Celebrate the Newly Renovated & State-of-the-Art Courtyard Columbia MD Hotel with the Bistro Package

April 14, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
COLUMBIA, MD (April 14, 2011) - Business and leisure travelers to Columbia, Maryland can enjoy an entirely new, state-of-the-art hotel experience at the renovated Courtyard Columbia hotel. According to General Manager Len Goodman, the Columbia, Maryland hotel invested approximately $1.75 million to renovate the hotel which involved not only a new state-of-the-art lobby, but its 140 guest rooms and 12 suites, the parking lot, and exterior as well.

Courtyard Columbia by Marriott's new Refreshing Business lobby concept is designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road. 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.

A signature element of the newly renovated hotel lobby is the exclusive state-of-the-art GoBoard® technology, a 57-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather, and news, business and sports headlines. Guests can navigate using the touch screen to find restaurants around Columbia, MD, local attractions and directions.

Guests can connect to free WiFi and there are ample electrical outlets throughout the newly renovated hotel 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 Bistro 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 a guest forgot to pack.

To celebrate the new hotel renovations, the Courtyard Columbia in Maryland is offering a new Bistro Package which includes the following:

- Accommodations in a newly renovated hotel guest room;
- Breakfast or dinner in the Bistro;
- Beverage of the guest's choice (includes beer or wine with dinner)

This package is priced from $174 per night and is valid Monday through Thursday through July 1, 2011. Tax is additional, blackout dates apply, and advance reservations are required. Guests may call 1-800-228-9290 to make a reservation and ask for promotional code ZJ8 or visit www.marriott.com/specials/mesOffer.mi?marrOfferId=617622&displayLink=true

The Courtyard Columbia is situated in suburban Maryland, close to attractions, shopping, business districts, and universities. The newly renovated hotel offers guests a business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and whirlpool, and complimentary on-site parking, as well as newly renovated rooms which feature luxurious bedding with cotton rich sheets and fluffy pillows, a desk with convenient outlets, ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet access, and coffee/tea maker. Guests can dine at the Bistro in the lobby for breakfast and dinner along with three service options: Grab & Go, Grab & Sit, or Sit & Be Served. Grab & Go items are available for lunch as well. For additional information, visit www.CourtyardColumbiaMD.com or call 410-290-0002.

Courtyard by Marriott helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information go to www.courtyard.com or connect with the brand on its blog, Facebook page or Twitter feed.