Marriott To Open Courtyard Hotel In Lexington, Kentucky

New Design Features High Tech GoBoard®, Flexible Work and Social Spaces
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April 19, 2012 - PRLog -- Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its new lobby and room design in Lexington, Kentucky.  This is the latest Courtyard in the area featuring the “refreshing business” makeover.  The 103-room Courtyard Lexington Keeneland/Airport is scheduled to open later this month.  Located at 3100 Wall Street, the hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by TMI Hospitality of Fargo, ND.  TMI Hospitality is an employee-owned company that also owns and operates the Residence Inn Lexington, which opened in 2010 and the Fairfield Inn Lexington that is currently undergoing renovations and conversion to a Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Lexington Keeneland/Airport offers guests convenient access to downtown Lexington, the Blue Grass Airport, Keeneland and Whitaker Bank Ballpark home of the Lexington Legends.

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  “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

“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.

The four-story hotel features The Bistro restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, an evening bar, an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa, fitness center, guest laundry and business center.  The hotel also offers 1,100 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 50 people and will offer a complimentary airport shuttle in partnership with the Fairfield Inn & Suites and Residence Inn.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Lexington Keeneland/Airport hotel directly at 859-224-0460, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211 or visit the web site
Source:Tim Lieb
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