RENAISSANCE CLEVELAND HOTEL WELCOMES THE STARS OF “A CHRISTMAS STORY” TO HELP CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE

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RENAISSANCE CLEVELAND HOTEL WELCOMES THE STARS OF

“A CHRISTMAS STORY” TO HELP CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF

A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE

 

Official Hotel of A Christmas Story House Offers Two Special Packages for Fans

 

CLEVELAND – Oct. 2, 2006 – To help celebrate the grand opening of A Christmas Story House, the home used in the 1983 film “A Christmas Story” that has been renovated to its original movie appearance, the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is offering two special packages for guests and a very special meet and greet with stars of the holiday classic. Actors from the film, including those who portrayed Randy, Flick, Scut Farkus, Grover Dill and Miss Shields, will be at the hotel Saturday, Nov. 25, from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

In addition to the opportunity to meet the stars of the film, fans and Cleveland visitors can take advantage of two special hotel packages.

 

The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel’s A Christmas Story Extravaganza Package will be available for the opening weekend, Friday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 26. Amenities will include:

  • Deluxe room accommodations (one or two beds)
  • Complimentary parking in the hotel garage                        
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet for two in the Brasserie Restaurant 
  • “A Christmas Story” gift bag including a T-shirt, Lifebuoy Soap, decoder pin, Ovaltine and more
  • Transportation for two to A Christmas Story House courtesy of Lolly The Trolley
  • Two tickets to A Christmas Story House and museum
  • Two tickets to a special presentation of the film “A Christmas Story” in the hotel ballroom 
  • Opportunity to meet with original cast members from the film

 

The hotel’s A Christmas Story House Weekend Package will be available Thursdays through Sundays from Nov. 29 through Jan. 28, 2007. Amenities will include:

  • Deluxe room accommodations (one or two beds)
  • Complimentary parking in the hotel garage                        
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet for two in the Brasserie Restaurant 
  • “A Christmas Story” gift bag including a T-shirt, Lifebuoy Soap, decoder pin, Ovaltine and more
  • Directions to A Christmas Story House
  • Two tickets to A Christmas Story House and museum
  • In-room showing of the film “A Christmas Story”

 

 

Coincidentally, the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is the same hotel that cast and crew members stayed in during filming in 1983. At that point, the establishment was called Stouffer’s Inn on the Square; however its location, directly across from the Higbee’s department store that was featured in the film, is special to the history of the film in this area and is one of the reasons that it has been named the official hotel of A Christmas Story House.

“We are thrilled to be the official hotel of A Christmas Story House,” said John Zangas, director of sales and marketing of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. “The film has a special place in the history of Cleveland and our building, and we are very happy to bring these offers to fans of the film.”

 

The grand opening Extravaganza Package will cost $169 plus tax, and the Weekend Package will cost $155 plus tax. Those interested in either package should contact the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel at 216-696-5600 or toll-free at 1-800-468-3571 or visit www.renaissancecleveland.com and click on the “Hotel Specials and Packages” link.

 

Once it opens on Nov. 25, A Christmas Story House will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. After Jan. 16, 2007, the house will be open Thursdays through Sunday. Admission to A Christmas Story House is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Group discounts are available. The price of admission includes a guided tour of the house and yard and admittance into the accompanying museum.

 

A Christmas Story House is located just five minutes from downtown Cleveland at 3159 W. 11th Street in the Tremont neighborhood. For more information or for directions, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919.

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