St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 13, 2008
The weekend prior to St. Patrick's Day is sure to be buzzing with activity in and around St. Louis. Known for hosting the third largest parade in the country, St. Louis does not stop at a parade. Starting Friday, March 14, the Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel near the St. Louis arch is rolling out the green carpet in anticipation for this citywide, fun-filled lucky weekend.
The "Meet the Irish" dinner begins the weekend's festivities on Friday night starting at 6 pm. Featuring a traditional Irish meal and live entertainment, the "Meet the Irish" dinner also offers the opportunity to meet visiting Irish dignitaries and the honorary parade Marshall. The following morning starts a whirlwind of activities including the 30th annual St. Patrick's Day Run and the 39th annual parade. While the run begins at an early 9 am, the parade doesn't begin until noon, giving spectators and participants the chance to enjoy the rest of the city's celebrations.
Party at the Start, located at Aloe Plaza at the beginning of the run, will be set up with ongoing live entertainment and Irish fare from the early morning hours until 4 pm on Saturday. Irish Village also begins early Saturday morning at Kiener Plaza and features a festival-type atmosphere, complete with traditional food, Irish merchandise for sale and live music and dancing. A great opportunity for families to experience a taste of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day in St. Louis is a must-not miss event.
The Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel has already begun to prepare a warm welcome for guests coming to the city specifically for the St. Patty's celebrations. Boasting a prime downtown location, perfectly positioned near the parade route, this historic Saint Louis hotel is a great home base for weekend guests looking for a restful retreat in the heart of the city.
About Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel
Located downtown, this historic Saint Louis hotel is an architectural masterpiece just a short walk to upscale Washington Avenue, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, close to top attractions like America's Convention Center and Gateway Arch. As the premier St. Louis luxury hotel, the Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel blends lavish amenities with classic 20th Century American style. The downtown St. Louis hotel exceeds expectations in every detail from the opulent lobby to the elegant Crystal Ballroom, complete with panoramic views of the city. Serving as a modern convention property, this sophisticated hotel in St. Louis, MO also offers spacious event space, perfect for hosting sensational corporate events and social gatherings. Lavish amenities, personal service and five distinct restaurants make this hotel the perfect stage for everything from weddings and business meetings, to romantic weekend getaways. Discover a classic city favorite at Renaissance's historic hotel in St. Louis. For more information or to make a reservation, call 314-621-9600, or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stldt-renaissance-st-louis-grand-and-suites-hotel/.