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Marriott International

April 21, 2014 09:00 ET

Hotels Near Saratoga Springs Are off to the Races This Summer

Guests of the Albany Marriott Wager and Watch the 151st Season of Racing at the Saratoga Race Course

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2014) - In Saratoga Springs, summer doesn't translate to vacations, swimming or ice cream with nearly the same intensity of emotion as it does to horseracing. After all, this New York destination may be named for its mineral baths, but it's known for its legacy of thoroughbred racing. And with its 151st anniversary fast approaching this July, there's never been a better time for racing enthusiasts and amateurs alike to book a room at the Albany Marriott and place a bet on a lucky set of hooves.

The 2014 racing season begins July 18 this year and lasts until September 1. This gives travelers just 40 days to take in the legacy of the 350-acre racetrack, mill among the crowds and pick out their favorite horses (or at least their favorite horse names). The most popular event throughout the Saratoga meet is undoubtedly the Travers Stakes, taking place on Saturday, August 23rd. The Travers Stakes is a mile and a quarter "Mid-Summer Derby," and often features winners of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. In order to make the most of the visit, only one property among nearby Albany hotels will do: the Albany Marriott.

While other hotels in Saratoga Springs, NY might only offer easy access to the racetrack, the Albany Marriott combines a convenient location just 20 minutes from the racetrack with a range of practical and indulgent amenities. Its complimentary airport shuttle service and on-site parking, for example, make the traveling part of one's journey a breeze, no matter how one chooses to arrive. The fully equipped fitness center, indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool, however, promise plenty of fun ways to stay active. And the two restaurants combine the best of satisfying, contemporary American fare at The Market with stylishly modern drinks and lunch/dinner options at Chats Lounge.

Located among Albany hotels in Tech Valley, this expansive property is ideal for business guests in town for companies like General Electric, Verizon and Bank of America. But leisure visitors will also find an exciting array of shopping and dining options nearby, as well as enthralling museums like the Albany Institute of History & Art.

As the most compelling option among Saratoga Springs, NY hotels, the Albany Marriott positions its guests to explore both the surrounding area and the oldest racetrack in America. And that means that no matter how people do at the races, they can always look forward to a first-place experience at the hotel.

About the Albany Marriott
Just as Albany is New York's capital, the Albany Marriott reigns among other local hotels for its extensive amenities and superior service. Guests of this conveniently located hotel will look forward to relaxing in guest rooms outfitted with plush bedding, cable/satellite television, high-speed Internet access and spacious bathrooms. Two Concierge Levels and one Executive Level are also available for enhanced comfort. While the hotel offers more than 16,000 square feet of versatile event space, visitors will look forward to downtime, thanks to the two pools, state-of-the-art fitness center and two restaurants. And when it's time to explore the state capital, guests will find themselves ideally positioned near shopping, dining, museums and a variety of businesses and leisure destinations. Staying at the best, after all, has its advantages.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. 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 www.MarriottHotels.com.

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