Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Offers Major Grand Prize for Grand Prix of Baltimore

An opportunity to meet Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan and a pair of VIP passes for the races surrounding the Grand Prix of Baltimore weekend highlight a grand prize package being offered by the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, hotel officials announced today. The grand prize also includes an overnight stay at the AAA Four Diamond rated Inner Harbor hotel, dinner for two at Explorers Restaurant and exclusive access to an invitation only fundraising dinner over the race weekend. “If you love racing, this will make for a dream weekend at the Grand Prix of Baltimore,” said David Kohlasch, general manager of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. “Plus, its not every day you get a chance to meet the winner of the Indy 500 and earn behind-the-scenes access to the event, so whomever wins our grand prize will get the thrill of a lifetime.” The winner will be selected on August 16 via a random draw of people who have liked the hotel’s Facebook page. The promotion launched on July 1 and is entitled “Race to 1,000,” the hotel goal to achieve that many Facebook fans by the day of the grand prize drawing.   The VIP passes are good for the three-day Grand Prix of Baltimore and includes admission to all races with full access to the pit, paddock and grandstand areas. The winner will also receive autographed photographs of KV Racing Technology team drivers Tony Kanaan and Simona De Silvestro and exclusive access to a special driver’s autograph session.   On May 26, Kanaan won the 97th Indianapolis 500, his first win in the historic race after 11 previous attempts.   The third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT will feature the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. The Grand Prix’s races are held on a 12-turn, two-mile course through downtown Baltimore, adjacent to the famed Inner Harbor. The 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore takes place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2013.   The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore features 195 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, offering the ultimate in luxury, comfort and amenities as it continues to be one of the most revered and authentic Inner Harbor hotels in Baltimore. Guest rooms offer stunning views of the scenic waterfront and downtown skyline, and Inner Harbor attractions including National Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center.   For more information about the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, visit, or call (410) 234-0550.

Located on the Inner Harbor, overlooking the picturesque Baltimore waterfront, the 195 room Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore offers a AAA approved 4-Diamond experience. Guest amenities include 24-hour rooftop fitness center, swimming pool with panoramic views, racquetball and tennis courts, in-room movies, wireless high-speed internet access, and complimentary daily shoe shine. The hotel is home to Brightons restaurant, featuring an old world charm and contemporary American cuisine; and the Explorer Lounge which offers creative and classic cocktails and a casual option for lunch, dinner and late night dining. With 10,000 square feet of meeting space, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore also accommodates meetings and events. Offering a sweeping grand staircase and a harbor view ballroom, the hotel is ideal for weddings and other glamorous social occasions. The hotel is conveniently located on the Inner Harbor, walking distance to many of Baltimore's most well-known attractions including Camden Yards, American Visionary Art Museum, and the National Aquarium.

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