BRADENTON, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 18, 2011) - Put the fun and family back into Thanksgiving with a traditional gathering planned at a delightful choice among Bradenton, Florida hotels. Here traditional and not so traditional Thanksgiving buffet entrées will bring about recollections of holidays past, while providing the perfect setting for creating wonderful memories with family and friends.

Reminisce about the tradition of old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinners while setting your focus on the goodness of today and enjoy a heartwarming gathering with family and friends without the hassles of planning the menu, grocery shopping, table settings or decorations. Planning a culinary extravaganza in celebration of Thanksgiving, the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront hotel is offering a warm and festive holiday atmosphere around an exciting buffet of mouth-watering delicacies so families can experience holiday dining at its finest.

Starting with a tantalizing display of fresh domestic and imported cheeses accompanied by a sweet Tropical Fruit Salad, a variety of winter salads including a Thanksgiving Spinach Salad and Harvest Salad, plus the Endless Raw Bar with Oysters and Citrus Cocktail Shrimp, guests will find plenty to be thankful for when spending Thanksgiving at the Courtyard.

The Chef's Carving Board at this Lakewood Ranch, FL hotel's holiday buffet will be set to include Roast Beef with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream and Delectable Honey Glazed Virginia Ham. Silver Dome selections will feature a more traditional offering of Roasted Vermont Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Three Cheese Wild Mushroom Ravioli and Chicken Cacciatore. Side dishes include Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash, a winter Vegetable Medley, Sage and Sausage Stuffing and more.

Serving is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the hotel's Bistro and will continue until 2 p.m. at a cost of just $29.95* for adults and $14.95 for children 10 and under. Conveniently located among hotels and restaurants near Lakewood Ranch, FL, The Bistro suggests reservations be made by calling 941-782-1809 to ensure availability for this gracious holiday dinner.

Travelers taking advantage of savings with hotel deals at the Bradenton Courtyard will find themselves enjoying exceptional accommodations on the Manatee River near the Gulf of Mexico. As a stylish choice among Bradenton hotels with a swimming pool, the Courtyard's meticulous landscaping around its large courtyard pool and Jacuzzi, both overlooking the Manatee River, takes on a tropical theme and features plenty of chaise lounges and seating for warm, poolside relaxation.

* Gratuity and tax not included.

About the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront Hotel
The Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront Hotel welcomes travelers with upscale décor, a spacious lobby and comfortable accommodations for a relaxing hotel experience. Conveniently located adjacent to downtown Bradenton, guests have easy access to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and are just a mile from the Bradenton Convention Center. The hotel's pristine riverside location in this historic downtown district includes 6,000 square feet of event space, ideal for weddings or other elegant social affairs.

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