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Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel

December 08, 2011 10:29 ET

Renaissance Baton Rouge Luxury Hotel Is the Ideal Home Away From Home for the Holidays

BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Coming off a successful grand opening at the end of October, the newly-opened Renaissance Hotel is now dressed for the holidays and ready to serve as a luxurious home away from home for visitors and locals, alike. As one of the top Baton Rouge Hotels near LSU, Renaissance's close proximity to LSU Tiger Stadium, the State Capitol, downtown Baton Rouge and other attractions makes this an ideal locale for business guests and leisure travelers visiting Baton Rouge during the holidays.

Fans heading to the BCS National Championship on Monday, January 9 in New Orleans can take advantage of hotel deals in Baton Rouge with the BCS Transportation Package, which starts at $450 double occupancy and includes roundtrip transportation for two to the game (game tickets not included). For those not heading to New Orleans for the gridiron action, Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar, the hotel's popular casual upscale restaurant, provides outstanding game-viewing where fans can raise a glass and cheer on their favorite team. The Renaissance's proximity (75 miles) to New Orleans is ideal for visitors who might be unable to find accommodations in the greater New Orleans area for the big game.

For those making New Year's Eve plans, dinner at Tallulah is an ideal way to ring in the New Year. A casual upscale restaurant, Tallulah serves notable, indigenous cuisine from around Louisiana, while featuring house-crafted menu items that interpret local flavors in fresh and unique ways. Chef Andy Papson has created an irresistible three- and four-course New Year's Eve dinner menu from which guests can select, that will help start the New Year off right. The menu includes such delicacies as Braised Osso bucco with kale and spaetzle; Pan Fried Sea Bass; Creole Mustard and Rosemary Crusted lamb chops with black eyed peas and roasted brussel sprouts; Filet Mignon with grilled asparagus and roasted garlic mash potatoes; artisan greens with spiced pecans, kiln dried cherries shaved fennel, citrus segments in a Gruyere Cheese Cup with Creole dressing; and a selection of scrumptious desserts, including Mascarpone Stuffed Fig with Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee and White Chocolate and Cranberry Bread Pudding. Dinner reservations are from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on the hour and half hour. Seating is limited in Tallulah, so reservations are strongly recommended. Call Tallulah at 225-388-5710.

Among hotels near Mall of Louisiana, the area's major regional shopping mall, and Perkins Rowe, a popular upscale lifestyle center, the Renaissance Baton Rouge is just the right place to relax after a long day of shopping. Unwind at Tallulah and enjoy an extensive selection of wines by the glass, which can serve as the perfect end to a hectic day or the start of an exciting evening.

Guests in search of luxury hotel suites in Baton Rouge during the holidays will delight in the hotel's 256 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, which include 63 luxury suites that are furnished with king or double queen beds, flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and Aveda bathroom amenities. The hotel's Concierge level offers 28 spacious guest rooms with dramatic views, access to the hotel's private Concierge lounge, plush bathrobes and slippers. Additional amenities include room service, valet parking, on-site parking, high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms, a business services center, a pool and outdoor courtyard for the south's balmy winters, and a fitness center for working off holiday stress or that extra piece of pie. The hotel's 7,500 sq. ft. ballroom and eight spacious Baton Rouge meeting rooms, which can be configured to accommodate both business and social functions, are also perfect for creating memorable holiday events.

Located 1 mile south of Interstate 10 at 7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard, the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel is the perfect, post-shopping in Baton Rouge spot, and the ideal getaway for nearby New Orleanians and others in the region who desire a special home away from home while traveling during the holidays.

For more information or to book reservations, call the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel at 225-215-7000 or book online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/btrbb-renaissance-baton-rouge-hotel/. Follow Renaissance Baton Rouge on Facebook at Renaissance Baton Rouge and on Twitter @RenaissanceBR.

Renaissance Hotels is an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection -- the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. All Renaissance 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. To make reservations and for more information visit www.renaissancehotels.com.

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