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Midas Hospitality, LLC Selected to Operate the Courtyard by Marriott
in Fitchburg, Massachusetts



SAINT LOUIS, MO, July 5, 2011 – Less than a month after opening their first Fairfield Inn & Suites in Paducah, KY, St. Louis-based hotel owner, operator and developer, Midas Hospitality, LLC has been selected to operate the 245 Courtyard by Marriott – Fitchburg, MA.

Located in north central Massachusetts at the cross roads of Rt-2 (George Stanton Highway) and Princeton Road, the Courtyard by Marriott is centrally located on the Johnny Appleseed Trail close to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, area colleges and universities, local corporations, shopping and entertainment. With 245 rooms and suites, the hotel boast 71,000 sq. ft. of conference space that includes the 60,000 sq. ft. Central Massachusetts Expo Center, 150-seat Applewood’s Restaurant, The Bistro & Lounge, indoor pool, business center, free wireless internet, free local phone calls, gift shop, room service and 24-hour, state of the art fitness room. Additionally, the hotel is connected to the 55,000 sq. ft. CoCo Key Water Resort, complete with expanded arcade room, birthday party rooms, Wet Rooster’s Bar, Pizza Hut and A&W Root Beer Café.

David Robert, president, Midas Hospitality, states, “We are pleased to add the Courtyard by Marriott – Fitchburg, MA to our growing Midas Hospitality portfolio.” Midas Hospitality opened their first Marriott product, Fairfield Inn & Suites – Paducah, KY, on June 15, 2011, where they also own and operate an 85-room Candlewood Suites.

Kurt Furlong, SVP Sales and Marketing, states “The Courtyard by Marriott - Fitchburg is a terrific asset with great potential. The hotel converted to Courtyard in 2008 implementing the new Courtyard “Simply Refreshing” scheme. With the large convention space, new hotel and backed by Marriott, one of the industry’s best reservation systems. We are looking forward to great success.”

The open, bright and contemporary new Courtyard hotel lobby 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, a 57-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.

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 nearly 900 locations in 34 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 about the new lobby and the latest brand news, visit www.courtyard.com, the Courtyard Connections blog, the brand’s Facebook page, Courtyard’s Twitter feed.

Midas Hospitality, LLC, was established in 2006 and quickly became one of the premier hotel management groups in the Midwest. Midas has developed, opened and managed numerous properties, including Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Aloft by Starwood, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and Hampton Inn among others.

Midas Hospitality, LLC is an owner, operator, and developer of hotels with a growing portfolio consisting of 13 hotels, in 8 states serving 6 different global brands. For more information on Midas Hospitality locations and services, please visit www.midashospitality.com



Contact:

Kurt Furlong
Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Midas Hospitality
11701 Borman Drive
Suite 295
St. Louis, MO 63146
d 330 723 5056
m 330 204 0370
kfurlong@midashospitality.com
www.midashospitality.com


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