SOURCE: San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

San Diego Hotel

March 29, 2011 10:33 ET

Premier San Diego Conference Hotel Makes New Name for Itself

Vibrant New Coastal Experience Awaits Guests at San Diego Marriott "Marquis" & Marina

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - Sitting bold and pristine along the San Diego Bay waterfront, the all new San Diego Marriott has achieved the "Marquis" standard among Marriott hotels after undergoing an extensive $200 million renovation that allows this remarkable San Diego hotel to offer opulent resort-style accommodations and unrivaled service.

"We're excited to bring this exclusive new brand of Marriott service to San Diego and extend it to meeting planners, business travelers and vacationers from across the globe," said General Manager Ray Warren in discussing the San Diego conference hotel's new distinction.

Marriott hotels distinguished by the "Marquis" name are found only in elite locations and comprise expansive facilities with over 1,000 guest rooms, exceptional meeting and event space, multiple restaurants and impressive public areas. Among the many magnificent Marriott hotel properties, the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina is only the fourth in the United States to earn the "Marquis" stamp.

"Our focus has always been on providing an authentic San Diego experience for each and every guest," added Warren. "By introducing a Marquis hotel in this exceptional bay front location, we're sending a message to the world that San Diego is the destination planners and vacationers should consider first."

Get Exclusive Summer Family Vacation Deals and Hotel Packages
In celebrating its new coastal resort atmosphere this spring and summer, the hotel is offering a variety of exciting Escape packages perfect for vacations and weekend getaways. Vibrant downtown San Diego lends itself for any occasion: families planning exciting San Diego vacations, couples looking for romantic weekend getaways and businesses hosting world-class conferences and events.

Guests can enjoy the marina and area family attractions such as the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, San Diego's Wild Animal park and LEGOLAND California. The hotel boasts a 446-slip marina providing easy access to unlimited water sports and dock rental. The San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina is within walking distance to downtown, Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball. As one of the pristine hotels near Petco Park, baseball fans, business travelers and vacationers alike will find the hotel's location central to exciting entertainment and shopping options.

More information about the hotel's deals can be found at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/sandt.

About the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel
Serving the stylish bay area with 1,360 guest rooms and ideally located adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, this meticulous San Diego bay hotel offers 75,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 446-slip private marina, four restaurants and inspiring bay views. Guests are treated to exceptional comforts and personalized service from the moment they step into the hotel's vibrant new lobby. The hotel also features a variety of on-site restaurants including the popular Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine.

Set to open in April, the hotel's all-new pool area will feature private cabanas, fire pits, a children's play area and a poolside restaurant and bar to accent the property's resort atmosphere. When choosing this premier choice among hotels near Seaport Village, San Diego guests can experience guest accommodations that range from single guest rooms to a variety of spacious hotel suites, all featuring luxurious cotton-rich linens and designed to create an exceptional hotel experience.

About the Marriott Marquis Brand

Marriott Marquis is a brand extension of Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International's iconic business brand and flagship, inspiring your best performance during travel and helping you work, relax and recharge in your own way. There are currently four Marriott Marquis hotels -- in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and now San Diego -- with a fourth in Washington, DC, coming in 2014. Marriott continues to accommodate life on the road for discerning business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; meeting and event spaces and services that are the gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.marriott.com.

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