Marriott To Open Courtyard Hotel In Homestead, Florida
06/22/2012

New Design Features High Tech GoBoard®, Flexible Work and Social Spaces

Online PR News – 22-June-2012 – Bethesda, Maryland – Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its new lobby and room design in Homestead, Florida. This is the latest Courtyard in the area featuring the “refreshing business” makeover. The 100-room Courtyard Miami Homestead is scheduled to open this Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Located at 2905 NE Ninth Street, the hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Prime Group and managed by Shaner Hotels & Investments.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Miami Homestead offers guests convenient access to Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead Air Force Reserve Base and the Florida Keys.

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.

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.

The five-story hotel features The Bistro restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, guest laundry, business center and The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages. The hotel also offers 966 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 60 people.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Miami Homestead hotel directly at 305-257-4333, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211 or visit the web site www.marriott.com/miahs.