Marriott has announced plans for a significant revamping of hotels under its Courtyard by Marriott brand.
More than 375 of the brand’s earliest generation hotels throughout the United States and Canada are expected to be modernized with exterior renovations by 2024, including prominent displays of the refreshed Courtyard logo. Many hotels are also expected to be updated with new interior design in their public spaces and guest rooms.
“Over 38 years ago, Courtyard was the first hotel brand specifically for business travelers. Our new design strategy builds on that Courtyard legacy in ways that are perfectly suited for both leisure and business travelers,” said Diane Mayer, vice-president and global brand leader, classic select brands for Marriott. “As the pioneer amongst select service brands, Courtyard continues to adapt to the changing ways that guests live, work, and play through thoughtful innovation to provide the best possible guest experience.”
To underscore the brand’s commitment to providing an elevated guest experience, Courtyard is expanding renovations to include exterior façade and landscaping updates to the earliest hotels.
The new façade will include a redesigned porte-cochère, reframed and repainted exterior surfaces, ambient lighting, new signage, and fresh landscaping.
At participating hotels, guest rooms will be equipped with electronic locks that allow guests to enter their rooms via a digital room key. This feature is available on the Marriott Bonvoy App, which gives guests access to an abundance of interactive technology features, including mobile check-in and the ability to send requests for services and amenities.