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Property Wide Renovations Almost Complete at the Hotel in Auburn, AL

OPELIKA, AL -- (Marketwired) -- May 11, 2016 -- The Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National is readying final preparations for the hotel's total renovation. The Auburn hotel is completing a multi-year comprehensive renovation, just in time for a busy summer season and the return of The PGA TOUR's Barbasol Championship.

"All 129 guest rooms and most common areas have been renovated, including guest corridors and lobbies, as well as the ballroom and meeting rooms," said Kevin Cross, general manager at the Auburn/Opelika Marriott. "Guest rooms have been completely remodeled to include 49-inch televisions and a full wall mural of golf scenes shot at the Robert Trent Jones courses at Grand National," he said. "The guest baths have been upgraded and outfitted with granite vanities and full glass shower surrounds. The exciting new design is modern and fresh for today's traveler. We look forward to all renovations complete as we prepare to welcome our Barbasol guests and others looking to enjoy Camp Soaring Summer activities."

In conjunction with the Opelika and Auburn Chambers of Commerce, formal Renovation Reveal is planned for Thursday, June 2. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. and feature food, drinks, live entertainment and tours of the newly-renovated hotel.

Renovations include a luxurious makeover of the Presidential Suite, as well as the hotel's Lakeview Room Restaurant and Fairways Lounge. The concept behind the revamping of the two dining outlets creates a more open and inviting feel, connecting the inside with the hotel's sprawling backyard. In addition, a renovation of the more than 15,000 square feet of total meeting space and guest lobby areas creates a more welcome and modern atmosphere.

"Most return guests have been very excited about the newly renovated product adding to the comfort of the surrounding grounds and recreational components of the expansive feature pool and tennis complex," Cross said. "We've been here 14 years and want to continue delivering the experience our guests deserve. This renovation does just that."

The renovation of the hotel, near the famous Auburn golf course, comes just in time for the Camp Soaring Summer program in early May. Poolside games, family dining, tennis, pickleball and golf offer plenty of fun as the Camp Soaring Summer program returns for its third year.

"Where else can families enjoy a day by the pool, see magnificent eagles from the Southeastern Raptor Center, learn to play pickleball, and end the evening with gourmet S'mores, fireside," said Cross. "Camp Soaring Summer celebrates strong Auburn/Opelika traditions and has something for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Some of the other fun events featured will be nightly live music, our signature beverage rituals, dive-in movies, and Bloody Mary/Mimosa bars. The free program starts on May 1st and runs through August 31, 2016."

About the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National

Overlooking the award-winning Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National is on par with the nation's most distinctive facilities and accommodations. Nestled on 2,000 acres of lakefront countryside, it is an exceptional golf and business retreat located in the quaint, historic town of Opelika. Among the most scenic spots in all of Auburn, the property is situated on the shores of Lake Saugahatchee, offering a peaceful and serene atmosphere with access to 54 holes of championship golf. Guests are invited to escape and indulge in spacious guest rooms with complimentary high-speed Internet access and stunning views from private balconies. Visitors love the swimming pools, fitness center and onsite dining options as well as the easy access the property provides to some of the region's best sights.

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Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National
3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail 
Opelika, Alabama 36801 USA 

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