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Celebrate Columbus Pride Festival This Weekend and Enjoy a Rooftop Picnic Today at Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Celebrate Columbus Pride Festival This Weekend and Enjoy a Rooftop Picnic Today at Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

11:10 EDT Wednesday, June 19, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival 2013 returns to Goodale Park this Friday, and Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel is the premier lodging destination for those taking part in the festivities. This convenient downtown Columbus hotel is located just a mile from Pride Fest and is offering an array of activities to kick off the weekend.

Columbus Pride Festival begins June 21 from 4 to 11 p.m. and continues June 22 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The main event is the city's annual Pride Parade, which begins at noon on June 22 on the corner of Broad and Front Streets. Other events include live entertainment, numerous food vendors, a poker run, Run for Pride 5K, a special commitment ceremony and a special film screening of "You are Not Alone."

To get the weekend started, the hotel is hosting a Day of Discovery event today, June 19. Stop by the fourth floor rooftop terrace and enjoy live RLife entertainment and tasty picnic foods provided by Latitude 41, the hotel's savory downtown Columbus dining destination. Guests can also enjoy refreshing boozy floats made with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, beer from Columbus Brewing Company and OYO vodka. Celebrating equality and the first weekend of summer has never been more fun.

About Renaissance Columbus Downtown HotelDiscover rejuvenated luxury at this accommodation in Columbus, Ohio, fresh off an impressive $16 million renovation. Unwind in one of 400 guest rooms with upscale amenities and contemporary style while enjoying stunning views of downtown. Let colorful art of local artisans guide you to the rooftop terrace for relaxation in a uniquely urban poolside oasis. Offering premier lodging near Columbus Art Museum, The Ohio State University, vibrant nightlife and more, we are made for the true urban adventurer. Tantalize your palate at Latitude 41, our succulent farm-to-table restaurant. Or, wind down with bar selections at the chic and vibrant Bar 41. For exclusive gatherings, enjoy tastefully renovated indoor and outdoor event space, providing ideal backdrops for business functions and weddings. Channel your inner adventurer and feel the energy of the state's capital at Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-228-9290 or visit www.RenaissanceColumbus.com.

SOURCE Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

For further information: Lauren Mahjoubi, Manager, Marketing & eCommerce, Marriott International, (301) 380-2820, lauren.mahjoubi@marriott.com

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