Baton Rouge, LA – September 26, 2018 – Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown is set to open its doors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Friday, September 28, 2018. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience.

Located at 260 3rd Street, the 135-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Istrouma Hospitality, LLC, developed by Windsor Aughtry of Greenville, South Carolina and managed by Hospitality America, LLC of Brentwood, Tennessee. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Baton Rouge Downtown offers guests convenient access to Louisiana State University, Raising Canes River Center, the Louisiana State Capitol and the Baton Rouge downtown business and entertainment district.

Courtyard constantly researches trends and evolves to meet the changing needs of its guests. The latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. Indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette makes for a soothing and calm environment.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, Courtyard. “Today’s technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility that enables a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to.”

The eight-story hotel sits on the site of the first hotel in downtown Baton Rouge, the Hotel Istrouma, and will pay homage to the former hotel in some of its artwork and décor. The new property will feature a full Starbucks adjacent to the lobby, a fitness center and guest laundry, and offers 960 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 50 people.