NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - Stay at the New York Marriott Downtown to enjoy dozens of free performances at River to River®, Lower Manhattan's largest free summer arts festival, featuring music, film, dance, theater, art and play elements in various public venues that canvas the beautiful backdrop of Downtown New York.

This Lower Manhattan hotel's River to River package includes deluxe room accommodations, breakfast for two, valet parking and a special River to River surprise amenity. The downtown Manhattan hotel deal is offered now through July 16, 2011, based upon availability. Rates range from $239 - $309 per night and do not include tax and gratuity.

The River to River® Festival, now celebrating its 10th year, was conceived as a way to revitalize Lower Manhattan after 9/11. Over the past nine years it has become a cultural institution, drawing over 100,000 people each summer to venues in Lower Manhattan. The festival presents a four-week program that is dedicated to artists and art groups who are native New Yorkers or whose work has been greatly inspired by the Big Apple.

The New York Marriott Downtown hotel is located at 85 West Street, just two blocks south of the World Trade Center site, where the building of the 9/11 Memorial is under way. This Battery Park Hotel boasts 490 guestrooms and is conveniently located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, near all major subway lines and within walking distance of everything to do downtown.

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Contact Information:

Kathleen Duffy
NYC Marriott Hotels
(212) 704-8906