Courtyard by Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Reveals Exciting Makeover

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New Lobby Features High Tech GoBoard® and Social Space for Business and Leisure Travelers.

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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.

Visitors to Fort Lauderdale now have a new place to relax and enjoy during their travels as the 174-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 400 Gulf Stream Way unveils its new look after a major renovation. The hotel 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.

Located two miles from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and just minutes from Port Everglades Cruise Port, the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port offers guests convenient access to the Fort Lauderdale beach, Sun Life Stadium, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Broward County Convention Center.

“This hotel has long been a favorite of travelers of both business and pleasure,” said Nanyce Lanier, General Manager, Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port. “And with these enhancements we now offer an even greater value and flexibility for our guests.”

The open, bright and contemporary new Courtyard hotel lobby welcomes guests with vivid contrasting colors, including blue, green, orange and red. 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, 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 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 and The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open.

The new guest rooms have been redesigned with the addition of new carpeting, draperies, bedding, furniture and each room now includes a 32” HD flat-screen television. The Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port guest rooms feature a seating area with sofa bed or oversized chair, a large, well-lit work desk and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

“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 Management, 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.”

For group customers, the hotel offers five meeting rooms with a total of 2,500 square feet of meeting space. Other guest facilities and services include an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, a fitness center, guest laundry and business center with faxing/copying. For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port hotel directly at 954-342-8333 or visit the web site at http://www.ftlauderdaleairportcourtyard.com.

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.

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