Originally appeared in Hotel Resource in February, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Loveland/Fort Collins is scheduled to open its doors in Loveland, Colorado this Friday, February 15, 2019. 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 6106 Sky Pond Drive in Loveland, the 102-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Stonebridge Companies of Denver. The project marks Stonebridge’s fourth property located in Loveland. Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer, has partnered with Colorado-based real estate investor and developer McWHINNEY to deliver the hotel. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Loveland/Fort Collins offers guests convenient access to Chapungu Sculpture Park – the only permanent exhibit of its kind in the nation with 82 hand-carved stone sculptures – as well as the Budweiser Event Center on The Ranch campus, and The Promenade Shops at Centerra.
Courtyard continually 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 Janis Milham, senior vice president and global brand leader, Classic Select Brands. “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 support 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 working. The new design also features a lightweight desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room.
An upgraded, more spacious layout creates an enhanced bathroom experience, with a “shower nook” making amenities readily accessible with convenient shampoo and towel storage.
The Courtyard Loveland/Fort Collins 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. Guest will find a wide variety of made-to-order breakfast and dinner items, including Starbucks coffee as well as a selection of premium wines and classic American with a twist, cocktails.
Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. The business library features several computer terminals and a printer in addition to separate stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking the status of flights.
“It is with a huge sense of pride that we bring Courtyard’s extensive offerings to Loveland,” said Navin C. Dimond, founder, president and CEO of Stonebridge Companies. “We’re honored to be expanding our unique brand of Distinguished Hospitality™ within the Northern Colorado market. We look forward to bringing the hotel’s quality amenities and features, as well as the values and premier offerings of the Courtyard brand, to our guests.”
Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand 30 years ago. The brand has amplified its environmental efforts with the introduction of a guest-recycling program, with receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal conveniently located by side exits.
The four-story hotel features an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, guest laundry and two meeting rooms with catering options available. The first meeting room spans 750 square feet and can accommodate functions for up to 70 occupants. The second is 228 square feet with occupancy for up to 12 people.