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Marriott International

September 04, 2014 15:10 ET

Philadelphia City-Center Hotel Makes the Grade With Its College Visit Package

Students Learn How Easy It Is to Tour Campuses From the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2014) - For some, going back to school may involve shopping for school supplies and going to bed early. For others, it's a time to lay the groundwork for the next stage of their academic careers. These college-bound students are precisely the ones the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is striving to help with its new College Visit package. Offering luxurious accommodations, easy transportation and a location near numerous colleges and universities, the package turns the campus-tour experience into something the whole family can enjoy.

Students looking for hotels near the University of Pennsylvania and other top area universities will find themselves conveniently situated at this city-center property. Not only can they can leave their car behind with the package's complimentary valet parking (for one vehicle), they can also forego the worry of navigating the city. That's because the package includes three round-trip passes on SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), and the hotel's concierge can help visitors map out a smart plan for visiting several universities.

With an itinerary in place, guests will find themselves at liberty to enjoy the many comforts of their surroundings. As one of the most stylish hotels near Temple University in Philadelphia, the four-star property features 23 floors of chic guest rooms, a concierge level for added comfort and a fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment and an indoor pool. And since all that touring is bound to work up an appetite, visitors can indulge in the best of downtown Philadelphia restaurants, starting with the package's included breakfast for four at 13 Restaurant. The contemporary American eatery complements the hotel's other two dining options -- Starbucks and the sophisticated Circ -- while offering a savory introduction to the city's vibrant culinary scene.

In fact, considering this property is enviably situated among Philadelphia hotels near City Hall, there are plenty of incentives for students to stay an extra day or two to sightsee. From museums to zoos, the Liberty Bell to The Franklin Institute, Philly has plenty to tempt sightseers and would-be scholars alike. And for students considering making the city home for four years, doing some due diligence on the local attractions feels a lot like earning extra credit. Not only is it fun, it's worthwhile.

About the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
With four-star service, luxurious guest rooms and a location in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is a distinctive choice for leisure and business travelers alike. The 1,332 guest rooms and 76 suites combine chic style with gracious appointments (think sweeping views, high-speed Internet access and down comforters with cotton-rich linens), and the event facilities are equally impressive. The hotel's 92,000 square feet of function space offers unparalleled flexibility, while the property's easy access to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and other businesses make it especially appealing to corporate travelers. Three dining options include Starbucks, the satisfying 13 American and the ambitious Circ, while the fitness center makes it easy to work off any overindulgence. Those looking to indulge in other ways, meanwhile, will find the city's best entertainment and shopping are just steps from the hotel.

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