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June 27, 2011 15:17 ET

North Canton Hotels Ready for 'One of a Kind Celebration'

Canton, OH Festivities Center Around 2011 Hall of Fame Enshrinees

NORTH CANTON, OH--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2011) - It's a "One of a Kind Celebration" and the excitement is mounting in Canton, OH as festivities are planned in celebration of the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.

Concerts, fireworks, festivals and even the 25th Annual Balloon Classic Invitational are all part of the celebration that comes in honor of the 2011 Class of Enshrinees: Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders, and Shannon Sharpe.

Activities include 18 events spanning nearly two weeks beginning July 28, 2011 and hotels in North Canton, like the Courtyard by Marriott, put attendees close to all the excitement. From fashion shows and rib burnoffs to autograph sessions and tailgate parties, there's something for everyone at this unique conglomerate of festivities. Convenient among hotels near the Football Hall of Fame, the Courtyard Canton hotel is less than a mile from Kent State University and Stark State College, where the balloon classic will draw huge crowds to witness 65 fantastic hot air balloons and stroll the dozens of food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, mobile tours and children's activities that makeup the Jackson-Belden Food Fest.

Concerts and fireworks will kick-off the festivities on July 28 and July 30 and are followed and surrounded with a steady flow of events through Sunday, Aug. 7 when the Chicago Bears clash with the St. Louis Rams in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium. Accommodations at the Courtyard will make it easy for football fans, vendors, event participants and festival goers to take in all the fun, while enjoying comfortable and relaxing amenities at one the finest hotels in Belden Village. A welcoming lobby, spacious guest rooms and exceptional service are standard at the hotel along with complimentary high-speed Internet access, luxury linens atop thick mattresses and fluffy pillows, a mini-refrigerator and coffee / tea service. In-room media includes cable/satellite service with premium movie channels and pay-per-view movie options. Guests also have access to this Belden Village hotel's sparkling indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center.

About the Courtyard Canton Hotel

The Courtyard Canton hotel is centrally located near cultural and amusement attractions including the Harry London Chocolate Factory and Westfield Shopping Mall, one of the largest shopping areas in Ohio. Just five miles from Akron-Canton Airport, the hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service upon request and on-site parking is complimentary. A healthy breakfast buffet as well as cooked to order entrées are available at the Courtyard Café and evening refreshments and light fare are offered at the Courtyard Lounge.

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