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The 120-room Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport
Opens in Wisconsin

Owned by GMF Hotel LLC and Managed by Hospitality Specialists

Milwaukee, WI – December 20, 2011– The Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport, a Hospitality Specialists, Inc. managed property and owned by GMF hotel LLC, welcomed nearly 150 people at its grand opening celebration on Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

Guests nibbled on sample signature items from the Bistro Restaurant, such as the ever popular Bistro Burger, BBQ Chicken Flatbread pizzas and the famous tuna salad on mini croissants.  While sipping on some of the Hotels featured wine and beer selections, guests were given personalized passports to “travel” around the hotel and get each “destination” stamped.  Evening highlights included a ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches.   Alderman Terry Witkowski said “this Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport property is in a prime location due to all the business development going on in the community.  It’s really great to have a strong reputable name such as Marriott, as a welcomed addition, to the airport market.”  In keeping with the Marriott tradition, the hotel also collected winter coats, hats, and mittens to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

“The Grand Opening celebration is just the beginning and we are looking forward to developing strong relationships with businesses and other community organizations within the Milwaukee area” said John Mann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Specialists, Inc.  “We truly appreciate everyone who joined the festivities and we welcome everyone to return as our guest in the near future.”

Located less than one mile from the General Mitchell International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, the Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport offers guests convenient access to the Summer Fest Grounds, Miller Park, the Bradley Center and the Harley Davidson Museum.

The Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport features 120 guestrooms, The Bistro restaurant and lounge serving breakfast, dinner, and StarbucksÒ beverages,  an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool,  an outdoor patio  with fire pit, fitness center, guest laundry, business center and The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries.  The hotel also offers 1,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 100 people.

The Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport opened its doors to guests on Wednesday December 14, 2011.

For more information call the Courtyard by Marriott Milwaukee Airport directly at 414-747-4405, visit the hotel’s Facebook page or contact the General Manager at, for reservations call the Courtyard directly at 414-747-4405, contact a travel agent or visit the web site at

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 more than 860 locations in 30 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, including guest guided video tours of the new lobby and the latest brand information, visit  For reservations, go to or contact a travel professional.

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Clint Wills
General Manager
Courtyard Milwaukee Airport


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