SOUTHFIELD — The 147-room Courtyard by Marriott in Southfield has completed a major renovation of its lobby and guest rooms.
The hotel now features a new lobby concept, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space along with media pods, Wi-Fi ,and a variety of seating zones. The redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings.
With a grand re-opening scheduled for March 13, the 147-room hotel at 27027 Northwestern Hwy., in also now offers a comfortable and stylish room design. Each room features plush bedding, a functional work space, spacious bathrooms, a separate seating area and complimentary in-room high-speed Internet.
“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what travelers want from a hotel,” said Janis Milham, vice president and global brand manager. “Guests want more control and choice with services and amenities that create a healthy balance between working and relaxing. The Courtyard lobby invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize or be entertained, whether traveling alone or with colleagues.”
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. Adaptable 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 offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast at a moderate price; serving dinner and snacks in the evening 7 days a week. The Market, 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 4.0, 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 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.