News for the Hospitality Executive
to the Courtyard by Marriott at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON MA (October 6, 2008) -- Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels & Resorts of Portsmouth NH and Delray Beach FL has nearly completed its $15 million conversion of the Holiday Inn Logan Airport to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel at Logan Airport. The refurbished and rebranded property will open later this fall, providing 356 guestrooms, just one mile from Logan International Airport.
In addition to its airport proximity and convenient access via complimentary 24-hour hotel and train station shuttle, the hotel is located just three miles from downtown Boston, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), and the Financial District. Amenities include 3,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space, a full-service restaurant and complimentary on-site parking for guests.
Steven Nalen, who joined Ocean Properties in 2004 as general manager of the hotel will remain at the helm of the Courtyard. "Steve brings 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry in the metropolitan Boston area and a proven ability to motivate managers and associates to his responsibilities," said Tom Varley, VP of Operations for the management company and hotel owners. "In addition to providing strong leadership to his team and the renovation process with our contractors and Local 26, he has increased the hotel's service levels to what is expected of the upgraded hotel."
"Operating as a completely revamped and updated Courtyard by Marriott we expect to serve business and leisure travelers with a distinctive set of comforts and amenities that stand out in the crowded range of hotel offerings," said Nalen. "As we celebrate the official conversion of the hotel we look forward to welcoming those loyal travelers who have come to depend on the Courtyard brand and its 700 properties across the US and in 22 other countries for their 'smartly redesigned' rooms and services."
The Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan guestrooms feature luxurious new beds, stunning bathrooms with massaging showerheads, roomy workspaces, comfortable seating and flat-screen TVs. Guests will appreciate the redesigned Business Library with high-speed, wireless Internet access and all the tools necessary to stay in touch, a 24/7 market for fresh, fast snacks and refreshments, and breakfast options to fit every schedule. The hotel will have first-rate exercise facilities and an indoor pool. For reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosla-courtyard-boston-logan-airport/ or call. 617-569-5250.
About Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels & Resorts
With corporate headquarters in Delray Beach, Florida; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Montreal and Toronto, Canada; Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels & Resorts is one of the country's largest privately-owned franchisers of hotels and resorts. The company currently owns and operates properties throughout North America under Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels Group franchise flags. Their hotels are located across North America: in 13 states, the US Virgin Islands and 7 Canadian provinces and include Marriott, Westin, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Springhill Suites by Marriott, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn by Marriott and Holiday Inn Express. For more information on Ocean Properties Ltd., please visit www.oplhotels.com.
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. is a leading lodging company with more than 2,800 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE. It is also a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR Partner. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.
|Also See:||Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels & Resorts Converting the 351 room Holiday Inn Logan Airport to the Courtyard by Marriott Logan Airport, Boston / November 2007|
|Affiliate of Ocean Properties Ltd. Acquires the 330 room Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, New York / September 2008|