News for the Hospitality Executive
Bethesda, Maryland – January 30, 2012 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR; http://www.marriott.com) is scheduled to open the 171-room Courtyard by Marriott and 157-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Located in the 2500 block of 48th Avenue NE, the hotels are owned by The Mitchell Group Alberta Inc. and managed by Marriott International.
Located 12 kilometers from the Calgary International Airport, the hotels offer its guests convenient access to downtown Calgary, TELUS Spark and the Crossiron Mills Mall.
About The Courtyard By Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott was the first lodging brand exclusively designed for business travel by business travellers. And now it has completely redefined the hotel lobby experience. This Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) “power brand” is fast-tracking its lobby makeover. The rest of the world is also getting a chance to experience the new lobby by visiting www.courtyard.com.
“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what business travellers want from a hotel,” said Janis Milham, vice president, Global Brand Manager, 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 travelling alone or with colleagues.”
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 free printer use 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.
The six-story hotel features The Bistro restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, an indoor swimming pool, 8,000 square feet of meeting space, fitness centre, guest laundry, business centre and The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries.
For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Calgary Airport hotel directly at 403-238-1000, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 1-877-515-4094 or visit the web site www.courtyardcalgaryairport.com.
About The Residence Inn By Marriott
Residence Inns are designed as all suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave oven, full-sized appliances and free high-speed Internet access. The hotel offers daily housekeeping, complimentary grocery shopping services and same-day dry cleaning.
“We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels in the Calgary area,” said Brian King, senior vice president, Select Service and Extended Stay Brand Management, Marriott International. “This new hotel was designed to be a home away from home and provides a residential atmosphere and spacious accommodations for guest comfort.”
A complimentary hot breakfast buffet, HomeTouch™ is available each morning in the lobby area. Other hotel facilities and services include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, 8,000 square feet of meeting space that is shared with the Courtyard hotel, a social room, weeknight social hour and faxing/copying/printing services.
With more than 620 properties in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Europe, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. WiFi allows guests to stay connected to home and office while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax. For more information or to book a stay, please visit: www.residenceinn.com; www.marriott.com or call 1-800-MARRIOTT. For travel tips, breaking news on the brand and to connect with other travelers, like Residence Inn on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/residenceinn.
For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn Calgary Airport hotel directly at 403-278-1000, the Residence Inn toll-free number at 1877-515-4108, a travel agent or visit the web site at www.residenceinncalgaryairport.com.
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