the time of booking.

If this hotel near Calgary Zoo is your office's holiday party destination, a special holiday rate is a great way to treat yourself and celebrate responsibly after an evening of festive cocktails. Available Friday and Saturday nights during the holiday party season, the special "Take the elevator home" offer features rates as low as $90 CAD a night. To book this special holiday rate, visit or call 1-800-228-9290 and be sure to enter/ask for promotional code HOL. This special rate is available through January 31, 2013, on Friday or Saturday night stays.

About the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
Conference-goers, vacationers, corporate travellers and families alike will find everything they need and want at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel. With the largest guest room accommodations in the downtown area, this Calgary Tower hotel offers easy access to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and top shopping and dining on Stephen Avenue. Each of the hotel's guest rooms and suites offers luxurious amenities including a spa-inspired bathrooms, plush bedding, LCD HDTVs with movie and videogame rentals and floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking city views. If you're here for business or just need to stay connected, the in-room Wired-for-Business package offers local and long-distance phone calls plus high-speed Internet access in a convenient bundle. A 24-hour business centre is also available to all guests. For additional amenities and services, including access to an exclusive bi-level lounge, you can opt for a concierge-level room. While the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is nearby, you can also host your events, conferences, meetings, celebrations and social functions in this hotel's more than 17,000 sq. ft. of event space. After days of sightseeing or meeting with clients, enjoy a meal at the hotel's Traders Grill, an energizing workout in the hotel's health club or a revitalizing dip in the indoor pool. It's all here waiting for you.

Contact Information

    Tiffany Richards
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
    (403) 266-7331
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