Courtyard Opens in Victoria, TX
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 - 11:15AM P
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VICTORIA, TX—Courtyard by Marriott has opened its newest hotel here. The 109-key property is owned and managed by Pride Management, Inc. of Beaumont, TX.
The property also feature’s the brand’s lobby and room design, including the Refreshing Business lobby environment, which has media pods, WiFi and a variety of seating zones. Design elements of the lobby include a palette of vivid contrasting colors, including blue, green, orange and red. The traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals and flexible seating options range from a communal table in the middle, to more private media booths with high-definition televisions, to a more intimate, semi-enclosed lounge area.
Dining has also been completely redesigned with The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect., offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer. Coffee lovers can also enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. The Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is also offered.
A key component of the Courtyard lobby is the newly enhanced GoBoard, which presents local information, maps, weather, and headline news on a 55-in. LCD touchscreen.
Green initiatives include the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal are conveniently located by side exits.
The four-story hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a large outdoor patio with fire pit, fitness center and guest laundry, and offers 1,280 sq. ft. of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 110 people.
Nearby attractions include Laser World, Victoria Mall, Cinemark Movie Theater and Texas Zoo.
Tags: Courtyard • Victoria Texas • Hospitality • Openings •
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