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Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel Offers Vacationers A Holiday Treat

Holiday activities and the day spa at Walnut Creek help vacationers unwind during one of the busiest times of the year

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Guests of the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel can experience the magic of the holidays while being pampered in deluxe accommodations with special rates for the season.

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The hotel in Walnut Creek, CA, will offer rates from $139 per night through the rest of the year so guests can use their savings to buy extra gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza. While in town, visitors might want to check out:

Outdoor ice skating: Walnut Creek Broadway Plaza and the surrounding areas come alive with numerous holiday-themed activities. Families can go ice skating surrounded by California's natural beauty at the Walnut Creek Civic Park Ice Rink. Walnut Creek on Ice is an 8,000-square-foot rink open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Holiday teas: To add a touch of class to family holiday traditions, the Shadelands Ranch Museum and The Gardens at Heather Farm will host holiday teas to help families get into the holiday spirit. From now through Dec. 15, 2013, the Shadelands Ranch Museum will host Victorian Holiday Teas and the 31st annual Holiday Faire. A three-course tea luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., while hundreds of handcrafted items will be on display and for sale between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. The 18th annual Teddy Bear Tea at The Gardens at Heather Farm invites families and teddy bears to sit down for a unique dining experience. With seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, participants will enjoy a wide variety of teatime treats, story time, souvenir photos, goodies for each child, raffles and a holiday gift boutique.

Ballet and theater shows: Guests staying at one of the premier hotels near the Lesher Center for the Arts can get into the holiday spirit by attending one of its beloved ballet and theatrical shows. On tap are Contra Costa Ballet's "Story of the Nutcracker" (Nov. 29-Dec. 1); Center Repertory Company's "A Christmas Carol" (Dec. 12-22); and Fantasy Forum's "The Biggest Gift" (Dec. 19-22).

Parade of lights: Visitors staying in one of the area's most festive hotels near Walnut Creek Broadway Plaza can experience a truly magical night at Broadway Plaza's Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting on Dec. 5. Music fills the streets as people find the perfect place to watch the parade from 6-7 p.m. Santa Claus will ride through and light the tree in Broadway Plaza at the end of the parade, officially kicking off the holiday season.

Upon returning to the hotel near Lesher Center Walnut Creek, vacationers will find thoughtful amenities to make their holiday trip just right. Spa-style rooms will pamper guests with one king or two double beds topped with down comforters, cotton-rich sheets and plenty of fluffy pillows. Complimentary in-room wireless Internet access helps residents stay connected, while 25-inch plasma TVs can keep everyone entertained. Technology-forward rooms also include iPod docks and Sony radios.

Amenities unique from other hotels in Walnut Creek, CA, help visitors give the gift of relaxation to their traveling companion –or themselves. R Spa, the day spa at Walnut Creek, provides soothing treatments and services to help guests relax. Vacationers can indulge in body scrubs, body wraps, facials, foot baths, manicures and pedicures and massages or take advantage of a steam room. In addition to cardiovascular equipment and free weights, the Walnut Creek hotel offers complimentary fitness classes, five aerobic rooms, heated exercise pool, bike rental, sauna, sport court, squash and volleyball. This Renaissance also provides kid's activities such as Kids Camp, KidsWorld and a Learn-to-Swim program to help children stay healthy and active.

About the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel

The Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel at 2805 Jones Road in Walnut Creek, CA is near WaterWorld California, Golf Boundary Oaks, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Napa Valley Wine Country, Lesher Center for the Arts and downtown San Francisco. The hotel boasts 170 rooms and five suites on six floors in addition to three meeting rooms with 4,000 square feet of flexible space, a restaurant, deli, bar, state-of-the-art fitness center, R Spa and heated Olympic-sized pool. For information, visit www.marriott.com/OAKBR, call 1-925-938-8700, like the hotel on Facebook and add the hotel to a circle on Google Plus.

About Renaissance Hotels

Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique, and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working, so you should discover the world as you go. To discover more, visit www.renhotels.com.

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Media Contact: Debra Schacher, Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel, 1-949-471-8483, Debra.Schacher@marriott.com

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