Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis West is scheduled to open its doors in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on Thursday, February 1, 2018. 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 9980 Wayzata Boulevard, the 142-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by CSM Lodging of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Minneapolis West offers guests convenient access to the Mall of America, Target Field, Ridgedale Center and U.S. Bank Stadium. Rates begin at $95 per night on weekends and $149 per night during the week.
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 make 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, enabling 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."
"We are truly excited about adding this hotel to our growing portfolio of exceptional lodging properties," said Steve Schlundt, CSM's president of lodging and residential. "Our long-standing partnership with Marriott allows us to offer top-notch facilities and the latest amenities to our guests in high-demand area such as west metro Minneapolis."
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.
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 hotel also features Marriott's new MVP Guest Entertainment Technology providing over 40 HD channels, interactive guide and streaming of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and Crackle.
An upgraded, more spacious layout creates an enhanced bathroom experience. A "Shower Nook" housing shampoos and towels, makes amenities accessible without having to leave the shower.
The Courtyard Minneapolis West features the brand's latest lobby design, where guests can enjoy an open and modern environment outside of their rooms. The newly designed Bistro is the epicenter of the lobby, which fosters social connections and collaboration with more flexible and informal seating options. The Bistro offers guests a wide variety of "made to order" food options, grab and go items, and also features an array of cocktails, beer and wine for guests to unwind at the end of the day.
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 six-story hotel features an indoor swimming pool, a complimentary shuttle, a fitness center, guest laundry and offers 1,388 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 100 people with an additional 12,333 square feet of space at the adjoining Minneapolis Marriott West. The hotel also gives guests access to Kip's Irish Pub for room service and onsite dining options.
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