Florida Keys Welcome New 95-Room Courtyard by Marriott in Marathon with General Manager Alex Reitter at the Helm

Courtyard Marathon Florida Keys1Marathon, Florida – February 29, 2016 – Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys opened in Marathon, Florida. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Located at 2146 Overseas Highway, the 95-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Prime Group and managed by Shaner Group of State College, Pennsylvania.

This newly built hotel is perfectly situated in the middle of the Florida Keys and is convenient to all of the island’s best attractions including Aquarium Encounters and Dolphin Research Center, Bahia Honda State Park, Sombrero Beach and Key West, the Courtyard Marathon Florida Keys also offers guests easy access to The Turtle Hospital, 7 Mile Bridge and Keys Cable Adventure Park. Rates are seasonal.

Courtyard constantly researches trends and evolves to meet the changing needs of its guests. The latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. Indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette makes for a soothing and calm environment.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, Courtyard. “Today’s technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility that enables a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to.”

The new room design is intuitive and thoughtful, offering flexible yet comfortable spaces that enable technology. Upon arrival, guests can store bags on the “Luggage Drop” and plug personal devices into the “Tech Drop” ledge for seamless technology integration. Some rooms feature balconies overlooking the Florida bay.

Signature furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art in the new guestroom. The “LoungeAround” sofa offers a pop of color and a comfortable area for relaxing or for working. The new design also features a light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room.

The Courtyard Marathon Florida Keys also offers the Refreshing Business lobby environment, where guests can enjoy an open and bright area outside of their rooms. Along with media pods, complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, the redefined space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. The lobby also features The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect®, offering casual, flexible seating; easy access to food and high quality, healthy menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer so guests can unwind.

Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. 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.

Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand 30 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 are conveniently located by side exits.

The three-story hotel features an infinity pool, fitness center and Blue Water Pool Bar, as well as first-rate on-site dining options and a Starbucks right on the bay. The Courtyard Marathon Florida Keys also offers adaptable venue space with 1,100 square feet of indoor space and 10,000 square feet of outdoor space with picturesque views for any event.
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Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 1,000 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard 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 or reservations, contact the Courtyard Marathon Florida Keys directly at 305-289-2100, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, or visit courtyard.marriott.com.

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Media Contact:
Alex Reitter
General Manager
Courtyard Marathon Florida Keys
Email: alex.reitter@marriott.com
Nina Herrera-Davila
Email: nina.herrera-davila@marriott.com
Tel: 301-380-2691

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