CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago where Irish heritage runs deep, and stay at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile with rates starting at $179 for the holiday weekend. Guests of the Chicago hotel can experience all of the city's St. Patrick's Day festivities including dyeing the Chicago River green and the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The hotel in downtown Chicago is located approximately 1.5 miles from the start of the parade with excellent viewing areas for the parade and river dyeing between the destinations.
St. Patrick's Day is Thursday, March 17, and celebrations traditionally take place the Saturday before the holiday – this year falling on Saturday, March 12. Event details are as follows:
- Chicago River Dye
- Saturday, March 12 at 10:45 a.m.
- Best views include the east side of Michigan Avenue bridge, west side of Columbus Drive bridge, or upper and lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive
- St. Patrick's Day Parade
- Saturday, March 12 at 12 p.m.
- Starts at intersection of Balbo Avenue and Columbus Drive in Grant Park and heads north on Columbus Drive to Monroe Drive
- Viewing stand located in front of Buckingham Fountain on Congress Drive
About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Encounter a renowned Chicago hotel at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. Situated amongst world-class shopping and dining, this hotel is in walking distance of top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Theater and Museum Districts. For kids, we offer the Nickelodeon Your Stay Program – a great way to help your little travelers enjoy their stay. Revitalize body and mind in stylish Chicago hotel rooms and suites boasting flat-screen TVs, deluxe bedding and ergonomic furnishings, or unwind at the Lobby Bar, a friendly urban oasis. With 90,000 square feet of versatile event space, this Chicago conference hotel creates a distinguished setting for lucrative business engagements, cherished social gatherings and elegant wedding receptions. Depart from the ordinary and discover a Windy City Chicago, IL, hotel destination providing incomparable service and unprecedented style at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-228-9290, or visit http://www.marriott.com/chidt.
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