Courtyard Hotel to Open in Nebraska
Monday October 22nd, 2012 - 11:12AM G
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LINCOLN, NE—Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its new lobby and guestroom design here, in the Courtyard Lincoln Downtown, which is scheduled to open on Nov. 1.
This is the first Courtyard in the area featuring the Refreshing Business lobby environment, which offers media pods, WiFi and a variety of seating zones. The lobby features a design scheme of contrasting colors, including blue, green orange and red. The traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals.
The lobby also features a high-tech GoBoard 4.0, which presents local information, maps, weather and headline news on a 55-in. LCD touch screen. Guests can send directions from the GoBoard directly to their smart phones. Additionally, the lobby offers The Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and toiletries like toothpaste.
In addition, guestrooms feature plush bedding, a functional workspace, spacious bathrooms, a separate seating area and complimentary in-room, high-speed Internet.
Courtyard has also introduced a guest-recycling program by adding receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal near the side exits.
The Courtyard Lincoln Downtown is located at 808 R Street, and also features an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa, fitness center, guest laundry and 2,800 sq. ft. of meeting space. It will operate as a Marriott franchise and is owned and managed by Woodbury Corporation of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tags: • Hospitality • Construction/Renovation •
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