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Glen Allen Hotels

November 10, 2010 10:36 ET

Runners, Spectators and Sponsors Race to Glen Allen Hotels

'American's Friendliest' Marathon Draws Visitors to Richmond

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  Marathon enthusiasts are drawing to Virginia for one of the Richmond area's most exciting events, the SunTrust Richmond Marathon. Runners, spectators and event sponsors will find a Richmond travel guide helpful in planning their trip to what has come to be known as one of the friendliest running events in America.

Confirming what runners have known for some time, Runner's World magazine has dubbed this marathon as "America's Friendliest" as it welcomes 4,200 runners to start and finish in historic downtown Richmond on Nov. 12, 2010. Marathon participants and spectators will find a welcoming atmosphere and a host of opportunities for planning fun-filled vacations in Richmond and the surrounding area. The Richmond Marriott West hotel welcomes race enthusiasts and provides a comprehensive Richmond visitors guide that includes an interactive map, driving directions and public transportation information through its hotel website to assist travelers in planning their stay. This Kings Dominion VA hotel's website provides ample information and helpful links to popular area attractions in addition to easy access to online reservations and event planning tools.

The Richmond Marriott West provides sophisticated accommodations and convenient access to exciting attractions and many major corporate offices. Whether traveling for leisure or business, all guests have access to the hotel's heated indoor pool, whirlpool and exercise room. A jogging and fitness trail is also located nearby and winds through the scenic Innsbrook Office Park and lake areas. Guest rooms feature luxury bedding ensembles for relaxing after a full day of racing events and each room is equipped with an in-room coffee maker and tea service for a quick morning start. The spacious rooms include large desks with an ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet access, cable/satellite television service with premium movie channels and pay-per-view movies. A concierge level is also available and offers guests added amenities and access to a private lounge.

On-site, guests can enjoy continental cuisine and fresh seafood at the Bistro 64, a popular choice among Glen Allen restaurants, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel also features a Lobby Bar for light fare and an array of cocktails served up in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

About the Richmond Marriott West Hotel

The Richmond Marriott West Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of pristine Innsbrook offering guests stylish accommodations near prominent office parks, world-class shopping and fine restaurants. For business travelers, the hotel offers a variety of business equipment and services in addition to 7,114 square feet of flexible meeting space. With professional event managers and culinary experts on staff, the hotel is an inviting and perfectly prepared Richmond-area venue for elegant social events or corporate business gatherings.