SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 03, 2012 09:00 ET

LEGO® Enthusiasts Build a Better Stay at Fairfield Inn

Harrisonburg Property Hosts the Virginia FIRST LEGO® League Competition

HARRISONBURG, VA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - For decades, LEGO® building blocks have captured the imaginations of kids of every age. From simple towers to elaborate scale models, those colorful little bricks have inspired creativity -- and on December 8-9, 2012, they'll help showcase problem solving through engineering, at the Virginia FIRST LEGO® League Competition. The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Harrisonburg, Virginia is proud to host competitors of this exciting event.

Combining a hands-on interactive robotics program with a sports-like atmosphere, FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) is a result of an exciting alliance between FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the LEGO® Company. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL students solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and learn to make positive contributions to society.

Each September, a new challenge is unveiled to FLL teams across the world. Over the ensuing 8 weeks, the teams strategize, design, build, program, test and refine a fully autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS™ technology. 2012 marks the third year that the Fairfield Inn will be hosting competitors for the Central Virginia Regional Tournament in Harrisonburg. For more information on FLL, visit

Located just two miles from James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Harrisonburg makes travel simple and easy for business and leisure guests. This Harrisonburg hotel is minutes from Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Blue Ridge Mountains, Skyline Drive, Luray and Shenandoah Caverns, Eastern Mennonite University and historic Civil War battle sites. This James Madison University hotel's spacious suites also feature separate living areas and free high-speed Internet. A proud partner of JMU Athletics, the hotel is located minutes from Forbes Center and Bridgeforth Stadium.

After a great night's rest on this Harrisonburg hotel's luxurious bedding, guests can enjoy a complimentary hot continental breakfast and a workout in the Fairfield Inn's exercise room or enjoy complimentary access to Gold's Gym. Guests are also invited to unwind after a long day in the property's indoor pool, pick up a snack anytime at the 24-hour market and take care of last-minute business at the convenient Fairfield Inn business center.

About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
With easy access to I-81 and Route 33, the Fairfield Inn's convenient Harrisonburg lodging is a great midway point when traveling through the Shenandoah Valley. Guests can take advantage of Harrisonburg hotel deals to create a memorable trip with recreation, shopping, business and many more attractions. Whether planning a quick stay or a hosted event, the flexible property offers 70 guest rooms and 30 spacious suites on four floors.

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