Nashville Airport Marriott Supports Local Soldiers Deployed to Iraq

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Helps Raise $2500 for Local Army Battalion

The Nashville Airport Marriott is joining together with seven other Marriott hotels in the Nashville area to support local soldiers deployed to Iraq. The hotels are providing a combined $2,500 contribution for commemorative service medals for each veteran.

The Army veterans serve in the 327th Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell located near Clarksville, Tennessee. The soldiers are currently expected to return home in December 2008.

A major area of focus for Marriott Business Councils around the world is to finds ways to give back to their communities. Joining with the seven other Marriott branded properties in Nashville, the Nashville Airport Marriott actively works to support the Council's Community Relations Committee in outreach activities.

The Nashville Airport Hotel's Area General Manager, Shannon Bowles, will join the president of the Marriott Business Council, Dennis Barber of the Residence Inn Nashville Airport, in presenting the check to the 327th Battalion's Rear Detachment Commander this month.

"We are extremely proud of our local soldiers and wanted to find a way to give back to those in our community that loyally serve our country," explains Bowles. "Raising the funds for these medallions is the least we could do to help recognize those who have sacrificed so much. These medallions will be presented to the soldiers of the 327th Battalion at a Grand Ball celebration when the soldiers return from their deployment."

Along with the Nashville Airport Marriott, the Marriott Business Council is comprised of the following seven hotels:

  •     Courtyard Nashville Airport
  •     Courtyard Nashville Brentwood
  •     Courtyard Nashville Downtown
  •     Renaissance Nashville Hotel
  •     Residence Inn Nashville Airport
  •     Residence Inn Nashville Brentwood
  •     SpringHill Suites Nashville Airport

Committed to the local community, the Marriott Nashville, Tennessee airport hotel will host a celebration for the 327th Battalion's return to Nashville with the Marriott Business Council.

About Nashville Airport Marriott
The Marriott Nashville Airport Hotel near the Nashville Airport (BNA) offers comfort and convenience for business and leisure travelers alike. Reflecting the city's unique charm, this Nashville, Tennessee hotel features 380 upscale guest rooms and 12 spacious suites. Discover upgraded Nashville accommodations, including a fitness center and indoor/outdoor pool, along with the delectable 2 Rivers Grille, which features eclectic southern cuisine. The hotel has over 25,000 square feet of event space conveniently located on one level including an elegant ballroom that seats up to 900, ideal for conventions, business meetings, social events and wedding receptions. This hotel near Opryland is just minutes away from the Country Music Hall of Fame. For more information or to make a reservation, call 615-889-9300 or visit http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnatn.

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