Crazy Contraptions and Rates at Renaissance Hotel Long Beach Descend During Red Bull Flugtag Event

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Merging creativity and daring, Red Bull Flugtag brings flying machines to Long Beach area, and to celebrate this unique event, Renaissance Long Beach offers a low advanced rate for weekend.

The Red Bull Flugtag has come back to American shores for more airborne fun. The event, which invites inventors with a penchant for adrenaline to design unorthodox flying machines, takes place on August 21, 2010. Bringing thousands of spectators to Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, Flugtag is an experience not to be missed, and Renaissance Hotel Long Beach, CA, offers nearby affordable accommodations. If attendees book their rooms now, they can receive a special advance purchase leisure rate of only $99 per night, which offers an incredible value for a downtown Long Beach hotel.

Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, started in Vienna, Austria almost twenty years ago; however, little flying actually takes place during the competition, since participants are judged on showmanship, design creativity, and flight distance. Designs in the past have included flying tacos, Snoopy and Winnebagos with wings, all of which are pushed off a 30-foot high platform and eventually crash into the water. The Long Beach Flugtag event promises many new, outlandish flying machines sure to please the crowd. For more information visit

With a special advance purchase rate during the event weekend, the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel offers comfortable rooms at an enticing price. Attendees to the Long Beach Flugtag on August 21 are encouraged to book their rooms early as the special $99 per night rate is only available for a limited time. Located only a few blocks from Rainbow Harbor, the Renaissance Long Beach hotel is the perfect place to stay for Flugtag attendees and participants.

About the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

Conveniently located in downtown Long Beach, the Renaissance Long Beach places guests within one mile of Long Beach Convention Center, the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and California State University. A heated outdoor pool presents the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the famous California sunshine. Two on-site restaurants include a casual Italian eatery and a traditional steakhouse. A sophisticated wine bar displays enough distinct labels to please even the most discerning sommelier. The hotel also offers a Starbucks – providing guests with that much-needed caffeine boost throughout the day. 374 guestrooms include plush bedding and wireless Internet access. A club level with private lounge offers the convenience of a complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. This Long Beach hotel has also earned the ENERGY STAR® label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) For more information, visit the website:

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