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Marriott International

October 08, 2014 17:19 ET

Guests Feel at Home for Homecoming at Marriott's Downtown Jackson, Mississippi Hotel

This Year the Jackson Marriott Welcomes Friends, Families, and Students as It Plays Host to Jackson State Homecoming 2014

JACKSON, MS--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2014) - There are few occasions that recall more feelings of nostalgia than homecoming. It's an important time of year for any University as their students, parents that support those students, and proud alumni gather to celebrate their shared experience -- regardless of how different their experiences may have been. It's a time to gather and remember a time in everyone's life when they began finding out who they really were, and to honor the institution that allowed them to flourish. This fall, Jackson Marriott is excited for the opportunity to be the host hotel for Jackson State University's homecoming celebration. 

Many hotels in Jackson, MS could have been chosen to host the university's honored guests, but only the Jackson Marriott has the southern sophistication the guests deserve coupled with the premiere location they need. Located under 2-miles away from the heart of Jackson State University's campus, families will have no trouble getting back and forth from dorm room visits, and alumni will have an easy time getting to and from the old fraternity or sorority house. 

JSU's homecoming weekend begins this Friday, October 10th with the Parents of JSU Hospitality Reception from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Throughout the day, parents and alumni can choose any number of exciting opening day events. The 1Up Block Party will roll on from 10:00AM-4:00PM for guests to stop by anytime. A Greek Show at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center starts at 7:00PM, followed by a Homecoming Concert with The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston and Vick Allen at the Mississippi Coliseum beginning at 8:00PM.

And finally, alumni can return to the Jackson Marriott for the biggest Alumni Party of any hotel in Jackson, Mississippi. Beginning at 9:00PM, JSU has booked Marriott's signature restaurant in downtown Jackson, MS -- Bistro Lounge -- along with ample event space for the party's three guest DJs to set the weekend off right.

Friday's festivities are just the start of the weekend. Saturday begins with the Homecoming Parade at 9:00AM. Following the parade, an afternoon of tailgating is in order, as students, parents, and alumni get fired up with Tiger Pride for the day's big football game. At 2:00PM the JSU Tigers take on the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at JSU Veterans Memorial Stadium. After last year's game was cancelled, everyone will be excited to cheer their Tigers on to a victory in 2014.

If you haven't already reserved your room in a hotel near Jackson State University for the weekend, call 1-800-228-9290, call code "Alumni Relations" for any last minute availability at Jackson Marriott. For a complete listing of the weekend's events visit Jackson State's website: http://sites.jsums.edu/homecoming/. To stay up to date on all things JSU homecoming during the events, follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using #JSUHomecoming14 -- don't miss out on any of the weekend's happenings. 

About the Jackson Marriott
A quaint and fun hotel, this charming Southern hotel is a welcoming space for business travelers. Located in downtown Jackson, Mississippi only steps from government buildings and connected by Skywalk to the commercial business tower -- Regions Building, and near the Jackson Convention complex, Jackson Marriott makes commutes easy. With over 35,000 square feet of flexible event and meeting space, creative planners can make a truly memorable experience of the hotel's modern and urbane Southern aesthetic. Marriott's access to Jackson's cultural attractions will surprise even the most learned leisure travelers. The MS Museum of Art, the Old Capitol Museum, the Museum of Natural Science, the Governor's Mansion, and the Russell C. Davis Planetarium are just a few short miles away from this downtown hotel. All guests will love the convenience of Bistro Restaurant's contemporary American menu and regional specialties for a casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or the Bistro Lounge for a more refined dinner. The hotel's fitness center and outdoor pool are pleasant diversions from a day of meetings. Spacious working areas with high-speed internet access in the guestrooms allow for a productive stay among the relaxing atmosphere Marriott creates, while their signature Revive bedding makes forgetting about the rigors of the work day careless and easy.

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