ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - Nothing causes anticipation quite like a good party -- except perhaps the grand opening of two 200-foot waterslides and a 90-foot speed slide. And when these two events coincide within the most magical city in the country, the result is one not-to-miss summer celebration at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Scheduled for July 18 to 21, the festivities will mark the official grand opening of the Orlando resort's brand-new slide towers as well as the multimillion-dollar overhaul of the entire property. Live entertainment at the Falls Pool Bar & Grill will attract visitors to the resort's stunning new waterslides -- and tempt them to brave one of the winding 200-foot slides or take the plunge on the 90-foot speed slide. But additional events on the weekend's itinerary focus the spotlight on other parts of the newly updated resort. The exclusive wine dinner, for example, will be at the resort's re-conceptualized Tuscan restaurant Siro, which features simple, seasonal fare in a bistro-style setting. Complimentary morning yoga will take place on the new function lawn, while other events like the complimentary golf clinic with Bill Madonna and the LEGOLAND® Florida character breakfast will create the right buzz throughout the weekend.

In addition to the public spaces, the Orlando resort redesigned its 14 Hall of Cities meeting rooms, renovated 110 of its guest suites to imbue them with a contemporary aesthetic and expanded the services of its onsite Starbucks, which now offers a wider selection of drinks, eats and seats. Further cementing this Orlando hotel's reputation for excellent accommodations is the newly revamped North Tower. Its 13 meeting rooms (a combined total of nearly 14,000 square feet) were all refurbished, while its 514 guestrooms were updated with new soft goods and case goods.

One of the best ways to get in on the fun at this family-friendly Orlando hotel is to take advantage of its Suntastic package. Offering a 15-percent discount off its best rate, the hotel's package also includes a $25 hotel credit for each night of a guest's stay and a Kids Eat Free program. Thanks to this Suntastic offer, the hotel's upcoming celebration and the resort's ideal location near theme parks and other attractions, the Orlando World Center Marriott is infusing every guest's visit with a little extra magic this summer.

About Orlando World Center Marriott
With 28 floors, 2,000 guestrooms and 94 meeting rooms that offer 450,000 square feet of event space, the newly renovated Orlando World Center Marriott rivals the nearby theme parks for attention-grabbing features. Its completely redesigned Falls Pool Oasis features a new slide tower with two 200-foot winding waterslides and a 90-foot speed slide, along with a children's splash park and game room. Adults are invited to recreate in their own ways, too, whether it's by hitting the greens at Hawk's Landing Golf Club's 18-hole championship course, or indulging in a treatment or two at The Spa at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Newly renovated suites with plush bedding and a contemporary décor speak to families and professionals alike, while the property's 10 restaurants/lounges suit a variety of tastes, from Italian to Japanese. Activities like volleyball, basketball, tennis and jogging are all available, as is an onsite fitness center. And, if guests still feel like visiting those theme parks, the hotel is just steps away from Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios and LEGOLAND®.

About Marriott Hotels
With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.

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Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive,
Orlando, FL 32821