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Marriott International

December 18, 2013 16:45 ET

Hotel in Mobile, Alabama Gives Guests a Taste of Living History

At The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, the Present Has a Way of Feeling Like History in the Making

MOBILE, AL--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2013) - Though history gives the impression of being completely separate from today, the fact is it's ever-present. And while some places try to shake off the past, others embrace it and evolve with it. An example of how to successfully pursue the latter course of action is The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, which, besides being a beautiful historical hotel, has managed to integrate its legacy into everything from its staff to its Mardi Gras celebrations.

While other Mobile, Alabama getaways might promise luxury or recreation, this property takes such basic concepts and weaves them together with the rich heritage of its historic site. And while the hotel boasts a lineage stretching all the way back to 1852, it's the people like Mr. George Moore who bring that history to life. Moore, who started working at The Battle House in the 1960s and is currently its historian, was awarded Ambassador of the Year for 2013 by the Historic Hotels of America. He was the first employee to be rehired when the hotel reopened in 2007, and he has accordingly walked countless guests from around the world on historic tours through the hotel. As a top ambassador for the hotel, Moore is also the eponymous inspiration for the gift shop's name.

History isn't just about tours and photographs, though. It's also a living, breathing, parading thing -- at least during Mardi Gras. As the birthplace of the Mardi Gras tradition, Mobile takes the celebration seriously. Accordingly, travelers will find a variety of Mobile hotel specials during Carnival season, which is between January 6 and March 4, 2014. Nightly parades and revelry are the hallmarks of the holiday, especially during the last few weeks before Mardi Gras Day. Mardi Gras hotels in Mobile, Alabama are booking up fast for 2014, especially those like The Battle House, which is located directly on the parade routes.

Another popular time to visit is during New Year's Eve when hotels in Mobile, Alabama will welcome throngs of visitors eager to catch live performances by country singer Gretchen Wilson, a fireworks and laser show and the 600-pound electronic MoonPie that will glide down the RSA Trustmark Building in the final countdown to 2014. The Battle House is just steps away from the celebration, although rooms are limited for the event.

From renowned historians, to traditional festivals, to forward-looking New Year's Eve events, The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa makes living history look both effortless and enviable.

About The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
For the ultimate in legacy and luxury, The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa affords an unparalleled experience. The AAA Four Diamond Hotel is home to Mobile's only Four Diamond restaurant, The Trellis Room, where guests can taste seasonal contemporary menus. Two other dining options create more casual fare, while one-of-a-kind features like the whispering arches (an acoustical attraction) and the 10,000-square-foot spa continue to set this hotel apart from others. Plus the property's pedigree, which stretches all the way back to 1852, has earned it a place within Historic Hotels of America, although the 238 guest rooms and 31 suites are lavishly modern with luxury bedding and complimentary high-speed Internet. The hotel's 21 meeting rooms promise an unforgettable experience for groups and conferences, and the property's location is across the street from the Mobile Convention Center and close to all the best sights, like Mobile's Entertainment District, the Carnival Museum and The Museum of Mobile. No wonder, then, that the hotel has welcomed celebrities, athletes, a president and a king -- and makes sure everyone else enjoys that same standard of service.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 155 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well as R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com

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