Marriott To Open Courtyard Hotel In Decatur, Georgia

Former Holiday Inn Decatur Conference Center is Soon to be a Courtyard by Marriott

Online PR News – 24-January-2012 – – Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its new lobby and room design in Decatur, Georgia. This is the first Courtyard in the area featuring the “refreshing business” makeover. The 179-room Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory is scheduled to open on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Located at 130 Clairemont Avenue, the former Holiday Inn Decatur Conference Center will operate as a Marriott franchise owned and managed by Noble-Interstate of Atlanta, Georgia.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Decatur and 16 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory offers guests convenient access to Emory University, Stone Mountain Park, DeKalb Medical, CDC Headquarters, AT&T and Agnes Scott College.

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

“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 five-story hotel features The Bistro restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, guest laundry and business center. The hotel also offers a Conference Center with over 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including the 6,400 square foot Decatur Ballroom.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory hotel directly at 404-371-0204, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211 or visit the web site