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Knoxville Hotels

December 21, 2010 11:39 ET

Hotel Near University of Tennessee Is Proud of the Volunteers for Earning a Bowl Bid

Volunteers to Meet North Carolina Tar Heels in Dec. 30 Music Bowl

KNOXVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - The Football Vols of Knoxville's University of Tennessee have accepted a bid to take on the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in the Music Bowl December 30 in Nashville, keeping the 2010 football season alive in a city that makes a bold display of orange in support of UT sports.

A proud fan of the Vols, the Knoxville Marriott hotel near University of Tennessee, joins the football frenzy as the talented Volunteers make their first appearance in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Music Bowl later this month. As a prominent hotel near Neyland Stadium the Marriott enjoys the football excitement as fans travel into Knoxville for home games and events. The upcoming Music Bowl match-up against the North Carolina Tar Heels is sure to be exciting, as was the Vols' 24-14 victory Nov. 27 over Kentucky that clinched their bid for the bowl appearance. The victory marked Tennessee's 26th straight victory over Kentucky -- the longest current winning streak between two FBS teams. 

Proudly providing fans with great accommodations as they travel into Knoxville for sporting events, the Marriott is a distinctive full-service hotel near UT Knoxville and offers guests luxury amenities in a warm and friendly environment overlooking the Tennessee River. Located less than a mile from the UT campus, guests also enjoy the benefits of easy access to the hotel's Hill Street Café where a fresh selection of menu items are served daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's Knoxville Marriott Lounge is always popular on game days as fans gather before and after the game to enjoy a great selection of drinks and dinner options and discuss the day's events.

As a standout among Neyland Stadium hotels, the Marriott's spacious guest rooms provide fans with a relaxing atmosphere and luxurious bedding ensembles that include cotton-rich linens, down comforters and fluffy pillows. Guest accommodations also include Bath & Body Works amenities, cable/satellite service with premium movie channels, high-speed Internet access and in-room coffee/tea service. The hotel's on-site fitness center is well-equipped with cardiovascular equipment and free weights for a good workout before or after the game.

About the Knoxville Marriott

Unique in architectural design, the Knoxville Marriott is convenient to the Knoxville business community and the University of Tennessee campus. Connected by covered walkway to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, the hotel is a perfect destination for attending many prominent Knoxville events. Offering 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, professional event planners and full service catering the hotel is also a great location for hosting corporate meetings, business conferences or elegant social affairs.

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