SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 17, 2013 16:19 ET

Mobile Bay Hotel Deals Cater to Every Holiday and Hobby

From Golf to the Civil War, Travelers Can Find a Package Tailor-Made for Them at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

POINT CLEAR, AL--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2013) - It's nice to feel understood. From book clubs to professional groups, this is a motivating factor for almost every means of socialization. And it's what's inspired the bevy of amenities, accolades and packages at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa. After all, understanding what their guests want is how the resort has become one of the most relevant and award-winning luxury hotels located along Alabama's Gulf Coast.

Considering The Grand's pedigree, it comes as no surprise that it can expertly cater to its guests. Its holiday traditions, for example, stretch all the way back to 1847, and while the offerings have changed with the years, the resort continues to celebrate in style. Guests can enjoy breakfast with Santa each Saturday until Christmas, admire the gingerbread rendition of the resort or call the property at 1-251-928-9201 to hear about the many other scheduled celebrations.

The resort's diversity of choice, coupled with its ability to evolve with the times, at least partly accounts for its national renown as one of the finest historic hotels in Alabama. In fact, it was named Best Historic Hotel (400+ rooms) in 2013 by the Historic Hotels of America, beating out other prestigious nominees like the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco and The Peabody in Memphis. Guests can get a first-hand look at some of the area's historic aspects with the Civil War package. Available through February 28, 2014 with nightly rates starting at $229, the package includes breakfast for two in The Dining Room, an official brochure detailing the hotel's military legacy and participation in the daily military processional and cannon-firing tribute, among other things.

History has a lighthearted legacy at The Grand as well. With Mardi Gras having been born in Mobile, The Grand continues to celebrate with family-friendly activities. In 2014, Carnival season begins January 6 with the last weeks of February enjoying most of the action before Mardi Gras Day on March 4.

Of course, history and revelry are only the beginning. The property was recently recognized by ConventionSouth readers as being among the 18 Top Golf Resorts in the South. Guests can easily find out why with the Golf for One or Golf for Two packages. Offering unlimited play with a cart and range balls, the package starts at $249 and $329, respectively, per night.

For those looking to book the best of romantic Gulf Coast getaways, a spa package may be the way to go. Unique among hotels near Fairhope, Alabama, the resort boasts a 20,000-square-foot European spa that combines elegance and relaxation in one irresistible experience. Guests can opt for a spa package or a spa-and-tennis package to receive a $125 credit toward a spa treatment, as well as lunch and other perks.

With so many options in one resort, travelers can be confident that The Grand is one property that can give them the trip of their dreams. And that's one amenity that never goes out of style.

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About the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Positioned upon 550 idyllic acres overlooking Mobile Bay, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa affords guests endless opportunities for recreation. Visitors to this AAA Four Diamond hotel can practice their swings on the two challenging golf courses that are part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Or they can embark on an outdoor adventure like fishing, sailing, biking or playing tennis on one of the 10 courts. Indoor pursuits are also available, thanks to fitness center and expansive pool complex, while guests in search of rest and relaxation can indulge in the resort's 20,000-square-foot European spa. Seven restaurants ensure that getting away, whether for a family vacation, business meeting or romantic interlude, needn't involve leaving the property. And the resort's 35,500 square feet of elegant event space is perfect for conferences, team-building, VIP reward programs, weddings and special events. Whatever brings guests to the property, everyone is bound to enjoy the comforts of the 371 guest rooms and 34 suites, which include luxurious bedding, refreshing views and technological perks like high-speed Internet and LCD HD televisions.

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