Located 10 minutes from downtown, four miles from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport and15 miles from the Kansas City International Airport, the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City at Briarcliff offers guests convenient access to Briarcliff Village, Kansas City Power and Light District, and Arrowhead Stadium. Rates begin at $149 per night.
Courtyard by Marriott was the first lodging brand exclusively designed for business travel by business travelers. 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 travelers 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 traveling 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 a free printer 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 MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste you forgot to pack.
For its contributions in making the environment a healthier place by recycling and reducing waste, conserving energy and water, the hotel is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and the first property in Kansas City to receive this certification.
The three-story hotel features The View at Briarcliff, which offers 7,100 square feet of meeting space, a full catering menu for a wide variety of social and business events, and panoramic views of downtown. Other hotel amenities include, The Bistro restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and proudly brews Starbucksâ coffee, an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa, fitness center, guest laundry and business center.
For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City at Briarcliff hotel directly at 816-841-3300, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211 or visit the web site www.marriott.com/