NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Take in the music and vibrancy of Nashville while enjoying deluxe accommodations at the Courtyard Nashville Downtown hotel just in time for the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards.
Whether you're entering the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau's latest contest in hopes of scoring a night at the Courtyard hotel and some tickets to one of country music's biggest award events or simply in town to hear Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and George Strait perform, music-lovers will appreciate all that Music City has to offer.
The lucky winner of the 2013 CMA Awards Trip Giveaway will receive one night hotel accommodations at the Courtyard Nashville Downtown on Nov. 6, 2013, two tickets to the CMA Awards, Music City Backstage Attraction Pass and a Music City Gift Bag. Contestants wishing to enter should visit www.visitmusiccity.com by Oct. 31, 2013, for entry rules. The hotel is near Bridgestone Arena, where the annual awards show will take place. Country superstars and emcee favorites Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are set to host the show for their sixth consecutive year, ensuring it will be a night of excellent music and entertainment surrounded by legends in the music industry.
The hotel in downtown Nashville, TN, is the perfect resting spot for travelers in town wishing to experience the famous city. The hotel is right in the middle of Nashville's Arts District, the latest up-and-coming section of the city, shining a spotlight not only on music but the visual arts as well. The downtown Nashville hotel is also just a few blocks from The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, featuring exhibits about current and past country legends, the development of country music. It's also home to the historic RCA Studio B, one of the world's most successful recording studios producing more than 1,000 American hits, including nearly 200 Elvis Presley recordings.
Also just down the street from the hotel in downtown Nashville, TN, is the historic Ryman Auditorium. Built in 1892, the Ryman Auditorium quickly became a popular place for community events, political rallies and music concerts and earned the name "Carnegie Hall of the South." In 1943, George D. Hay's famous radio show the Grand Ole Opry found its home among the pews of the Ryman. Over the next 31 years, music greats such as Presley, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl and Patsy Cline would grace the stage and build the country music genre. Undergoing an $8.5 million renovation project in 1994, visitors can now tour the Ryman as it was during the 20th century and touch music history.
After touring the Ryman Auditorium, Belmont University, Vanderbilt University or having dinner while hearing some of the best musicians at the famous Bluebird Café, vacationers can return to their downtown Nashville hotel to rest and gear up for another day in the city where music thrives. Rooms are equipped with luxurious beds topped with crisp linens, custom comforters and fluffy pillows, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep. Guests will enjoy unwinding in front of 27-inch flat-screen TVs or surfing the Web using complimentary wireless Internet access. In the morning, in-room coffeemakers and spacious bathrooms make waking up and getting ready easy.
Before beginning another music-filled day, guests can indulge in a true Southern breakfast at The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. The casual eatery serves up everything from classic oatmeal with dried fruit to thick-cut french toast, eggs made to order, sausage and bacon.
About the Courtyard Nashville Downtown
The Courtyard Nashville Downtown at 170 4th Ave. North in Nashville, TN, is a century-old high-rise set in the heart of the city. The downtown Nashville hotel is within walking distance to the entertainment district of Broadway and 2nd Avenues and near landmarks including the Grand Ole Opry and Bridgestone Arena. With 181 rooms and 11 suites on 12 floors, the hotel also features six meeting rooms with 3,226 square feet of flexible space, The Bistro and state-of-the-art fitness center. For information, visit www.marriott.com/BNADT, call 1-615-256-0900 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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