PALMDALE – Ohio natives Anna Deschryver and Tonette Steward, both in town for business, were pleasantly surprised when they checked into the Palmdale Courtyard Marriott last night.
“I didn’t even recognize it when we walked in this time,” said Deschryver. “I was like ‘wow this is completely different!’”
“Right away I noticed that there was something different, and then we just took a look around and we liked the whole modern look that they incorporated,” said Steward.
The modern look is part of Courtyard’s recent renovation, which was completely in late 2011.
“We gutted the entire lobby,” said Sales Manager Vanessa Rhoder. “From start to finish it was completed in eight weeks.”
Officials from the City of Palmdale and the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce joined the staff of the Palmdale Courtyard Marriott Tuesday to celebrate the completion of a full renovation of the lobby of its 90-room Courtyard located at 530 West Rancho Vista Blvd. in Palmdale.
Certificates were presented by the Chamber and City to Courtyard Marriott Assistant General Manager Zane Torgeson.
“This beautiful modern look gives travelers another outstanding option for accommodations when visiting the Antelope Valley,” said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. “Its close proximity to restaurants and shopping make it an ideal location.”
The hotel now features the Courtyard Marriott brand’s new ‘Refreshing Business’ lobby concept, designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road.
According to Courtyard Marriott staff, the company is about halfway through a remodeling program designed to create the new look for all its properties.
The traditional front desk has been replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions when guests check in. Seating options now range from a communal table in the middle of the action, to private media booths with high-definition televisions, to a semi-enclosed lounge area.
A signature element of the new lobby is the exclusive GoBoard technology, a 50-inch LCD touch screen that features local information, maps, weather, and news, business and sports headlines.
“Guests can find local restaurants, parks, entertainment, and things to do at just the touch of a button,” said Rhoder.
The new lobby also features free WiFi and electrical outlets throughout the lobby to power digital devices. An enlarged business library offers a separate station dedicated to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.
“There is a color printer which is really nice, and the computer monitors are very big, so that’s really convenient,” said Deschryver.
For more information, contact Sales Manager Vanessa Roder at 661-947-4100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.