Downtown San Antonio Hotel Encourages Travelers to Kick Off Holiday Season at River Parade

SOURCE: Marriott

Create a Family Vacation or Long Weekend Getaway in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – September 28, 2010) –  Anyone looking for some fun San Antonio holiday vacation events will find the 2010 Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony a great way to create a fun-filled vacation or weekend getaway while sharing in the magic of the holiday season along the San Antonio River and its romantic River Walk.

With the flip of a switch at 7 p.m. on Friday following Thanksgiving, San Antonio’s River Walk will be illuminated with a canopy of approximately 122,000 twinkling lights as the Ford Holiday Parade gets underway as part of the official kick-off to the Paseo Del Rio Holiday Festivities. From downtown hotel suites, San Antonio visitors will have easy access to the spectacular one-hour parade which will feature illuminated floats, bands and lavish costumes.

Guests at the Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square hotel will not only enjoy a convenient location to the River Walk for the parade and lighting ceremony, but will have easy access to The Alamo, Downtown Market Square and other popular attractions while staying at this downtown San Antonio, Texas hotel near Sea World. In addition to free on-site parking, the hotel offers guests spacious studios and suites that combine comfort and functionality for families or extended-stay travelers.

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Holiday travelers will find well appointed hotel accommodations at the Residence Inn to include cable/satellite service and premium movie channels for optimum television viewing, complimentary high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi access along with coffee/tea service and instant hot water. Busy travelers will especially enjoy the hotel’s grocery shopping service and the fully equipped kitchen found in hotel suites. For recreation, guests will find a sparkling outdoor pool, relaxing whirlpool, on-site fitness center, children’s playground and SportsCourt for basketball, tennis and volleyball.

About the Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square

The Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square is a distinctive hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas near Sea World offering guests a warm and friendly home-like atmosphere and a convenient location to many of San Antonio’s favorite attractions and corporate offices. Business travelers will enjoy access to a 24/7 business center and appreciate the hotel’s “The Meeting Place,” a stand-alone meeting space which provides meeting space for up to 100 persons located on the hotel property.