A Tour of the Newly Renovated Courtyard by Marriott in Syracuse

Yesterday, I toured the newly renovated Courtyard Hotel by Marriott in Syracuse. I was very impressed with its new lobby.  

Over the last two or three years, Marriott put big effort on transforming the Courtyard brand with a “refreshing business lobby.” Personally, I have stayed in several Courtyard hotels with the new lobby concept in different locations, but I have to admit that I really love the new lobby of this Courtyard in Syracuse. 

Like many other newly renovated Courtyard, this hotel’s lobby also has many functional zones. It also has a cozy feel. What I like the most about this lobby, however, is how seamlessly one functional space flows to another. These functional spaces look great as individual zones, yet they are nicely put together as different components of the lobby. I also love the blue and orange accent, which blends with the SU theme very well. I feel relax in this welcoming atmosphere. 

As food retail has become more important in hotel operations, I also saw the Market and the bistro in the lobby. Courtyard is the pioneer who responds to the proposed health-care legislation by posting the calorie information of all menu items in the lobby.  

Overall, the hotel has gone through an impressive transformational change since my last tour in April 2011. To check out more pictures I took during the tour, please visit the photo album on my Facebook page --- don’t forget to “Like” my page!

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