A Courtyard by Marriott in Ardmore, Okla., officially opened. Located at 2025 North Rockford Road, the 127-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Beechwood Hospitality of Little Rock, Ark. The Courtyard Ardmore offers guests access to Lake Murray, the Ardmore Convention Center and the Hardy Murphy Coliseum.
“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.”
The hotel's new guestroom design includes a “Luggage Drop” for luggage storage upon arrival, and a "Tech Drop" area to plug in personal devices. Signature furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art in the new guestroom, such as the “LoungeAround” sofa, which creates an area relaxing or for working. The new design also includesa light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room.
The Courtyard Ardmore 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, flexible seating; a varied selection of healthy menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer.
The property's business library offers several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status. The four-story hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and courtyard centered around a fire pit, a fitness center and guest laundry, and offers 1,148 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 100 people.