Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Presents Hotel Package for The Franklin Intitute's Galileo Exhibit

May 16, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Philadelphia, PA (May 16, 2009) — The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Marriott's flagship hotel in Philadelphia, PA, is offering a "Galileo" hotel package that offers visitors VIP access to the unique "Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy" exhibit at the Franklin Institute (

Starting at just $169, this Philadelphia Galileo exhibit package provides an anytime front-of-the-line experience of this unique exhibit providing a showcase for Galileo's accomplishments, his discoveries, and his impact on astronomy, physics, and math. This exhibit in Philadelphia will be the very first time one of the two remaining Galileo telescopes can be seen outside of its home in Florence, Italy.

Offered through September 9, 2009, this Franklin Institute hotel package includes:

- Overnight accommodations in downtown Philadelphia.
- Two VIP tickets to the Galileo exhibit to be used at any time and on any day while the exhibit is open with front-of-the-line access.

Travelers must mention promotion code ZJ5 in order to book this downtown Philly hotel package online or call 1-800-834-6418 to book by phone and ask for promotional code ZJ5.

Package rates are per room, per night, exclusive of tax and based on availability. Blackout dates may apply. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms.

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown commands a towering presence in the heart of America's original capital. Surrounded by rich revolutionary history and culture, this Center City hotel exceeds the expectations of leisure travelers - including its close proximity to Philly's famous sites like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell located within eight blocks. A collection of Philadelphia's finest restaurants are located on-site or within walking distance of the hotel in addition to the city's best shopping and entertainment venues. This hotel in downtown Philadelphia features 1,400 rooms and suites, an on-site fitness room, the Ettore European Salon and Spa, a Starbucks coffee shop, and two restaurants: 13 and Circ. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is just one mile from the 30th Street Train Station and nine miles from Philadelphia International Airport.

For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at or all 1-800-320-5744.