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Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River Welcomes Major League Baseball's Spring Training Fans

Scottsdale hotel's convenient location, deluxe accommodations hit home run with guests of all ages

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies can hit a home run when they purchase single-game spring training tickets – now on sale – along with deluxe accommodations at the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River.

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Baseball fanatics from all over the country who stay at the hotel near Salt River Fields will appreciate being less than 2 miles from the world-class facility with breathtaking mountain views as the backdrop for America's game. The Scottsdale hotel's thoughtful amenities and convenient services make it an ideal place to get a sound night's sleep after root, root, rooting for the "home" team.

Spring Training 2014 runs from Feb. 26 through March 29 and will see a host teams coming to town including the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals,  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. Spring training attendees who stay at one of the premier hotels in Scottsdale will be able to check out their team's newly acquired talent and then enjoy the Courtyard's newly refreshed lobby and deluxe accommodations.

The Scottsdale hotel provides a comfortable home base for sports enthusiasts with its 158 guest rooms and suites boasting thick mattresses topped with crisp linens, custom comforters and fluffy pillows. Flat-screen TVs and complimentary wireless Internet access allow guests to stay entertained as well as connected to the latest sports news. Coffeemakers, mini-refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards and room service are among other amenities and services guests will appreciate.

The hotel's new lobby features plenty of comfortable spaces to talk baseball – including media pods where guests can enjoy their favorite TV shows while charging cellphones or tablets and surfing the Internet. The hub of the welcome center's activity, The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect., keeps famished baseball fans well-fed for breakfast and dinner with offerings such as thick-cut french toast, fresh fruit, BBQ chicken flatbread, Asian chicken salad, turkey BLT, cheddar French dip, chicken ciabatta and bistro burger. Proudly serving Starbucks drinks, the casual café-style eatery transforms into a classy bar in the evening and serves a selection of craft, imported and domestic beers, wines by the glass and custom-concocted cocktails. A large communal table easily incorporates groups and families, while smaller tables create a more intimate environment.

When not spending time at the baseball fields, the hotel near Salt River Fields provides easy access to local attractions. Travelers can visit the Desert Botanical Gardens, Casino Arizona, Phoenix Zoo and Talking Stick Casino. Families will also enjoy spending the day at Octane Raceway and Butterfly Wonderland.

On-site, the Scottsdale hotel features an outdoor pool and whirlpool. Parents can relax and lounge poolside while their kids swim and play games. A state-of-the-art fitness center helps travelers keep up their exercise routines by offering cardiovascular equipment such as treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines as well as free weights.

About the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River

The Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River is a LEED-certified hotel less than two miles from Salt River Fields and close to more than 200 golf courses, Talking Stick Casino and Old Town Scottsdale. The hotel, at 5201 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250, features 153 rooms and five suites on four floors along with The Bistro restaurant and five meeting rooms with 5,314 square feet of flexible space. The first Marriott-branded hotel on U.S. Tribal Land, the Courtyard boasts artwork and cultural elements from the Salt-River Pima-Maricopa community. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and a free shuttle to area attractions on demand from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.marriott.com/PHXPI, call 1-480-745-8200, like the hotel on Facebook and add the hotel to a circle on Google Plus.

About Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand. All Courtyard by 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 reservations, go to www.courtyard.com or contact a travel professional.

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Media Contact: Melisa Gonzalez, Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River, 1-480-745-8200, melisa.gonzalez@marriott.com

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