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Jacksonville Hotels

November 16, 2010 10:35 ET

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go to Jacksonville Florida Landing Hotels for the Bank Marathon

Marathon Participants, Fans Race to Enjoy Winning Accommodations

JACKSONVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - No matter how far or how fast they run; Marathon participants, their families and spectators will all enjoy winning accommodations for the Jacksonville Bank Marathon when staying at one of the premier Jacksonville, Florida Landing hotels. The Marathon and ½ Marathon events are set for Sunday, Dec. 19 with awards to be presented to the first three finishers in a variety of age groups for those completing the fast, yet beautifully scenic course.

Competing over a USA Track and Field certified course, participants are eligible to qualify for the 2010 and 2011 Boston Marathons at this event, and as one of the most service-oriented hotels near Jacksonville Landing, the Jacksonville Marriott is set to make sure everyone enjoys perfect accommodations in order to prepare for the race and to relax afterwards.

As participants seek accommodations for this exciting event, the Jacksonville Marriott quickly rises to the top as an easy choice among hotels near Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, offering spacious and beautifully appointed guest rooms that include large bathrooms, plush bedding ensembles, 32-inch televisions with cable/satellite service and premium movie channels, large desks, Plug-In technology and high-speed Internet access. A concierge level is also available for added comforts and amenities and all guests have access to the hotel's indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and well-equipped fitness center. For on-site dining, guests will find exquisite modern American cuisine served at the Bistro 202 which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a fine selection of cocktails and full lunch and dinner menus at the Lobby Bar. Guests can also enjoy a wide selection of popular Southside Jacksonville restaurants found nearby, including the popular Dave and Busters which is within easy walking distance of the hotel.

Marathon participants may book accommodations at the Jacksonville Marriott online at http://www.marriott.com/jaxfl or by calling 1-904-296-2222. More information regarding the Jacksonville Bank Marathon may be obtained at http://www.1stplacesports.com/jm.html.

About the Jacksonville Marriott

The Jacksonville Marriott is an exciting destination hotel whether traveling to Jacksonville for business or leisure activities. Participating in voluntary Florida Department of Environmental Protection Sustainable Initiatives, the hotel is Florida Green Lodging Certified offering travelers the opportunity to make a difference in protecting the environment while enjoying gracious hotel accommodations and unsurpassed service. Business travelers will enjoy access to the hotel's 24-hour full-service business center and with 14,000 square feet of flexible event space, dedicated event managers and professional catering services the hotel is fully equipped to host corporate meetings, business conferences and elegant social gatherings.