SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 17, 2012 15:55 ET

Harrisburg Hotel Plays Host to 20 War College Graduates

Residence Inn Proud to Accommodate America's Future Military Leaders

HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2012) - For generations, the U.S. Army War College has prepared the officer corps of every branch of the United States armed services by blending institutional training and education, operational assignments, and self-development. These officers have gone on to lead U.S. soldiers in deployments around the world. And for 20 recent War College graduates, their home away from campus was the Residence Inn Harrisburg Carlisle. The hotel was proud to host these future military leaders during their time at the College.

Focused on providing comfortable long-term accommodations, the Residence Inn Harrisburg Carlisle is an all-suites hotel in Carlisle, PA, located just 35 minutes from Harrisburg International Airport. Besides its close proximity to the U.S. Army War College, this Carlisle extended-stay hotel is conveniently located close to Ahold USA (Giant Foods Carlisle), Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Carlisle Fairgrounds (Home of Carlisle Events Famous Carlisle Car Show), Dickinson College, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle Barracks and local attractions including Hershey Park and Gettysburg.

The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) is the Army's ultimate professional development institution that prepares selected military, civilian, and international leaders for the responsibilities of strategic leadership in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational environment.

The 20 War College graduates who chose the Residence Inn were part of a 2012 graduating class of 349, including 309 Army officers, 3 Air Force, 14 Marine, and 1 Navy officer. In addition, 16 interagency civilians and 6 international officers completed the program. With the resident program, the Class of 2012 totals 717 students.

Perfect for extended stays -- like attending the premier War College in the world -- the Residence Inn's spacious suites are 50 percent larger than traditional hotel rooms, and offer separate living, eating and sleeping areas. Each guest room also features high-speed Internet and luxurious bedding for ultimate relaxation. A popular choice for Harrisburg, PA corporate lodging, the Residence Inn offers ever creature comfort.

With comfortable, convenient Carlisle accommodations, guests of the Residence Inn can enjoy complimentary hot breakfast buffet and themed social hours, on-site 24-hour exercise room and 24-hour indoor pool & whirlpool. To make things even easier for its guests, the Residence Inn also features a grocery shopping service, on-site laundry, and valet dry-cleaning. Whether traveling for business or leisure, this Carlisle, Pennsylvania hotel ensures all the comforts of home, especially when combined with Carlisle hotel deals.

About the Residence Inn Harrisburg Carlisle

Conveniently located near the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Carlisle Fairgrounds, the U.S. Army War College, Dickinson College, Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle Barracks and local attractions including Hershey Park and Gettysburg, the Residence Inn offers a unique extended-stay experience among Carlisle hotels for both business and leisure travelers. With 78 spacious suites on 3 floors and 288 sq. ft. of total meeting space, this Harrisburg, PA, extended-stay hotel also offers the Nickelodeon Your Stay Program just for kids. Guests can also book Harrisburg, PA extended-stay rooms for small groups quickly and easily with QuickGroup.

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