NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - Celebrating 50 years and still going strong, the New York Film Festival is set to get underway September 28 for more than two weeks of excitement. And, with free weekend parking in the city, a prominent hotel in Lower Manhattan is making it easy and affordable to take in the flicks.

From the Film Society's Convergence program to the Closing Premiere of "Flight" on the final day, this noted event brings together creators, designers, thinkers and fans for a storytelling adventure beyond compare. Offering something for everyone, the Film Festival is an event that brings to life the skillful artistry of film makers from around the world and with accommodations at the New York Marriott Downtown, an opulent downtown NYC hotel, and admission tickets in hand; the remarkable talents of this creative industry are just waiting to be celebrated. Hosted by New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center, this year's event is utilizing five NYC venues to present more films than ever for a spectacular 17-day run.

Enjoying luxurious accommodations, complimentary parking and the opportunity to witness some of the finest films in the world is sure to garner a top spot on anyone's list of things to do for a fall weekend in New York City. Valued at $55 per day, the complimentary valet parking offered in the "Weekend Parking in New York!" package will come in handy as film festival goers can easily turn parking fees into fun and relaxation. Simply noted as a money saving choice among downtown Manhattan hotel deals, film festival attendees can join in the celebrations without worrying about the expense of NYC parking. Additional information concerning the Film Festival may be found at

With package rates starting at just $224, this is one getaway opportunity that will be a bold success come rain or shine! The hotel's luxury accommodations include plush bedding ensembles, marble bathrooms and high-tech amenities, and some rooms even feature views of New York City landmarks including Wall Street, New York City Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.

Booking this money-saving package for Film Festival weekends is easy by using promotional code TRS at; or by calling 1-800-228-9290 and referencing the code.

*Rates are per room per night and valid seven days a week through 12/31/12 based on availability at the time of reservation. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms and may not be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservation required. Please visit hotel website for additional terms and conditions.

About the New York Marriott Downtown

The New York Marriott Downtown is a premier choice among Manhattan hotels, welcoming travelers with meticulous guest rooms, attentive service and easy access to many of the city's most vibrant attractions. On-site amenities include the dynamic 85 West Sports Bar and Grill, a 24-hour fitness center with special guest privileges and a well-equipped business center. The hotel also offers 12,000 square feet of conference and event space ideal for business or social gatherings.