SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 27, 2013 16:40 ET

Guests at West Edmonton Hotel Get a Little Help With Holiday Shopping

Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort Offers Holiday Rates and Location Near Major Mall

ENOCH, AB--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2013) - For some, the holidays are a time to relax with friends and family. For others, the festive season means leisurely days spent exploring the mall, searching for the perfect gifts. Whether in town to visit family or to do some holiday shopping, the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort offers a great deal that's sure to please everyone.

Now through January 26, 2014, this West Edmonton hotel is offering a special holiday rate of only $149 a night. Guests will enjoy accommodation in a deluxe guest room, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a flat-screen TV, plus a $5 CAD voucher to the River Cree Casino, where they can try their luck on 50 table games and more than 1,000 slot machines.

Saving money on a room at this Edmonton hotel (and perhaps winning some at the casino, too), means there's more to put toward gifts. At the West Edmonton Mall, just 5 minutes away, shopping can be a full-day affair, with more than 800 stores spread across 5.3 million square feet (the size of a small city). The mall, inspired by the traditional urban bazaars of Persia, combines shopping and entertainment with more than 100 dining venues and attractions including an amusement park, waterpark, bowling alley, aquarium, ice-skating rink, mini golf and a multi-level ropes course.

While there are plenty of things to do at the mall, minutes from this four-star Edmonton hotel, shopping is still the main event. Visitors will find all of their favorites, plus exclusive shops including Anthropologie, G-Star Raw, Hollister, Lacoste, Scotch & Soda, Tommy Bahama and Urban Outfitters. Themed areas including Bourbon Street, Chinatown and Europa Boulevard bring together related shopping, dining and entertainment, offering a mini-escape within the mall.

To reserve this special holiday rate at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort, visit www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=831864&displayLink=true, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US. When making a reservation, be sure to enter/mention the promotional code HOL.

About the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort
Set on 49 acres just minutes from top shopping, dining and attractions, Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort offers both a quiet oasis and an energetic atmosphere within its sprawling resort. When it comes to entertainment, guests can swim laps in the indoor pool, try their luck in the Vegas-style casino, stay in shape at the fitness centre or enjoy an afternoon of skating with two NHL-sized hockey rinks. This Edmonton conference hotel also caters to business travellers and offers 35,000 square feet of meeting space. Guest rooms at this four-star hotel take in the city's beauty through floor-to-ceiling windows and feature a number of amenities including coffee/tea service, high-speed Internet access, luxurious bedding, spa bath products, a mini-fridge and flat-screen TV with pay-per-view movies. Nearby, West Edmonton Mall offers 100 restaurants, nine theme parks and 800 stores, but this resort's five dining options give guests plenty of reason to dine in. Enjoy casual fare and live cooking stations at Kitchen Buffet & Bistro; snack on pastries and sip on Starbucks coffee at the Lobby Coffee Bar; grab your friends or colleagues for cocktails and snacks at Centre Bar or get into the game at the high-tech Tap 25 Sports Bar, overlooking the hotel's ice rinks.

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