Courtyard Hotel to Open in Alpharetta, Georgia
01/24/2019

Innovative design and flexible space tailors to the needs of today's travelers

Online PR News – 24-January-2019 – Alphapetta, Georgia – Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta/Avalon Area is scheduled to open its doors in Alpharetta, Georgia this Friday, January 25, 2019. 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.

Developed and owned by Hotel Development Partners, LLC and its partner Alex.Brown Realty, Inc., the 115-room hotel located at 11700 Amber Park Drive will operate as a Marriott franchise. The hotel will be managed by Hotel Equities of Atlanta, Georgia. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta/Avalon Area offers guests convenient access to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, North Point Mall, Wills Park and the Avalon shopping 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 Janis Milham, senior vice president and global brand leader, Classic Select Brands. "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 new room design is intuitive and thoughtful, offering flexible yet comfortable spaces that enable technology. Upon arrival, guests can store bags on the "Luggage Drop" and plug personal devices into the "Tech Drop" ledge for seamless technology integration.

Signature furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art in the new guestroom. The "LoungeAround" sofa offers a pop of color and a comfortable area for relaxing or for working. The new design also features a light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room. Each room also provides a mini-refrigerator as well as 55-inch Smart TV's.

An upgraded, more spacious layout creates an enhanced bathroom experience. A "Shower Nook" housing Paul Mitchell bath products and towels, makes amenities accessible without having to leave the shower.

The Courtyard Atlanta Alpharetta/Avalon Area features the brand's latest lobby design, where guests can enjoy an open and modern environment outside of their rooms. The newly designed Bistro is the epicenter of the lobby, which fosters social connections and collaboration with more flexible and informal seating options. The Bistro offers guests a wide variety of "made to order" breakfast and dinner items, "grab and go" options, and also features an array of cocktails, beer and wine for guests to unwind at the end of the day.

Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. The business library features several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.

Green has been Courtyard's signature color since Marriott launched the brand 30 years ago. Now it is even greener with the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal are conveniently located by side exits.

The six-story hotel features an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness center and guest laundry, and offers 469 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 45 people.

About Courtyard by Marriott

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 1,100 locations in over 50 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in the company's award-winning loyalty programs - Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 129 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com. For more information or reservations, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter and Instagram.

About Alex. Brown Realty, Inc.

Alex.Brown Realty, Inc. (ABR) is a privately-owned real estate investment manager organized in 1972 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. ABR co-invests with clients and joint venture partners in properties located throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.abrealty.com.

About Hotel Development Partners, LLC

Hotel Development Partners, LLC (HDP) is an Atlanta-based joint venture formed by IRE Capital and Hotel Equities for the purpose of acquiring and developing premier-branded, select service hotels. The principals of HDP include Allen O'Brien, founding principal of IRE Capital and CEO of HDP; Robert McCarthy, Chairman; and Frederick Cerrone, COO of HDP. For more information, visit www.hdpfunds.com.

About Hotel Equities

Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel ownership, management and development firm operating more than 100 hotels throughout North America. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as Chairman and CEO; Brad Rahinsky serves as President and COO. For more information, visit www.hotelequities.com.