News for the Hospitality Executive
MOA Hospitality, Inc. Opens the 78 room
The Cody in Cody, Wyoming
|CODY, WYO. May 16, 2008 – Cody’s newest hotel, a luxury
property called “The Cody,” opened May 1, 2008. The property is located
on the west side of town near the Cody Rodeo Grounds, site of the Cody
Nite Rodeo and the Cody Stampede. The Cody is operated by MOA Hospitality
The Cody features 78 rooms with luxury amenities including feather pillows and comforters, terrycloth robes, oversized towels, coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, flat-screen televisions, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, free wireless and DSL access and voicemail. The hotel also provides complimentary coffee and continental breakfast with a selection of organic items. Each evening the hotel staff serves complimentary refreshments and coffee to guests in the lobby.
232 W Yellowstone Ave
The majority of the rooms feature either two queen beds or a king bed. Many have patios or balconies, and several are handicap accessible. The Cody also features queen and king suites with whirlpool baths and patios. Some suites also have fireplaces and adjoining suites.
The Shoshone River Room features meeting space for up to 100 people along with wireless access and support from the hotel’s business center. The Cody is perfect for smaller more intimate gatherings and business meetings.
Other services include a GMC hybrid vehicle used for complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, downtown and popular attractions such as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
Also available to guests are automobile rentals, a fitness center, indoor pool and sauna, hot tub spa,
newspapers, a gift shop, concierge, business center, library, laundry facilities, DVD players, iPod docking stations, flat screen TV’s and turndown service.
“The Cody was designed and built with the idea that luxury and sustainability could not only exist together, but they actually enhance the atmosphere of the hotel,” said Janet Gideon, general manager. “To that end, MOA Hospitality worked with contemporary Western designer and author Thea Marx of Cody and Lana Williams of Indianapolis, to create a property that pays homage to the region’s natural beauty and history while minimizing its environmental impact.”
The Cody’s lobby and corridors feature reclaimed planking and wood trim from buildings in Yellowstone National Park. Room décor has a decidedly Western flavor with many rooms decorated and named after great figures of the West such as Annie Oakley, Zane Grey, Sacagawea, the Sundance Kid, Gene Autry and Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
Low-impact environmental initiatives are plentiful throughout The Cody, and the hotel is working toward a LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council. Examples of sustainable features include paints with low volatile solids, guest room doors made of recycled material, porcelain tile purchased from a LEED-certified manufacturer, reclaimed lumber used for accent trim, cabinets made from quick-growing alder, high-cotton content linens and mattress made of latex fill and natural bamboo fiber covers. The building features energy-efficient heating and cooling units and fluorescent energy-saving light bulbs. All appliances are Energy Star certified. The only paper product used in the hotel is biodegradable toilet paper. Bathroom amenities include organic soap, shampoo and conditioner. Breakfast is served on china with glass and silverware while guests may take their to-go coffee in biodegradable cups.
The Cody is located minutes from downtown Cody, 10 minutes from the town’s airport, 50 miles from the east gate of Yellowstone National Park and 90 minutes from Billings, Mont.
Reservations for The Cody can be made by calling 1-307-587-5915 or visiting www.thecody.com.
MOA operates 30 hotels across the country, and the company’s association with the town of Cody dates to 1982 when it opened its first property, the Super 8 Motel Cody.
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