Chesapeake, VA (PRWEB) July 06, 2012
New Design Features High Tech GoBoard?, Flexible Work and Social Spaces and a 24/7 Food and Beverage Market
The Development Division of LTD Hospitality Group, a hospitality industry leading owner/developer/manager is pleased to announce it has completed the renovation to the 140-room Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Norfolk located at 520 E Plume Street in Norfolk, VA incorporating the Transformation scheme. The hotel, owned by LTD Associates, LLC, now features the brand’s new Refreshing Business lobby concept (designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road), and completely renovated guest rooms, meeting rooms, corridors, fitness center, and pool.
“LTDs Development Division provided purchasing, storing, staging, vendor management, and installation services for this renovation,” said Bharat Shah, Vice President of Purchasing. He added, “the entire renovation was a custom project, and was completed under budget without interrupting day to day operations of the Courtyard during a time frame in which the Courtyard ran an approximate 70% occupancy level.”
Located in the heart of downtown Norfolk, the Courtyard is conveniently located near the citys financial district, and major tourist attractions including MacArthur Memorial, MacArthur Center Mall, Nauticus, the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, Waterside, Chrysler Hall, Scope and other attractions. If traveling for business, the hotel is in close proximity to many major businesses and government agencies such as Norfolk Southern, Bank of America, Norfolk City Hall, and the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia among many others. The significant investment made back into this hotel reflects the Norfolk markets positioning for the future.
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.
A signature element of the new lobby is the exclusive GoBoard? technology, a 52-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, local attractions and directions.
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 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 you forgot to pack.
About LTD Hospitality Group
LTDs Development Division has completed over $ 800 million of hospitality and mixed use projects. For more information, please visit http://www.ltdhospitality.com. Please contact Tejal Desai at 757-420-0900 ext. 2 for development service related inquiries.
Founded in 1983, LTD Hospitality Group is a family-run organization comprised of several key strategic business units including Asset Management, Hospitality Management, and development that specialize in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector. LTD’s overarching mission is to be the most respected hospitality organization in the United States, as measured by the value created by delivering first class service to each of our associates, our guests, and our partners (including investors, franchisors, and lending institutions). Through its private Asset Management Division, LTD has invested approximately over $ 200 million in the lodging sector. LTDs Management Division is the organizations award winning operating arm. This division currently manages more than 3,600 hotel rooms throughout the United States, which are affiliated with Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and Hilton.