(Free Press Release) -Marriott Hotels in Pune in association with the IGCC hosted the Oktoberfest 2010-

Pune, October 10, 2010: The zealous revelry of the Oktoberfest held in the city featured a special Marriott Race. The second Oktoberfest in Pune was hosted by Marriott Hotels in Pune- Courtyard by Marriott, Pune Hinjewadi, Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre and Courtyard by Marriott, City Centre in collaboration with the Indo German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC). The hospitality partners played host for the action packed and fun filled Derby weekend at the Royal Western India Turf Club, Pune.

Manish Tolani, Market Director Sales & Marketing for Marriott Hotels in Pune said, “Marriott Hotels in Pune are partnering the Oktoberfest in order to drive a friendly message out to every member of the German community of its intent to be associated closely with them. The Oktoberfest is a symbol of the prominent presence of the German fraternity in the city and showcases the rich German culture in Pune. We are glad to partner our customers at such a vibrant occasion and we thank the IGCC for providing us this excellent opportunity for hospitality. The three hotels believe that Marriott Race is perhaps the best way to add on to the festivity for the derby lovers and participating in this celebration that the German community awaits the entire year, plays an integral part of its association with the IGCC".

The Marriott Race saw the who‘s who of town making merriment and cheering on for their favorite participants. The Marriott trophy was presented to the First place winner by Mallika Chatterjee; Associate Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott, City Centre & Abhijit Chitnis; Director Sales & Marketing at Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre.

Among the many attractions were the live German band setting the mood, an exquisite sumptuous German fare and of course the liquid gold- Beer generously flowing.