Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) announced today the opening of the 156-room Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro, the 10th hotel for the brand in Mexico. The new hotel features the brand’s signature Refreshing Business lobby environment, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones. The redefined lobby space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings.
The Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro also offers a refreshing and stylish room design that helps guests stay connected, productive and comfortable. Thoughtfully planned, each room features plush bedding, a functional work space, spacious bathrooms, a separate seating area and complimentary in-room high-speed Internet.
Located on the Avenida 5 de Febrero in the beautiful city of Queretaro, Mexico, the hotel serves as a perfectly central location with convenient access to restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions. Rates begin at $116 USD per night.
“The opening of this great new hotel reinforces our rapid expansion in Mexico and validates the popularity and recognition of the Courtyard by Marriott brand that offers intuitive style and the highest quality service and comfort,” said Craig S. Smith, president of the Caribbean & Latin America at Marriott International.
“From the open business lobbies to our modern and spacious guest rooms, the Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro offer business and leisure guests excellent space and flexibility to optimize their stay,” said Claudia Sánchez, General Manager of the hotel.
Courtyard understands business travelers, and, through extensive research, the brand continues to evolve to meet guests’ changing needs. Combining innovative technology with style and comfort, the adaptable lobby space offers options so guests can make the most of their time on the road.
“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what business travelers want from a hotel,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager for Courtyard. “Guests want more control and choices with services and amenities. The Courtyard lobby invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize or be entertained, whether traveling alone or with colleagues.”
The open, bright and contemporary 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 and allow staff 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.
Dining has also been completely redesigned with the Centro, offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer so guests can unwind. The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste guests may have forgotten to pack.
A key component of the Courtyard lobby is the newly enhanced GoBoard®, which presents local information, maps, weather, and headline news on a 55-inch LCD touch screen. Designed with today’s busy traveler in mind, the award-winning GoBoard® features mobile integration, enabling guests to send directions from the GoBoard® directly to their smart phones. Guests can also touch the screen for immediate access to detailed flight information for local airports, popular entertainment and local event information, as well as walking directions.
Throughout the hotel, guests can connect to complimentary Wi-Fi, and there are ample electrical outlets in the lobby to power digital devices. The business library features several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.
Courtyard is Marriott International’s largest brand in terms of hotels and also has the greatest portfolio presence in Mexico within the company. In total, Courtyard by Marriott operates 22 hotels with 3,507 rooms in 11 countries just in the Caribbean and Latin America with more than 20 hotels in the pipeline and scheduled to open in the next three years.
Other Mexican Courtyard by Marriott properties include the 153-room Courtyard by Marriott Toluca Airport, 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Cancun Airport, 288-room Courtyard by Marriott Mexico City Airport, 129-room Courtyard by Marriott Monterrey, 175-room Courtyard by Marriott Monterrey San Jeronimo, 154-room Courtyard by Marriott Puebla and 155-room Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Potosi, the 184-room Courtyard by Marriott Toluca Tollocan, and the 140-room Courtyard by Marriott Leon at the Poliforum.
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