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Glen Allen Hotels

December 21, 2010 10:36 ET

Hotel in Glen Allen, VA Sparkles for the GardenFest of Lights

Dramatic 'Fire & Ice' Display Only Tips Holiday Festivities

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - Holiday splendor in its finest can be found in Richmond, VA, where the Dominion GardenFest of Lights ignites the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for a dazzling holiday display. But the magnificent lights are merely a start to the long list of holiday events, dinners, exhibits and entertainment taking place through January 10, 2011 at this popular Richmond attraction.

Gather the family or surprise a special someone with accommodations at a distinctive hotel in Glen Allen, VA. You can plan a winter vacation or weekend getaway around the Dominion GardenFest of Lights schedule for holiday memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Merry Mondays, Musical Thursdays, a New Year's Eve Family Frolic, Two for Tuesday dinner specials, Tea House luncheons and GardenFest holiday dinners are only a few of the festivities visitors will find at this unique winter wonderland. "Fire & Ice" is the theme for this year's walk-through exhibition that includes garden strolls illuminated by 700,000 holiday lights. Family fun can be found in the magical maze and Treehouse or by toasting s'mores at the firepit. Inside, warm and cozy displays include fabulous dollhouses and model trains or visitors can relax near the fireplace inside the Education Building.

Conveniently located near Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Richmond's Short Pump Mall, the Richmond Marriott West is a great location for a relaxing winter break. Make the Dominion GardenFest of Lights a family tradition and finish last minute holiday shopping or unwind after the busy holidays and indulge in the spirit of the season at GardenFest light display and enjoy fun post-holiday bargain shopping from the comforts of this Short Pump hotel's sophisticated accommodations.

The Richmond Marriott West is distinctive among hotels in Glen Allen, VA, providing travelers with spacious guest rooms and hotel suites that feature luxury bedding ensembles, large desks with an ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet access and in-room entertainment that includes cable/satellite television service with premium movie channels and pay-per-view movie options. A concierge level is also available with added amenities and access to a private lounge.

Guests will find on-site dining easy at the Bistro 64, one of the finest among Glen Allen restaurants, where continental cuisine and fresh seafood are served up daily in a sophisticated, yet casual atmosphere. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's Lobby Bar is a great place for casual gatherings and is also open for lunch and dinner offering light fare and an array of favored cocktails.

About the Richmond Marriott West Hotel

The Richmond Marriott West is a luxury hotel located in the Innsbrook development which includes corporate offices, world-class shopping and fun entertainment options. For on-site recreation, guests can experience the hotel's heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and exercise room and can take advantage of the Innsbrook jogging and fitness trail which winds around pristine lakes and beautiful office parks. Perfect whether traveling for business or leisure, guests are welcomed with well-appointed accommodations and unsurpassed service.