Ghost Walk Leads to "Hallowed" Hotel in Portsmouth

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Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center Offers Fright-Free Accommodations to Ghost Walk Visitors

As Halloween approaches, Portsmouth is preparing for the 27th Annual Olde Towne Ghostwalk, taking place on October 24, 2008. With the rest of the city, the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center is offering "hallowed" hotel rooms, perfect for guests looking for fright-free accommodations in Portsmouth during the weekend's ghostly events.

The Olde Towne Ghostwalk, based on the famous Jack-the-Ripper Walks in London, takes spectators on a guided walking tour of Olde Towne Portsmouth, a 20-square block area on the National Register of Historic Places, and past the haunted houses and mysterious creaking mansions of historic Olde Towne. At each stop, costumed actors or actresses re-tell the legends of ghostly visitations and other scary tales of infamous ghosts and haunted houses.

Experience the thrills that are sure to come during this exclusive one night only event. Taking place from 7 to 9 p.m., tickets are being sold for three time slots: 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. Groups will depart on their haunted adventure from the Trinity Church graveyard. The 45 minute tour will conclude at Middle Street Park, where hot cider will be served, surrounded by entertainment and the chance to purchase T-shirts, ghostly books, posters and more. Tickets go on sale October 1, 2008 and are only $10 per person. Children carried or in strollers are free.

After taking that spooky walk around haunted houses and ghostly graveyards, wind down and retreat to the safe and comfortable rooms within the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel in Norfolk, VA. Make it an evening to remember and fall fast asleep on beds wrapped in rich linens and custom comforters. Wake up refreshed and enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel's famed Portsmouth restaurant, Foggy Point Bar and Grill, which serves up traditional breakfast favorites throughout the morning.

Uncover the chilling history of Portsmouth from a hotel located right in the midst of Olde Towne and all of its ghostly stories and secrets.

About Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
Discover a luxurious Norfolk hotel situated in the downtown historic district of Olde Towne Portsmouth, where convenience and beauty reside at Renaissance's Portsmouth hotel. Boasting a spectacular waterfront location, this memorable Norfolk VA hotel offers stunning views from 244 inviting guest rooms and 5 lavish suites. Portsmouth accommodations are equipped with wired Internet access, while 23 meeting rooms provide wireless access. Savor the atmosphere of this Norfolk, Virginia hotel at Foggy Point Bar & Grill, presenting a selection of fresh seafood. With attractions such as MacArthur Center mall and unique downtown dining, this hotel in Portsmouth has something for everyone. Experience the charm of the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center. For more information or to make a reservation, call 757-673-3000 or visit http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/orfpt.

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