Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
One of the best hotels near Berkeley, California, just got a little better thanks to a new renovation.
The Courtyard Oakland Emeryville Hotel, featuring 296 spacious rooms, has completed a major renovation of its lobby and on-site amenities. As one of the most convenient hotels in Emeryville, California, the Courtyard now features the brand’s new Refreshing Business lobby concept, designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road.
“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what travelers want from a hotel,” said Janis Milham, vice president, Global Brand Manager, Courtyard by Marriott. “Guests want more control and choice with services and amenities that create a healthy balance between working and relaxing. We redefined the Courtyard lobby so it invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize or for entertainment, whether traveling alone or with colleagues.”
With new bright colors and a contemporary design, the hotel near Berkeley welcomes guests with new features the moment they walk through the door. The traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions when guests check in. Guests can also kick back and relax with new flexible seating options including a communal table, private media booths with high-definition televisions, and an intimate, semi-enclosed lounge area.
Unique among hotels in Emeryville, California, the exclusive GoBoard® technology offers guests an intuitive and easy way to explore the local area. The GoBoard is a 52-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather, and news business and sports headlines. Guests can navigate using the touch screen to find restaurants, local attractions and directions.
Guests can connect to free Wi-Fi and charge their devices with added electrical outlets throughout the lobby. The enlarged business library features several complimentary computer terminals along with a free printer and separate computer stations dedicated to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.
Dining at the Courtyard Emeryville hotel's restaurant has been completely reimagined. Guests will now enjoy delicious higher-quality food and a new health-conscious menu at The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. Whether enjoying a filling breakfast or, sampling light evening fare, or sipping on wine and beer, guests will be treated to fresh and tasty treats. The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste you forgot to pack.
Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand 25 years ago. Now it is even greener with the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal will be conveniently located by side exits.
About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott’s largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, including guest guided video tours of the new lobby and the latest brand information, visit http://www.gocourtyard.com. For reservations, go to http://www.courtyard.com or contact a travel professional.