NIAGARA FALLS, ON--(Marketwired - Dec 26, 2014) - People already flock to Niagara Falls for romantic honeymoons and exciting family vacations. But with New Year's Eve around the corner, this landmark destination offers one more reason to behold the falls. Christmas lights, fireworks and concerts create a buzz that rivals that of bigger cities. And two luxury hotels overlooking Niagara Falls -- the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa and Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway on the Falls -- make sure their guests drink in every drop of the excitement.

Of course, travellers don't have to take the hotels' word for it. Food & Wine recently named the destination as one of the top 24 places to ring in 2015, and not just because the falls are lovely amid snow and ice. Visitors are treated to two dazzling fireworks displays -- once at 9 p.m. to kick off the Keith Urban concert at Queen Victoria Park, and again at midnight to welcome the New Year.

The concert also includes performances by Nick Jonas and the Canadian artist, Lights, while the Winter Festival of Lights provides a twinkling backdrop. (Millions of holiday lights bedeck Queen Victoria Park, Dufferin Islands and the Niagara Parkway.) Rounding out the visually breathtaking evening is the Falls Illumination, a year-round feature in which the falls are lit up in all the colors of the rainbow at dusk.

Out-of-town celebrants can enjoy a front-row seat to all the action at both of these 5-star hotels in Niagara Falls. Each property sits immediately next to the falls, and their guest rooms, meeting space and restaurants take full advantage of that location with dramatic views. Well-appointed guest rooms promise a good night's rest on plush bedding, while indoor swimming pools, fitness centers and, at the Fallsview Hotel, an on-site spa offer plenty of ways to unwind. Both hotels are also situated near year-round attractions like Niagara Falls' casinos, the butterfly conservatory and, a little farther afield, vineyards, all of which affords plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and entertainment.

No matter which luxury hotel in Niagara Falls travellers choose, they can look forward to a New Year's Eve that's as dramatic, remarkable and unforgettable as the falls themselves.

About the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
Situated on the shores of the falls, the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa combines luxury with location in exciting ways. The 10,000 square feet of event space features impressive vistas of the falls that inspire meetings, weddings and events. The 432 guest rooms and suites embrace breathtaking views amid luxurious surroundings that include new bedding, high-speed Internet access and the occasional in-room whirlpool. And visitors are treated to exceptional dining at four restaurants, including an onsite Starbucks and Terrapin Grille Fallsview Restaurant, where regional harvests inform the changing menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other amenities include the full-service Serenity Spa By The Falls, fitness centre and more.

About the Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway on the Falls
At the world-renowned Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway on the Falls, the famous falls are literally at guests' feet. Just 200 yards from the water, this luxury hotel offers a memorable experience whether visitors arrive with the kids or while on a romantic weekend away. Guest rooms and suites at this five-star property offer views either of the city or falls, and are outfitted with comfortable, luxurious bedding; coffee/tea service; high-speed Internet; a 37-inch LCD TV; and individual climate control. Additional options include family suites, two-story lofts and presidential suites. Directly across from the Scotiabank Convention Center and steps from the Fallsview Casino, this AAA Four Diamond hotel is a convenient choice for whatever brings one to the area. Those in town for business or to celebrate a milestone can host meetings and functions in the hotel's more than 40,000 square feet of flexible event space. For good food and falls views, the Fallsview Milestones Grill & Bar offers a globally inspired menu. Coffee and cocktails can be found at either Starbucks or the Great Room Lounge & Bar. Additionally, this green-certified hotel offers affordable vacation packages that focus on food and wine, waterpark fun, Vegas-inspired shows and casino games and relaxing extended stays.

Contact Information:

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
6740 Fallsview Blvd.
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3W6 Canada

Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway on the Falls
6755 Fallsview Blvd.
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3W7 Canada