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 The 147-room Courtyard by Marriott in Dearborn, Michigan Completes Total Renovation; Part of Courtyard’s
Reinvention Design
WASHINGTON – June 23, 2004 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced that the 147-room Courtyard by Marriott in Dearborn, Mich. has recently completed a total renovation of its guest rooms, lobby and public spaces.  The enhancements are based on feedback from hotel guests and are part of Courtyard’s nationwide hotel reinvention designed to meet the needs of today’s travelers. 

“Courtyard was launched based on the needs and desires of business travelers and now we are reinventing the brand on the basis of new customer research and recent product testing.  Our updated design concepts provide greater comfort and functionality to our guests,” said Courtyard senior vice president Chad Waetzig.

The new guest rooms and public space have been upgraded with the addition of functional enhancements and new décor and furnishings.  Practical additions such as “The Market,” which offers guests 24 hour access to fresh sandwiches, salads, snacks and beverages and a business library, featuring individual workstations with ergonomic chairs. Amenities in the business library include free high-speed internet access, fax and printing services.  These amenities are combined with aesthetic elements including the use of curved surfaces, rich woods, designer fabrics, granite counters and superior lighting. 

Courtyard Guestroom Enhancements: 

Improved Workspace – A desk on wheels has been added to provide increased workspace.  The desk also doubles as a table that can be moved to eat or work in front of the TV.   In addition, new task lighting has been added and extra power outlets are conveniently located at desk level. 

New Beds and Linens – The new bedding package is more comfortable and more inviting with a thicker oversized mattress and enhanced linens, including duvets, new comforters and oversized pillows. 

Bathroom Enhancements – The upgraded bathrooms have a modern, residential look with granite vanities, full-length mirrors, and brighter lighting. 

High-Speed Internet Access – Courtyard has made it a priority to offer travelers free high-speed internet access.  Courtyard has more than 500 hotels in the U.S. and Canada that offer free high-speed internet access in every guestroom.  The Courtyard Dearborn also offers wireless internet access in the lobby and public spaces. 

Courtyard has also redesigned its lobbies and public spaces.  In addition to the business library and “The Market,” a lounge area where guests can work, meet and dine in a relaxing setting has been added along with a wraparound front desk that allows more guest interaction and personalized service at check in and check out. 

Located 13 miles from The Wayne County Detroit Metropolitan Airport and 15 minutes from downtown, the Courtyard Dearborn offers guests convenient access to Fairlane Town Center Mall, The Henry Ford, which includes the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, IMAX Theatre, and new Ford Rouge Factory Tours, and Ford Motor Company World Headquarters.  The Courtyard Dearborn also features nine suites with a king-size bed, refrigerator and microwave oven.

For group customers, the Courtyard Dearborn has two meeting rooms with a total of 1,274 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 40 people each.  Other guest facilities and services include the Courtyard Café restaurant, serving breakfast, an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa, exercise room, and same day valet or coin laundry. 

Courtyard by Marriott is the leading select-service hotel brand in the U.S.  Providing guests with a functional combination of casual comfort and timesaving services, Courtyard hotels feature large welcoming guest rooms and are conveniently situated where people travel, ranging from airports and office parks to downtown areas and recreational destinations.  Courtyard has 600 hotels worldwide. 

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Dearborn hotel directly at 313-271-1400, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 1-800-321-2211, or contact a travel agent. Visit us on the web at

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other countries and territories. 




John Wolf
Marriott International

Caroline Dean
Sales Manager
Courtyard Dearborn 

Also See: Marriott's Updated Design Concepts Integral to Renovation at Courtyard by Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia; Tharaldson Enterprises Opening 142-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Las Vegas, Nevada / November 2003
Marriott ‘Reinvents’ Courtyard; Modifications Include a Walk-around Front Desk, a Business Library andPantry-style 24-hour Food and Beverage Area / July 2000

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