SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 07, 2011 14:34 ET

University of Utah Hotels Ramp Up for Back to School Events, Pac 12 Football

Families to Converge on Salt Lake City for Homecoming Festivities

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Classes are underway for the Fall 2011 semester at the University of Utah, bringing excitement to the atmosphere in and around Salt Lake City as students settle in and the onslaught of fall events begin.

Always a highlight, the upcoming Parent and Family Weekend will bring a flurry of activity to the University as parents and family members gather on campus to experience a taste of university life. This year's event is set for September 30-October 2, 2011 in conjunction with Homecoming and the Ute's first Pac-12 football game.

University of Utah hotels share in the anticipation and the Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown is no exception, offering outstanding Salt Lake City accommodations in the heart of the excitement so families can be near their students and handily participate in the full schedule of activities. From receptions in the various colleges and departments to Kingsbury Hall shows and a tailgate party prior to the big game, the weekend is filled with a variety of events so families can share in the University of Utah spirit.

As one of the finest hotels near the University of Utah, the Courtyard offers well-appointed guest rooms and hotel suites along with complimentary amenities such as free high-speed Internet access, hotel parking and a full service business center. The hotel's innovative new lobby provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is both functional and relaxing with plenty of space for gathering with family and friends or settling in to catch up on emails or work. The hotel's GoBoard technology, also located in the hotel lobby, offers guests a central location for reviewing the latest news, weather and airport conditions, and air travelers can easily print their boarding passes at the lobby's boarding pass station.

The Courtyard's new lobby design allows travelers the opportunity to enjoy hearty and healthy food options their way at The Bistro. Whether looking for something on the go or a full service menu, food at The Bistro is prepared to meet the needs of guests.

The Courtyard's Salt Lake City, Utah accommodations feature king and double guest rooms and six spacious hotel suites, all designed to provide a relaxing hotel experience while keeping up with student activities and the excitement of Homecoming. Cotton-rich linens over soft beds and fluffy pillows allow for a good night's rest, while a spacious desk with plenty of outlets is perfect for plugging in laptops, cameras and other electronic devices. All rooms also include a 27-inch flat screen TV with cable / satellite service and a coffeemaker with coffee and tea service for early morning quick starts.

About the Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown
The Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown is an impressive hotel property offering gracious accommodations just seven miles from Salt Lake City International Airport and only a few steps from nearby shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions. Its location near Salt Palace Convention Center, Energy Solutions Arena and Temple Square make it a premier choice for attending popular Salt Lake City events. On-site amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center.

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