The Courtyard by Marriott El Paso East/I-10 is scheduled to open its doors in El Paso, Texas next week. The property will take advantage of Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design.
Located at 12065 Gateway West Boulevard, the 104-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Kana Hotel Group of Knoxville, Tenn. The property offers guests access to the Fountains of Farah, the El Paso Zoo, the El Paso Convention Center, the University of Texas at El Paso and Southwest University Park – home of the El Paso Chihuahuas.
“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” Callette Nielsen, VP and global brand manager, Courtyard, said in a statement. “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.”
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 an area for relaxing or for working. The new design also includes a light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room.
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 El Paso East/I-10 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 designed for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings. The lobby also includes The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect, offering casual seating; access to food and high quality, healthy menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer.
Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. The business library has several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status. The hotel also has a guest recycling program for the environment, with receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal located by side exits.
The four-story hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a fire pit area with swings, a fitness center facing the pool area and guest laundry, and offers 1,500 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 90 people.