KEY LARGO, FL, Mar 07, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –Racing fans sharing their enthusiasm for the upcoming Grand Prix ofMiami will find stylish and affordable Key Largo, Florida hotelsideal for staying close to the three-days of racing festivities setfor April 27-29 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hosting Race 3 of the 2012 Grand-Am Rolex Racing Sports Car Series,the speedway will be buzzing with unique opportunities and specialevents and thanks to welcoming Key Largo hotel deals like thoseoffered by the distinctive Courtyard Key Largo, fans can enjoy racingevents and a whole lot more. From meet and greets with some of the sports’ most talented driversto infield and Pit Road events, the excitement of race car traditionswill come to life for fans of all ages, with kids 12 and underadmitted free. Nearby hotel suites in Key Largo make it easy forfamily and friends to take in all three-days of racing events andenjoy other area attractions. Competition at Homestead-Miami includesDaytona Prototypes and Grand Touring classes before culminating withRace 3 of the 2012 Grand-Am over the 2.3-mile course. The Grand Prix maintains a strong tradition in Miami, marking itsbeginning in 1983 as the Grand Prix of Miami. Racing was held atBayfront Park before moving to the Homestead-Miami Speedway in 1995and becoming sanctioned by Grand-Am in 2000. Drivers known to competein the event include Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Dario Franchitti,Scot Dixon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves and PatrickDempsey. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, last year’s defendingchampions, will also be looking to defend their 2011 title. Race enthusiasts making their way to Florida for the event will findthe Courtyard to be one of the most welcoming places to stay in KeyLargo, offering a variety of spacious guest rooms and suites, allfeaturing a private balcony so guests can enjoy the sights and soundsof southern Florida. Those stay at the Courtyard not only enjoy easyaccess to the speedway but are within walking distance of local oceanattractions, including fishing charters, sunset cruises, snorkelingand deep sea fishing so it’s easy to create fun Key Largo vacationpackages that include something for everyone. About the Courtyard Key Largo Hotel The Courtyard Key Largo hotel is a travel oasis for Floridavacationers, providing gracious accommodations, relaxing amenitiesand exceptional service. From complimentary high-speed Internetaccess and well-appointed guest rooms to GoBoard technology and TheBistro located inside the hotel lobby, guests will find comfortableand functional surroundings whether traveling for business orpleasure. The hotel also features a heated outdoor pool, whirlpooland fitness center for added convenience and relaxation. Image Available: www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=1910472 Contact: Diane Lopez Email Contact SOURCE: Marriott International www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct?id=10B3E8EF6E090380 Copyright 2012 Marketwire, Inc., All rights reserved.