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Marriott International

October 02, 2014 16:44 ET

Seasonal Fun Inspires New NYC Holiday Package at the Courtyard Stamford Downtown

Guests Delight in Parades and Shopping With This Stamford Hotel's Latest Deal

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - Summer's beach-goers may have departed with the long days and warm temperatures, but Stamford continues to bustle with activity. That's because fall brings with it one of New England's best traditions: the Thanksgiving Parade. And for travelers who want to bundle up, bring the kids and jockey for a spot on the sidewalk where they can watch the floats and bands, the Courtyard Stamford Downtown is the place to stay. Not only does its address afford easy access to the parade, but its new NYC Holiday Package complements the event for a kickoff to the season that no one will forget.

As one of the only Stamford hotels located in the downtown area, this boutique property puts guests in the middle of all the action on Sunday, November 23, 2014 when the UBS Parade Spectacular gets underway at noon. The event routinely attracts more than 100,000 spectators, who come for what is one of the largest helium-balloon parades in the country. No fewer than 18 enormous balloon characters will be on display, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Lorax and a handful of "Sesame Street" favorites. (Many of these balloons will appear again in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.) Alan Kalter from the "Late Show with David Letterman" will serve as the Master of Ceremonies as the spectacle enthralls the crowds.

Situated along the parade route, the hotel offers unparalleled convenience both on the big day and for families attending the balloon-inflating party on November 22nd from 3 to 6 p.m. And whether travelers are arriving specifically for the parade or later for a winter getaway, this Stamford, CT hotel's NYC Holiday Package lets them celebrate the season with a healthy dose of brisk temperatures and New England merriment.

Of course, no place imparts magic to the holidays quite like New York, which is why the Courtyard Stamford Downtown has capitalized on its location among hotels in Connecticut near NYC. The package includes shuttle service to and from the Stamford Train Station as well as two roundtrip train rides to New York City. After the easy, 45-minute journey, guests will find themselves gazing at the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center, admiring the holiday lights and indulging in the fantastical window displays at the world's biggest and best department stores and shops.

After checking off every name on their holiday-shopping lists, travelers can return to the Courtyard Stamford Downtown and enjoy a complimentary cocktail in front of the fireplace at the R BaR lounge. This cozy, candlelit space sets the tone for the rest of the hotel, where the refurbished lobby and acclaimed restaurant, Napa & Co, feel at once inviting and trendy. Upstairs, pillow-top mattresses banish shopping-induced weariness, while the panoramic views from terrace rooms can't fail to inspire feelings that are both merry and bright.

Available Fridays through Sundays between November 3, 2014 and January 30, 2015, the NYC Holiday Package offers rates starting at $169 - $299. To book the package, travelers may use the promotional code LPR.

About the Courtyard Stamford Downtown
Offering a chic welcome, the Courtyard Stamford Downtown combines elegance and value in one unforgettable experience. The refurbished lobby welcomes visitors with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood accents and curvaceous furniture to evoke a boutique feel, while features like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions in the guest rooms further distinguish the property from other hotels in Stamford, CT. Guests will find themselves within walking distance of the downtown area's restaurants and businesses, but few eateries can rival the on-site Napa & Co, which is one of Stamford's most acclaimed restaurants and showcases organic American fare with an exciting wine list. A fitness center and the indoor pool encourage travelers to stay active, while 877 square feet of meeting space is perfect for intimate gatherings.

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