Marriott Opens Courtyard in Bridgetown, Barbados

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    Courtyard by Marriott is thrilled to introduce its new lobby and room design with the opening of the 118-room Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown. The opening marks the first Courtyard by Marriott hotel to open in Barbados and the second property to feature Courtyard by Marriott’s “Refreshing Business” makeover in the Caribbean. Located at The Garrison Historic Area, Hastings, Christ Church, the hotel owned by Caribe Hospitality of Barbados Limited, will be managed by Marriott International, Inc.The open, bright and contemporary new 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. This will allow staff to move about 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.

    Guests can connect to free WiFi and there are ample electrical outlets throughout the lobby to power digital devices. The enlarged business library features several complimentary computer terminals along with a free printer and separate computer stations dedicated to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.

    Dining has been completely redesigned with The Centro – Eat. Drink. Connect.; offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, 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 you forgot to pack.

    Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand more than 25 years ago. Now it is even greener with the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal will be conveniently located by side exits.

    The 118 room hotel features The Centro restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, guest laundry and business center. The hotel also offers 2700 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and private functions.

    Daniel Fountain / 07.02.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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