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Santa Barbara Courtyard Hosts 2012 Lemon Festival

Courtyard Booth and Drink Specials Celebrate Goleta Hotel's Sponsorship

GOLETA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- For the past 20 years, the Goleta Lemon Festival has been the biggest celebration in the area -- and 2012 was no exception. The 21st Annual California Lemon Festival, held October 13-14, 2012, was a rousing success, and the all-new Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta was proud to sponsor the event.

Offering wonderful food, a fantastic family atmosphere, and variety of entertainment and activities that have made this the most anticipated event in the Goleta Valley, the festival included the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show and the ever-popular 'Safety Street,' as well as pie-eating contests, and arts and crafts vendors. Over the entire weekend, over 35,000 people attended.

The Courtyard hosted a booth at the event and distributed discount coupons for 25% off Lemon Drop Martinis in the hotel's Bistro, as well as Orange and Lime colored totes. An entertaining lemon mascot walked around the event with the coupons and became the highlight of the entire event.

Located along the 101 corridor amid Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine country and within 3 miles of the prestigious campus of University of California Santa Barbara, this new Goleta hotel features the latest in technology and conveniences for business and leisure guests, combined with traditional Marriott hospitality.

With many Santa Barbara hotel deals to choose from, each of the Courtyard's spacious guest rooms combine comfort and functionality, with high-speed Internet access and flat screen TV, as well as a large desk with conveniently placed lighting and outlets and an ergonomic chair for comfort.

Home to some of the country's most beautiful beaches, Santa Barbara is known as the America Riviera. The city is also rich in Spanish history, and this beautiful hotel's exquisite décor brings that history to life. Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery with the Courtyard's ample outdoor space featuring fire pits, comfortable seating, and swimming pool. Meeting facilities at this hotel near Santa Barbara include two meeting rooms that seat up to 100 people theater-style with 1,785 total square feet, A/V services, wired and wireless high-speed internet access.

The Courtyard's facilities also include a complimentary airport shuttle, on-site fitness center, outdoor hot tub, self-service business center, valet dry cleaning, and the Market 24-hour self-serve pantry.

In addition, the state-of-the-art lobby features The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect™., offering great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening.

About the Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta

Offering state-of-the-art Goleta accommodations and located only 10 minutes from State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara and 1 mile from University of California Santa Barbara, the Courtyard features a complimentary airport shuttle, Wi-Fi Internet and parking. This exciting new property features 87 comfortable rooms and 19 spacious suites on 2 floors, plus two meeting rooms with 1,800 sq. ft. of total meeting space.

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