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Marriott International

May 21, 2013 15:55 ET

Stampede Rolls Into Town for Annual Event Near Calgary Accommodations

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel Offers Event Package With Breakfast & Tickets

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - The "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" is back for another year, and guests of the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel can get a front-row seat to all the rodeo action.

From July 5th through the 14th, the Calgary Stampede puts a spotlight on Western heritage and values with rodeos, chuckwagon races, live entertainment and much more. Held at the Stampede Grounds, a mere 1.2 kilometers from this Calgary hotel's accommodations, the nine-day festival has something for the entire family.

To get a great deal on a Stampede stay, this Calgary hotel is offering a special package that includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Complimentary daily breakfast for two
  • A choice of two tickets to the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races and Evening Show Extravaganza OR two tickets to the Calgary Stampede Rodeo (daytime show)

At the center of the festival is the rodeo, offering more than $2 million in prize money, but there are plenty of other events happening with equal amounts of excitement. The GMX Rangeland Derby features 36 drivers and 216 horses, while the parade covers 2.5 miles with beautiful floats, celebrities and bands; this year's Grand Marshall is Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian Astronaut to walk in space.

Music and entertainment are also a highlight of the Calgary Stampede. The TransAlta Grandstand Show features amazing talent from around the globe; this year's lineup includes the Alberta Ballet and China's Flag Circus. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks finale.

For a full list of events, information and much more, visit

To book the Calgary Stampede package at this hotel near University of Calgary, visit or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US. When making a reservation, be sure to enter/mention the promotional code THM.

About the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
Space is hard to come by in most major cities, but at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel, accommodations are the largest available in the downtown area and perfect for business travellers who like their space and families who need it. Minutes from Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and shops and restaurants along Stephen Avenue, this Calgary hotel offers amenities to suit all types of travellers. For the working guest, the business centre is open 24 hours a day, and more than 17,000 square feet of event space can host conferences, conventions, corporate galas and board meetings. Concierge-level rooms come with upgraded amenities and access to the exclusive lounge, which is a great place to get some serious work done or take a break. An onsite Starbucks® can provide a much-need morning boost. In town to relax? The Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel offers a fitness centre, indoor pool and array of restaurants including Traders Grill, featuring summer patio seating; The Exchange Lounge, serving cocktails alongside a lively atmosphere and TVs; and fine dining at Milestone's, directly accessible from the hotel. Guest rooms are comfortable and smartly designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, breathtaking city views, plush bedding, a spa-inspired bathroom, LCD HDTV and high-speed Internet access.

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