As the first day of fall approaches on September 22, Marriott Bonvoy – an extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands and an award-winning travel program – is inspiring travelers to explore the U.S. and Canada and fall in love with travel again.
“Over the summer, travelers used their vacation days and visited beaches, parks and other outdoor attractions. As the season changes, everyone has that favorite activity that marks autumn, like apple picking or hiking to see the foliage,” said Julius Robinson, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, U.S. and Canada, Marriott International. “From cozy weekend getaways with breathtaking views to exploring urban parks in our cities, the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio offers something for every kind of traveler as we enjoy the return of cooler weather.”
Travelers can take in peak fall foliage to indulge in the season’s best flavors, festivals and events, while discovering new destinations with confidence through Marriott’s Commitment to Clean, which includes enhanced safety protocols and cleaning standards at its hotels.
Fall is an especially picturesque time of year, with leaves changing to deep reds, burnt oranges and vivid golds. Kansas City welcomes visitors to view the foliage at parks, pumpkin patches and farmers markets. Overlooking the landscape at Penn Valley Park, The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center offers spacious hotel accommodations, floor-to-ceiling windows and Club-level rooms for additional amenities.
In New England, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is centrally located on the Boston Common and close to the Public Garden, the first-ever botanical garden in America. The hotel is offering a special Painting En Plein Air package, inclusive of a private outdoor painting tutorial with Boston-based fine artist Norman Crump. Unwind at Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa, a luxury oceanfront hotel on the island of New Castle, one of New Hampshire’s oldest settlements offering spa services and suites with water views and a fireplace.
Calgary is the perfect blend of city and country, where travelers can take a dip in the Banff Upper Hot Springs, the highest operating hot spring in Canada, with incredible views of Rundle Mountain, then explore the city’s local beer scene and see architectural landmarks like Calgary Tower. After exploring, Aloft Calgary University offers spacious pet-friendly accommodations, an indoor pool, and is close to both the Rocky Mountains and downtown Calgary.
FLAVORS OF FALL
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa is celebrating 85 years with a luxurious $85,000 anniversary package, complete with private yoga sessions, spa treatments, rounds of golf, guided hikes through its namesake, Camelback Mountain and a private dinner cultivating the finest fall flavors of the desert enjoyed in the lushly landscaped Chef’s Garden.
In Canada, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort will reintroduce “WinterLURE,” which features a collection of six-person dining domes serving seasonal dishes like Maple Bourbon Pork Ribs and West Coast Seafood Chowder on the outdoor patio of LURE Restaurant & Bar.
SEASONAL FESTIVALS & EVENTS
In the Pacific Northwest, art lovers can head to Seattle for “Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience” on October 14-17, which features the region’s luminaries in glass art with epic exhibitions and demos at various locations across the city. Sheraton Grand Seattle offers an insider “Raise A Glass & Refract” package, which includes tickets to the opening party of Refract, a complimentary book with works from acclaimed glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, a credit to the hotel’s Fountain bar to try the Refract Glass cocktail which resembles a blown glass sculpture, and the opportunity to view the hotel’s extensive art collection comprised of works by local artists and Chihuly.
While pumpkin patches, apple picking and trick-or-treating are iconic fall staples, there are plenty of unique celebrations offering an ode to the season. Downtown Pittsburgh’s newly opened The Industrialist Hotel, Pittsburgh, Autograph Collection, is the perfect home base for exploring seasonal city attractions such as the annual Soergel Orchard Fall Festival, ZooBoo at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and The ScareHouse, ranked among the scariest Halloween attractions in the U.S. The hotel’s “Maker’s Menu” in The Industrialist Lounge features seasonal sips alongside DIY crafts from Pittsburgh’s “new industrialists,” so guests can try their hand at candle making and leather engraving.
FALL FOR CITIES AGAIN
The W Montréal welcomes guests with a PRÊT-À-VOYAGER package, inclusive of a unique travel guide designed to navigate the city with the hotel’s “les must,” such as W Montréal’s French Vocabulary book, a curated playlist by local DJ Donald Lauture and a Cocktail Escapade for two.
From brisk city strolls to fall fashion shows, urban destinations are enchanting in autumn. In Washington D.C., visitors can explore the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, Van Gogh Experience and hiking through Rock Creek Park – one of the country’s largest urban national parks. Washington Marriott Georgetown, steps from Rock Creek Park, offers access to the city’s finest fall attractions coupled with modern amenities and seasonal bites and sips at the hotel’s sophisticated restaurant and bar, The Visiteur.
New York City’s iconic skyline and vibrant Central Park foliage are best enjoyed at JW Marriott Essex House New York, located on Central Park South. The hotel features Art Deco-inspired décor and offers a choice of Terrace Suites, Family Connector rooms and Central Park View rooms. The hotel is close to Columbus Circle, Fifth Avenue, and a stroll away from Broadway which welcomes the return of theater productions this fall.
While Detroit has an abundance of autumn-inspired indulgences from apple picking to tasting pumpkin-flavored local brews, the recently renovated Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel is worth a trip to the city for its stylish décor and amenities and proximity to Twelve Oaks Mall, one of Detroit’s premiere shopping destinations and entertainment districts.
Explore more travel destinations, activities and experiences with fall rates at www.marriott.com.