Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem Completes $2M Reno

DANBURY, CT—Meyer Jabara Hotels (MJH) has completed $2-million renovation of its Courtyard by Marriott property in Bethlehem, PA. The extensive renovations include a complete refresh of its 134 guestrooms and a revitalized lobby with a bistro featuring all-day dining.

“When this property first opened, the area was woefully underdeveloped. We were among the first businesses to come to this corridor. Today, business development in the Lehigh Valley is booming, and we are proud to be an anchor growing alongside them,” said Denise Maiatico, VP, Meyer Jabara Hotels of the Lehigh Valley.

The public space features a registration area illuminated by Moravian stars handmade in Bethlehem, PA; a 52-in. LCD touchscreen or Go Board, which provides local information on restaurants, nearby attractions and directions; as well as stations for printing airplane boarding passes.

The centerpiece of the redesign is The Bistro, a fast-casual concept with grab-and-go and sit-down service. Design elements for the venue include a sports lounge-like atmosphere, with couches, curving countertops, communal tables, modern lighting and big-screen TVs. Also featured is the Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries.

Room renovations include new carpet, drapery and wall vinyl, along with new sofas and lamps. Local elements, artwork and design provide a sense of place, according to the brand.

Though the recent renovation changed many of the hotel’s original design elements, Marriott allowed the property to keep its yellow-tile walkway and the Moravian Star stained-glass lights that adorn the front desk and F&B areas, according to the company.

“We are proud of the presence we’ve established in the Lehigh Valley with this Courtyard by Marriott property, and remain committed to its continued success,” said Justin Jabara, VP of development, MJH. “Meyer Jabara Hotels is devoted to keeping our properties at the highest level of quality for our guests and the communities we serve.”