Oklahoma City – September 1, 2009 – Residence Inn by Marriott-Oklahoma City West has completed its renovation after suffering damage to the property in a January 2008 fire. The hotel re-opened in June 2008 but without its gatehouse, which had to be completely rebuilt. The full renovation includes renovation of its 136 guestrooms and lobby space, transforming the hotel into unique spaces designed to let guests work or relax at their own pace. The new design features contemporary décor, zones to support guest activities of eating, working, and relaxing, the latest in technology, and engaging music and lighting schemes.
“This hotel has served the community in Oklahoma City for the past 30 years,” said Bill Dietz, general manager, Residence Inn-Oklahoma City West. “We are proud to now unveil a modern new gatehouse along with upgraded suites.”
The new guestrooms offer four separate “zones” where guests can live, work, eat and sleep at their own pace. Each spacious room features a modern kitchen, complete with granite, porcelain tile, stainless steel appliances, glass and warm wood; a multifunctional “great room” area with soft seating, a 32-inch LCD flat-screen television, and complementary pieces; a comfortable home office work station with the latest in technology; a luxurious master bedroom with crisp, clean linens; and a refreshing oasis bathroom with tile, flattering lighting, and clean, fresh design.
The new public area provides multi-function space in a comfortable, casual setting with the latest décor and technology. The lobby design includes three signature spaces. The Deck is an open-air living room with comfortable outdoor seating, a fire pit and relaxing music designed to help guests unwind.
Residence Inn introduced the term "extended-stay" in 1975 when the first Residence Inn opened to serve the needs of travelers seeking apartment-style accommodations for their longer stays. Today, by providing the comforts of the modern home, including upscale design, spacious suites with full kitchens and separate sleeping areas, Residence Inn is thoughtfully designed to allow the "marathon business traveler" to thrive while on long stays.
Located four miles from the Will Rogers World Airport and five minutes from downtown, the Residence Inn by Marriott-Oklahoma City West offers guests convenient access to the Oklahoma State Fair Park, Whitewater Bay and the Oklahoma Bombing Memorial. The hotel will host a Grand Re-Opening Party on Thursday, September 10, 2009.
A complimentary hot breakfast buffet, HomeTouch is available each morning in the lobby area. Other hotel facilities and services include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, complimentary shuttle service, a social room, weeknight social hour and faxing/copying/printing. The two-story hotel also offers a meeting room with 400 square feet of meeting space accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 20 people.
A leader in extended-stay lodging, Residence Inn offers more than 550 hotels in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards program, which enables members to earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage in their preferred airline program for dollars spent at more than 2,500 Marriott hotels in 56 countries.