New Courtyard opens in Cold Lake, Alberta

A new Courtyard by Marriott property is opening today in Cold Lake, Alberta. The 120-room Courtyard by Marriott Cold Lake utilizes Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, and is owned by CLFN Hotel Limited Partnerships and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts of Fairfax, Va., and Toronto, Canada.

Located along Highway 28 and adjacent to Casino Dene, the Courtyard Cold Lake offers access to nearby corporations such as Cenovus, Flint Energy, Imperial Oil, CNRL and Osum. The hotel is also located in close proximity to the Provincial Court of Alberta, City Hall and 4 Wing Canadian Air Force Base.

“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.”

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Upon arrival, guests can store bags on a “luggage drop” and plug personal devices into the “tech drop” ledge, designed to better utilize space within the guestroom. Signature furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art in the new guestroom. The new design also includes a light desk on wheels, allowing guests to work from anywhere in the room.

The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect at the Courtyard Cold Lake in Alberta, Canada.

The Courtyard Cold Lake also offers the “refreshing business” lobby environment, consisting of 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 pop-up meetings and social gatherings. The hotel is home to the only Starbucks in town and guests can order from a selection of coffee and teas while on the go or to relax in the lobby. The lobby also includes The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect, offering casual, flexible seating; access to food and healthy menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer.

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

The four-story hotel has an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, fitness center and guest laundry, and offers 2,142 square feet of meeting space to accommodate dinner functions up to 160 guests.

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