The Courtyard by Marriott Columbus/OSU at Grandview Yard is scheduled to open at the end of the month.
Located at 780 Yard Street, the 135-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Nationwide Reality Investors and managed by Columbus Hospitality Management of Columbus, Ohio. The hotel offers guests access to downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University and Huntington Park.
Courtyard’s latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and preparation. Indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette was chosen to create a soothing and calm environment.
“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers,” said Callette Nielsen, VP and global brand manager, Courtyard. “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 new room design includes “luggage drop” locations, and a “Tech Drop” where guests can plug in personal devices for seamless technology integration. Furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art in the new guestroom. The “LoungeAround” sofa offers a pop of color and a comfortable 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 layout creates an enhanced bathroom experience. A “Shower Nook” houses shampoos and towels, making amenities accessible without having to leave the shower.
The Courtyard Columbus/OSU at Grandview Yard also offers the “refreshing business lobby” environment, where guests can access 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; access to food and high quality, healthy menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer.
The hotel’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 has an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor fire pit and guest laundry, and offers 600 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 40 people.