Courtyard Marriott hosts holiday toy drive for Salvation Army children

When the leadership team of the Courtyard by  Marriott at Aventura Mall  hosts a party—they host a PARTY!

They partnered with the Aventura Marketing Council (AMC) , the community’s premier not-for-profit business organization and brought in  Ran Oz of CooLAM Productions to provide extra-special entertainment.  The Bistro at the Courtyard  created an amazing breakfast complete with healthy  egg white frittatas, spinach and apple salad, yogurt parfaits and a delicious assortment of breads, sweets  and  fruits...and of course, topped off with their Starbucks Coffee.


Eight year-old Brandon Goldberg, with a smile and personality as big as the all-outdoors,  played a magnificent Steinway piano throughout the morning, entertaining the guests with pop, rock, blues and holiday music...and he played everything from memory.

Working closely with the Aventura Police Department, over 100 AMC members came bearing gifts for the children of the Salvation Army, as did hotel guests.    Hotel General Manager Jose Batista said, “It’s our honor and pleasure each year to host this special event that benefits children in need, and we are already thinking about what we’re going to do next year!” Sales Director Nayed Sarcos added, “Our entire team looks forward to this event each and every’s definitely a ‘win-win’ for everyone!”

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