OTTAWA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - For anyone who's ever loved a movie so much he wanted to be one of the characters, the arrival of the STAR WARS™ Identities exhibition is the ticket of the year. Drawing on the movies' nearly four-decade history, as well as insights from experts in fields like genetics and neuropsychology, the exhibition puts visitors in the middle of the movie to explore the characters and concepts of identity. The exhibition is produced by X3 Productions and made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd. STAR WARS™ Identities features a collection of some 200 objects from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum and guides visitors in fusing their real-life identities with fictional elements to create their own, entirely original STAR WARS™ characters.

This is the exhibition's very first appearance in Ottawa, and its last appearance in Canada before travelling abroad. Accordingly, the Ottawa Marriott Hotel is making sure its guests don't miss the opportunity to experience STAR WARS™ Identities. Conveniently located downtown and near established attractions like Parliament Hill, the Ottawa Marriott has crafted two packages related to the exhibition. The Family Package ($279 CAD) is designed for parents and kids seeking an otherworldly vacation. It includes parking, breakfast for four and two adult passes and two children's passes to the exhibition. The Couples Package ($229 CAD), meanwhile, includes parking, breakfast for two and two adult passes to the exhibition.

Just because guests are coming for STAR WARS™ Identities, however, doesn't mean they won't want to take advantage of downtown Ottawa's many other attractions. In addition to the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Rideau Canal and ByWard Market, guests should be sure to sample the area's fine dining restaurants, such as the Ottawa Marriott's Spin Kitchen & Bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Spin puts a political twist on its menu when, from 4 to 7 p.m. each day, Canada's top pundits and journalists weigh in on the most pressing current events.

Whether it's the movie, the psychology or the city itself that entices you to visit, the Ottawa Marriott Hotel's special STAR WARS™ Identities packages will be available through the exhibition's run, now through September 2, 2013. It is a flight of fancy not to miss.

Please click here for more information, and to book one of the packages. Be sure that promotional code I26 appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-800-228-9290 in the US and ask for promotional code I26. For toll-free numbers outside the US please click here.

About the Ottawa Marriott Hotel
Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the Ottawa Marriott Hotel is just steps away from Canada's Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, National Gallery of Canada and the Ottawa Convention Centre. Other top attractions include the ByWard Market, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Aviation Museum, Gatineau Park and the Changing of the Guard. With so much to see, guests will welcome the thoughtful comforts of the Ottawa Marriott Hotel's 29 floors, which include 472 rooms, eight suites and 31,000 square feet of event space, culminating in Summit, a revolving room on the 29th floor. In addition to plush Marriott Revive bedding, ample workspace and ergonomic office chairs, the hotel furnishes its guests with access to a fitness centre, indoor heated pool, recreation room and a designated play area for kids with floor hockey, Wii and other games. To keep up with all the action, guests can refuel at the hotel's Starbucks or at Spin, a bar and restaurant at the hotel that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a side dish of political spin on the day's hottest topics. Whatever guests choose to do, there's never a dull moment at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel.

Contact Information:

Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7 Canada