Marriott To Open Courtyard Hotel In Ottawa, Ontario

New Design Features High Tech GoBoard®, Flexible Work and Social Spaces and 24/7 Food and Beverage Market

Online PR News – 29-February-2012 – – Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out a brand, new hotel featuring its sophisticated lobby and room design in Ottawa, Ontario. This is the first Courtyard in the area that will not only feature 395 guest rooms, but will offer access to 36,000 square feet of event/meeting space. Complimentary hi-speed internet access and parking are also highlights. The Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East is scheduled to open March 6, 2012. Located at 200 Coventry Road, the hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Bona Building & Management Co. of Ottawa, Ontario.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East offers guests convenient access to the downtown area via Hwy. 417 located just outside their doors. Plenty of local shopping, tourist attractions, government departments, downtown Ottawa and the local convention centre are all within a 10 minute drive of our Courtyard. Rates begin at $159.

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” has is fast-tracking its lobby makeover. The rest of the world is also getting a chance to experience the new lobby by visiting – a highly interactive website.

“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 52-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather, 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.

Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand 25 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 will be conveniently located by side exits.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East hotel directly at 631-741-9862 or visit the web site