New Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis West prepares to open

Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis West. Photo credit: Marriott International

Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis West is scheduled to open its doors in St. Louis Park, Minn., on Feb. 1, 2018. The property will include Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, which promotes flexibility and choices. 

Located at 9980 Wayzata Boulevard, the 142-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by CSM Lodging of Minneapolis, Minn. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Minneapolis West offers guests access to the Mall of America, Target Field, Ridgedale Center and U.S. Bank Stadium.

The brand's latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. Indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette were chosen to provide a soothing and calm environment.

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“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” Callette Nielsen, VP and global brand manager, Courtyard by Marriott, said in a statement. “Today’s technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility, enabling 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.”

“We are truly excited about adding this hotel to our growing portfolio of exceptional lodging properties,” Steve Schlundt, CSM’s president of lodging and residential, said in a statement. “Our longstanding partnership with Marriott allows us to offer top-notch facilities and the latest amenities to our guests in high-demand area such as west metro Minneapolis.” 

Courtyard's new room design offers flexible spaces that enable technology. 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 an additional area for relaxing or for working, and the new design also includes a light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room. The hotel also includes Marriott’s new MVP Guest Entertainment Technology providing more than 40 HD channels, interactive guide and streaming for Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora and Crackle.

An upgraded bathroom layout is also being implemented, including a “shower nook” housing shampoos and towels.

The Courtyard Minneapolis West uses the brand’s latest lobby design, which incorporates a newly-designed Bistro as the epicenter of the lobby. The Bistro offers guests a wide variety of “made to order” food options, grab and go items, and also has an array of cocktails, beer and wine for guests to unwind at the end of the day.

Throughout the hotel, guests can connect with ample electrical outlets. The business library houses several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.

The six-story hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a complimentary shuttle, a fitness center, a guest laundry and 1,388 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 100 people, with an additional 12,333 square feet of space at the adjoining Minneapolis Marriott West. The hotel also gives guests access to Kip’s Irish Pub for roomservice and onsite dining options.