BETHESDA, Md.—Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its new lobby and room design in Scottsdale, Ariz.. This is the latest Courtyard in the area featuring the “refreshing business” makeover. The 158-room Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River is scheduled to open this month. The hotel is owned by Salt River Devco and managed by Marriott International.
The hotel is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designed and is the first hotel in the Marriott family built using Marriott LEED volume certification. Also, it is the first Marriott branded property built on U.S. tribal land and thus has incorporated Pima and Maricopa Indian culture into the hotel. And finally it is the only Courtyard property in Arizona with over 6,000 square feet of functional meeting space.
“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 traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions when guests check in. The company says this will allow staff to move about to show guests the lobby features and provide assistance. Flexible seating options range from communal tables 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 55-inch LCD touchscreen 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.
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 Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open. Yrestaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a Bistro Plus offering sit-down dinner service with an upgraded menu, an outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa, fitness center, guest laundry and business center.