NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since nothing captures the essence of summer quite like an American road trip, Millennium Hotels and Resorts presents seasonal getaways that spotlight some of the nation's most alluring attractions and events. Kicking off this active travel season, Millennium hotels from New York and Boston to Los Angeles and Anchorage are offering a "Summer FREEdom" package from June 1 to September 7, 2014 with 15 percent off Best Flexible Rates, up to $50 food and beverage credit, complimentary privileges such as Internet and breakfast for children ages five and under.
Guests seeking a trip filled with high excitement and travel deals will find the best of both worlds with summer rates starting at $99 per room per night ($169/night in gateway cities). From festivals and fireworks to live music and sports outings, Millennium Hotels and Resorts invites travelers to venture across America and explore incredible local experiences.
Find fireworks and festivals in Boston, Nashville and Anchorage
Travelers wanting to experience a Fourth of July extravaganza should head for Boston or Nashville. Taking place July 2-6, Boston's Harborfest is an award-winning festival that aims to honor the past, recognize the present, and educate the future with reenactments, concerts, historical tours and more. Overlooking Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market in the heart of downtown, the AAA Diamond-rated Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston is an ideal choice for its central location to more than 200 Harborfest events daily. Be sure to catch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular which lights up the sky on July 4th along the Charles River.
Named one of the "Best Fourth of July Fireworks Shows" in 2013 by Yahoo! Travel, Nashville's July 4th celebration is sure to be a bright spot this summer. After a day of live music, family fun and a dazzling fireworks display, kick back at the music-themed Millennium Maxwell House Nashville. A short drive from the heart of Nashville, the hotel offers a distinctive Southern vibe with accommodations overlooking the city and Tennessee Hills.
There is no better way to kick off the season than to attend a celebration dedicated to basking in the sunshine. Anchorage sees 22 hours of pure daylight on June 21 and the city makes the most of all that sun by holding a Downtown Summer Solstice Festival. Events like The Hero Games, a friendly competition between Alaska's first responders charging through obstacle courses, or The Children's Rainbow Factory, featuring puppet shows, a kayak pool, and giant sandbox, are just a few of the events attendees can partake in. Once the sun finally sets, tranquility awaits at Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage. Set on Lake Spenard, just five minutes from the airport, this charming Alaskan hotel has its very own floatplane dock, which presents visitors with a new adventure when the sun comes up again.
Make music (and memories) in Chicago, Boulder and New York
Chicago, Boulder and New York are like music to a traveler's ears this summer, each offering a unique celebration of sounds, performances and genres. Chicago's Lollapalooza, an annual three-day music festival happening August 1-3 at Grant Park, is one of the biggest musical shows of the summer. After watching performances by this year's headliners, including Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys, visitors can find some quiet time nearby at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago. Located at the gateway to the famed Magnificent Mile, this historic hotel is the perfect place to unwind with its stylish Chicago accommodations and renowned Martini Bar.
Those looking for an outdoor concert featuring a mix of oldies, alternatives and everything in between should visit Boulder for its Bands on the Bricks series. A favorite summer tradition, these free music events occur weekly on Wednesdays from June 11-August 13. The shows take place on the bricks of the legendary Pearl Street Mall, located two miles from Millennium Harvest House Boulder, which recently completed a refresh throughout its Superior and Deluxe guest rooms and suites.
If there is one place that music lovers must visit at least once in their lifetime, it's Broadway! The bright lights and hip sounds of New York City are sure to delight. Twilight outdoor concerts... rain or shine. Enjoy the best of the best and retreat to Millennium Broadway Hotel New York, in the heart of Times Square.
Take us out to the ball game in Minneapolis and Los Angeles
Fans of America's favorite sport will want to find their way to Minneapolis this July 15 when the city will host Major League Baseball's 85th All-Star Game for the first time since 1985. Get close to five days of games and celebrations and stay at the stylish Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, located just one mile from Target Field, and a short walk home once the ninth inning wraps and the lights go dim.
Los Angeles is well known for its many draws but, as one of only a few cities with two major baseball teams, sports fans descend on the city in the summer to catch a Los Angeles Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium or the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Situated right in the center of downtown Los Angeles, fans can stay at the legendary Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles which offers not only a convenient location but also one of the best bars in the area.
With key locations across the nation and a variety of cities to choose from, travelers can identify their ideal destination to enjoy an affordable, exciting summer getaway. The summer deal is also available at Millennium hotels in Buffalo, Cincinnati and Durham.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts North America
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C), listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1996, is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates a worldwide portfolio of over 100 hotels across seven distinct global brands – Grand Millennium, Millennium, Grand Copthorne, Copthorne, M Hotel, Studio M and Kingsgate – throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and North America.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) was established as a global brand by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc to provide a common marketing and operating platform across its entire portfolio. Founded on the philosophy of genuine hospitality, this dynamic hospitality group has an outstanding reputation for excellence, taking pride in exceeding the needs of its business and leisure travelers. The strategic locality of its properties in gateway cities such as London, Paris, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok makes MHR the perfect address to conduct your business or indulge yourself while on holiday.
Established in the United States in 2000, the North American arm of MHR includes a portfolio 13 hotels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Anchorage, Boulder, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Durham, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Scottsdale. www.millenniumhotels.com
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