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Local Hotels Thank Their Best Guests With a Gala Event

When you book 2,000 or more nights in one year with the hotels of the Marriott Hotel Group in Austria, your 'Thank You' is an invitation to the generous Club 2000 Gala, now in its 9th year. Click here for high-resolution version

VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2013) - Many hotels offer special programs for their most loyal guests, from bonus points to free stays. But when you book 2,000 or more nights in one year with the hotels of the Marriott Hotel Group in Austria, your "Thank You" is an invitation to the generous Club 2000 Gala, co-hosted by the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel and the Vienna Marriott Hotel.

Held on 24 January 2013 and now in its 9th year, the Club 2000 Gala welcomed over 170 guests to the Vienna Marriott Hotel for an evening of awards, food, drink, and live music all night long. These event and travel planners played a large part in the Marriott Hotel Group's successes, and were rewarded in kind in a spectacularly outfitted Vienna ballroom.

Each year the Gala features a different theme, and for 2013 it was "Carnival in Venice." The downtown Vienna hotel was wrapped in opulent decorations, and the exceptional dinner featured Italian specialties and wine from the region of Venetia. This year also featured an exclusive door prize -- an authentic Carnival mask.

The event itself was entertaining and star-studded, featuring Austrian entertainer, anchorman and actor Alfons Haider moderating the awards ceremony, Marriott Area Vice President for Central Europe Gitta Brückmann, guest speaker 2012 Olympic Hurdler Beate Schrott, and surprise guests ORF Dancing Stars Vadim Garbuzov and Kathrin Menzinger. Live music was provided by Austrian band SMASH, who kept the crown entertained until the early morning hours.

Located conveniently in Vienna's city center, the Vienna Marriott Hotel is close to St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera, as well as Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, Mozarthaus, Spanish Riding School, the Vienna Zoo, Prater & Giant Ferris Wheel, and the Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History). With so much nearby, it's no surprise that so many guests have chosen to book over 2,000 nights at this Ringstrasse hotel.

Both downtown Vienna hotels boast indoor pools, popular restaurants, on-site fitness centers, and spacious Vienna hotel rooms with luxurious bedding to make both business and leisure stays a pleasure. Planners looking to get started on their 2,000 nights in 2013 can book reservations at these exceptional properties by visiting their websites or calling the properties directly.

About the Vienna Marriott Hotel

Located at the heart of Vienna's City Center, the Vienna Marriott Hotel offers guests value, convenience, and memorable stays in each of its well-appointed guest rooms. Featuring the Parkring Restaurant, Garten Café, and popular Vienna sports bar Champions, the downtown hotel offers palate pleasers to suit every taste. With a 24-hour fitness center and 11 meeting rooms with a combined 12,508 sq. ft. of meeting space, the Vienna Marriott is a wise choice for business or pleasure.

About the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Once a military riding school in 1850, the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel's neo-classical design and historic setting provides guests with an unforgettable stay. With 369 comfortable guest rooms, a health club with indoor pool and sunbathing areas, and enticing restaurants with both a winter garden and a summer terrace, the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna offers something for everyone. Give your next event or meeting some historic Vienna flavor in one of our 15 meeting rooms, or explore the city from this great hotel near Belvedere Palace and the city center.