For Immediate Release
Portland, ME May 21, 2014 –The Courtyard by Marriott in the Old Port opened its doors today culminating in a historic, yet trendy hotel on Commercial Street. The land, purchased in 1845 and passed down over generations, brings completion to the revitalization of the Old Port on the South side.
Courtyard by Marriott is one of the world’s leading hotel brands and is aimed at business travelers. This hotel showcases the newest design elements and is one of the first Courtyards with the new prototype aimed at exciting younger business travelers and families. The Courtyard Bistro serves Starbucks all day as well as breakfast, dinner and drinks. Phil Borkowski, Vice President of the Courtyard brand suggests; “The Old Port is a perfect location to help launch the exciting new Courtyard design. It provides for the needs of the Boomers and the Millennium generations.” Vin Veroneau explains, “JB Brown has been vested in the community since 1845 and we believe that our investment in this project shows our continued enthusiasm and commitment to Portland.” Sean Riley, CEO, Maine Course Hospitality Group, remarks, “The custom design of the public space brings the Old Port into the building, while the guestroom design appeals to those young at heart.”
This downtown hotel features three meeting rooms, a state of the art fitness room, valet parking and indoor pool. Many rooms offer views of Portland Harbor. The Bistro provides media booths with TVs and a place for impromptu meetings. The interactive “Go Board” enhances Guest services. Marriott Rewards, the guest rewards program, is one of the top programs in the world.
Portland based JB Brown is one of the oldest and largest property owners in Portland, focusing on perpetual ownership for over 185 years. Freeport based Maine Course Hospitality Group, owns and operates hotels throughout New England and is Maine’s largest Marriott franchisee.