Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The 2007 Canadian Open Chess Championship moves to the Ottawa Marriott.

The 2007 Canadian Open Chess Championship is upgrading its venue, moving from Carleton University to the Ottawa Marriott.

The Ottawa Marriott, a leading downtown hotel just blocks from Parliament Hill, was chosen because of its unsurpassed offerings in terms of tournament space, value for participants and location. In addition, the Ottawa Marriott will come onboard as a Gold Sponsor for the 2007 Canadian Open Chess Championship.

The hotel offers Canadian Open participants a fantastic rate for a downtown Ottawa premium hotel in early July -- $89 for single and double occupancy, $99 for triple occupancy and $109 for quadruple occupancy. The rates include:
  • Reduced rate for hotel parking at $10 per day

  • Access to the Marriott's top-notch health club

  • Free Starbucks beverage coupon redeemable at the in-house Starbucks

By moving to the Ottawa Marriott and downtown Ottawa, the 2007 Canadian Open will be placing itself squarely where the action is in Canada's capital, giving players many more away-from-the-board options when they aren't playing. The Sparks Street Mall and Byward Market, Ottawa's storied tourist/shopping/dining districts, are short walks away. So too is Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada and other sites of interest. The Cisco Systems Bluesfest overlaps with the 2007 Canadian Open, and the Marriott operates a shuttle to the Bluesfest venue during the day.

Hotel information can be found at:

A hotel reservation page dedicated to the Canadian Open will be online shortly. Please visit our event website at:

We are sure that 2007 Canadian Open players will love staying and playing at the Ottawa Marriott.

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