Courtyard by Marriott announced that 500 of its properties, nearly 60 percent of its portfolio in North America, have undergone the “Refreshing Business” renovation that features the Bistros, GoBoards and revitalized space. By the end of 2012, it is expected that three-quarters of the more than 800 domestic Courtyard hotels in the US and Canada will offer the refreshed lobbies.
The repositioning comes as a result of Courtyard's customer research. Features now include a 55-inch virtual concierge GoBoard LCD touch screen with weather, local news, and business and sports headlines from USA Today. The lobbies also feature a Bistro dining option.