SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - The long anticipated Grand Opening of City Creek Center is drawing near and enthusiastic shoppers and nearby downtown Salt Lake City hotels are gearing up for the March festivities.

Springing up in the midst of Salt Lake City's downtown, the new shopping venue is set to open March 22, 2012 offering 80 stores and restaurants under a fully retractable glass roof and with a creek running through the property. Offering a casual atmosphere and a pedestrian-friendly environment complete with a sky bridge and green space, shoppers will find that hotels near Salt Palace Convention Center and City Creek Center are ideal for exploring the new stores and taking advantage of Grand Opening specials. Anchored by Nordstrom and Macy's, the property will maintain nearly 700,000 square feet housing nationally known merchants and a variety of restaurants. From 77 Kids by American Eagle to Yankee Candle Company, many of the stores are new to Utah. The shopping center is set to be the retail centerpiece of Salt Lake City's mixed-use downtown redevelopment project and has maintained authenticity through its name and re-creation of the south fork of City Creek, a popular waterway that once made its way through the city.

Those planning a trip into Salt Lake City for this gala event or a spring shopping extravaganza will find convenient access to this exciting new mall at the nearby Courtyard by Marriot, a stylish choice among hotels in downtown Salt Lake City. Providing guests with sophisticated accommodations designed to be both comfortable and functional, the Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown hotel puts travelers in the midst of all the fun and exciting offerings of the city's downtown, so after a full day of shopping it's easy to enjoy other local venues and activities. Whether seeking sporting events or concerts at Energy Solutions Arena or ice skating at Gallivan Plaza, this hotel's location makes it an ideal destination. Featuring an innovative new lobby, the Courtyard provides guests with plenty of space for gathering with family and friends and offers complimentary Wi-Fi and its own GoBoard technology so guests can stay abreast of the latest weather and airport conditions or catch-up on sports scores and news. This state-of-the-art lobby also includes a boarding pass station so air travelers can easily print their boarding passes and eliminate airport hassles.

About the Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown

The Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown hotel welcomes guests with gracious accommodations and friendly, attentive service. Complimentary amenities include high-speed Internet access, a sparkling indoor pool, whirlpool and well-equipped fitness center so guests can relax after a long day. The hotel also offers hearty and healthy food options with grab-n-go specialties or dine-in menus at The Bistro, a full-service business center and complimentary on-site parking for the convenience of guests.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Salt Lake City
Downtown 130 West 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 USA