Marriott Hotels’ Summer Packages Up and Down the Northeast Coast Include Everything From Cows and Baseball, to the Statue of Liberty and Amateur Photography

NEW YORK, July 11 /PRNewswire/ — Now through Labor Day weekend, many Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) hotels throughout the northeastern United States are offering an array of summer packages for couples and families alike.

Starting in Boston, Mass., 110 life-sized painted cows are on display throughout the city as part of “CowParade,” an event which has been held in several cities worldwide.

Guests who book the Cow Parade Package at the Boston Marriott Copley Place will enjoy king or double-bed accommodations, breakfast for up to four people, an official cow viewing map, and special “cow” amenities, including a toy and chocolate. Rates range from $229-$399, plus tax, per room, per night, for specific dates throughout the summer. Please go to to check availability.

The summer is in full swing, but diehard baseball fans can book now to enjoy Boston Marriott Copley Place’s Labor Day Sox Package, which requires a two-night minimum stay over Labor Day weekend. Guests receive two tickets to a Boston Red Sox game at legendary Fenway Park and breakfast for two in the hotel’s Gourmeli’s restaurant. This package is available at the rate of $283.01 plus tax, per room, per night, for a minimum 2-night stay.

Escape to Lower Manhattan for either a Summer Escape Parking Package or a Downtown Explorer Package at the New York Marriott Financial Center hotel. Explore this vibrant neighborhood at the tip of the island of Manhattan, just steps away from cool summer breezes off of Battery Park and New York Harbor.

The Summer Escape Parking Package includes deluxe accommodations for guests and indoor parking adjacent to the hotel, a big advantage for families driving in from the tri-state area. Guests will also enjoy breakfast for two at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Roy’s New York (children under the age of 12 eat free, maximum of two children). This package is available from $235 per night, per room, plus tax, and is offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through September 3, 2006.

Feeling more adventurous? The New York Marriott Financial Center also offers a Downtown Explorer Package with a selection of fun offerings to get you moving around the city. In addition to deluxe accommodations and breakfast at Roy’s New York, the hotel provides complimentary MTA one-day Fun Passes for two adults, for unlimited one-day travel on New York City subways and buses.

Two-for-one admission is also included for the Museums of Lower Manhattan, such as the National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the unique New York City Police and Fire Museums. Explore beyond the tip of Manhattan with two complimentary ferry passes to the Statue of Liberty. The Downtown Explorer Package rates are from $239 per room, per night, plus tax. The package is offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, through September 3, 2006.

“Picture Me in D.C.” is what guests are saying this summer as they book reservations at one of Marriott’s eight participating hotels under this aptly- named special package. Hotels include Marriott at Metro Center, Wardman Park Marriott, Washington Marriott, JW Marriott on Pennsylvania Avenue, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, Courtyard Washington Convention Center, and Residence Inn Washington DC/Capitol.

Guests receive hotel accommodations at one of these eight participating Washington, D.C. hotels, a one-day Metrorail pass per guest each night (maximum four passes per room), and a single-use digital camera, per stay, to snap away throughout the nation’s capital. Shutterbugs are encouraged to capture photos of great family moments during the trip and enter them in the “Picture Me in DC Amateur Photo Contest,” for an opportunity to win a 5-night vacation at a participating Marriott hotel, including round-trip airfare. Rates range from $159-$279 per room, per night, plus tax.

“Picture Me in DC” is offered Thursdays – Sundays, and select weekdays, through September 5, 2006. A Friday or Saturday night stay may be required. To book this package, please go to or call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for rate code MAJ. Please review all official contest rules for the “Picture Me in DC Amateur Photo Contest” at

Please note that all rate information provided for packages in Boston, New York City and/or Washington, D.C. is based upon availability. Some restrictions may apply. Please check all details on under each hotel’s “Hotel Specials & Packages,” or call 1-800-228-9290 for locations of hotels and further information.

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