From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what travelers want from a hotel.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 07, 2011
Marriott International, Inc. announced that the 168-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 1132 Techwood Drive in Atlanta, Georgia, has completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms. This Midtown Atlanta hotel near Georgia Tech and the High Museum of Art now features the brand’s new Refreshing Business lobby concept, which is 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.”
The open, bright and contemporary new Courtyard lobby at the Atlanta Midtown hotel is fitting for the vibrant university setting and welcomes guests with vivid contrasting colors, including blue, green, orange and red. The traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions when guests check in. This will allow staff to move about to show guests the lobby features and provide assistance. Flexible seating options range from a communal table in the middle of the action, to more private media booths with high-definition televisions, to a more intimate, semi-enclosed lounge area.
A signature element of the new lobby is the exclusive GoBoard® technology—unique among hotels near Georgia Tech’s Campus. This 55-inch LCD touch screen is 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 WiFi and there are ample electrical outlets throughout the lobby to power digital devices. 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 has been completely redesigned with The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, wine and beer so guests can unwind. 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 throughout the hotel.
About the Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech Hotel
Recently renovated, this Midtown Atlanta hotel offers guests a convenient location near major Atlanta attractions, such as Georgia Tech, High Museum of Art, Georgia Aquarium, Georiga Dome and Atlantic Station. The new vibrant colors of the lobby are only a tease of the exciting features that await guests in their rooms: comfortable beds, complimentary high-speed Internet, coffee maker, a large work desk and chair and plenty of space. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the new Bistro, workout at the fitness center or relax in the whirlpool. A complimentary shuttle service, availably Monday through Friday, lets guests explore all Atlanta has to offer. To learn more about this Atlanta Midtown hotel, visit http://www.marriott.com/ATLMN
About Courtyard Hotels
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.