Marriott reflags Radisson Visalia

Marriott has announced that the Radisson Hotel Visalia has been officially
re-branded as the Visalia Marriott.The 195-room hotel recently completed
an $8.5 million renovation of all public spaces, meeting rooms, and guest
rooms and is located at 300 South Court Street—across from the Kaweah
Delta Regional Medical Center. The property is co-owned by Presidian of San
Antonio, Texas and NDC of New York, and is managed by Presidian.
  “We are very excited to bring the first full service Marriott hotel to
the Visalia area,” said Joe Kuhn, general manager, Visalia Marriott. “We
believe that the joint operation of the hotel with the Visalia Convention
Center will bring about a great revitalization and cause business to thrive
in this area.”
  Ideally situated two blocks from Visalia’s historic entertainment
district, the hotel is only minutes away from a wide variety of
restaurants, boutique shopping, and entertainment options, including the
historic Fox Theater. Guests of the hotel will enjoy easy access to some of
California’s most famous attractions, notably the Giant Sequoias of Sequoia
National Park, which is less than 30 miles away, as well as Kings Canyon
National Park. In addition, the hotel is located nearby the International
Agricultural Center, which hosts the largest agricultural show of its kind
worldwide every February.
  Renovated guest rooms will feature Marriott’s Revive(R) bedding, with
plusher mattresses, softer sheets, more pillows, and a new, fresh, white
look. Replacing the traditional hotel bedspread is a down comforter nestled
inside a sheeted duvet, which will be freshly laundered for each new guest.
Mattresses are thicker and more comfortable with the addition of a two- to
four-inch mattress topper, and the 300-thread-count, cotton-rich, white top
and fitted bottom sheets are among the finest and softest sheets of any
global hotel chain. The stylized bedding is accented with euro shams, a
decorative bed scarf and a bolster.
  In-room amenities include a two-line telephone with data port and voice
mail, both wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, cable television
with pay-per-view movies, coffee and tea service, hair dryer, and iron with
ironing board. Recreational amenities include a heated year-round swimming
pool and an on-property fitness center. The hotel also offers complimentary
parking to all its guests.
  Ideal for business and social occasions, the hotel, in conjunction with
the Visalia Convention Center, offers almost 114,000 square feet of
flexible meeting space. The 31,675-square-foot Exhibit Hall is the largest
of the facility’s meeting rooms and all feature wired and wireless
high-speed Internet access. There is also a business center on property.
  For dining and entertainment, the hotel features Zhou restaurant,
serving Pan-Pacific fresh cuisine, and Zhou’s bar and lounge offering
cocktails and specialty drinks. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of fine
dining options all within walking distance of the hotel in the historic
entertainment district.