SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 30, 2011 14:37 ET

Hotels Near Brown University Ready for Influx of Students, Faculty and Guests

Gracious Accommodations Welcome Visitors for Local College Events at the Providence Marriott Downtown

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - As students converge back into Providence for another semester of classes, hotels near Brown University and Providence College welcome the excitement.

Conveniently located near Brown University and Providence College, the impressive Providence Marriott Downtown is one of the premier hotels in Providence, Rhode Island and offers full-service accommodations for guests whether just getting settled in to their local housing or visiting family and friends. As the closest hotel to Brown University and just a mile from Providence College, the Marriott is perfect for those attending Brown University's Family Weekend October 14-16, Freshman Family Weekend at Providence College on November 5-6 and still has availability for the 2012 Brown Graduation set for May 27.

With many popular attractions just steps away, this hotel's Brown University location is perfect for gathering with family and friends at the nearby schools and then experiencing areas and venues such as WaterFire Providence, the Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and historic Federal Hill for the ultimate in Providence shopping, fine dining and exciting nightlife. Or guests, along with their friends and family may want to return back to the hotel, where the Marriott's spacious guest rooms and exciting dining are perfect for entertaining. Home to AQUA, an acclaimed oasis in the center of the city, and the Bluefin Lounge, guests have impressive choices for fine dining and entertainment.

Guests of the Marriott Downtown are pampered with exceptional accommodations as this Providence College hotel's choice of rooms includes king and double beds, poolside lodging with a private patio and a concierge level for added amenities. All rooms feature the Marriott's renowned Revive bedding ensembles, toiletries by Bath and Body Works, a 37-inch LCD TV with cable service, premium movie channels and pay-per-view movie options. Internet access is complimentary and each room is furnished with a work desk and ergonomic chair for business needs. The Downtown Marriott is the only hotel in Providence to offer pet-friendly accommodations, so families are welcome to travel without leaving their pets at home and enjoy a total family experience.

Fully equipped with 11,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space that includes 12 meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom, this sophisticated venue is ideal for hosting business conferences, family holiday events or college graduation parties. Additionally, the hotel offers full-service catering and professional event managers to make sure every detail is perfectly executed.

About the Providence Marriott Downtown

The Providence Marriott Downtown Hotel welcomes Rhode Island travelers with stylish accommodations and impeccable service whether visiting for business or leisure. Conveniently located among hotels near Providence College, Brown University and the Rhode Island Convention Center, the hotel offers complimentary onsite parking and is the only hotel in the city to feature an indoor/outdoor swimming pool. Guests also have access to the hotel's G Spa for relaxing treatments and services and an on-site fitness center is also available.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's signature and most widely distributed brand, with more than 500 hotels and resorts in 54 countries. Marriott continues to inspire performance and a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit Follow Marriott Hotels & Resorts on Twitter at

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