Friday, September 3, 2010

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne opens with fan fare

Chamber President, Mike Landram, was proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with other city officials & downtown business people as the ribbon was cut at the Courtyard by Marriott in Fort Wayne. “It’s a great day if Fort Wayne,” Landram said as he recalled the efforts so many had made to pave the way for the Courtyard to open. “This will bring even more business to our city & attract even more guests. It’s a real win for our city.” he added.

The Courtyard by Marriott will be the site of the Chamber’s 135th Birthday Bash to be held on Nov 4. “What better way to honor where we’ve been & where we’re headed then to host our Birthday Bash in such a modern venue in classic downtown Fort Wayne,” Michelle Merritt, Chamber VP Membership & Communications commented. The 4200 square foot ball room along with the outdoor courtyard & private meeting rooms for the VIP party will allow party goers ample room to enjoy the festivities. The party will celebrate the Chamber’s past & announce exciting new things for the future. Merritt says, “This will be a party you won’t want to miss!”

The Courtyard’s location makes it easy for business travelers and tourists alike to access all Fort Wayne has to offer. Its 250 rooms are located perfectly between Parkview Field, the Grand Wayne Center, & the historic Embassy Theater. With the Botanical Gardens, Allen County Public Library & a variety of restaurants within blocks guests will have plenty of activities to choose from. Of course, that’s if they’re willing to leave the plush guest rooms, business center, fitness center, indoor pool and dining including healthy breakfast options.

The Courtyard boasts that it will provide stellar service to patrons. From the moment guests enter the hotel they will experience individualized service. From the individual reception areas for guests to check in, to the wireless center, & clusters of seating for relaxing or quiet conversation guest will feel the personal touch the Courtyard plans to provide.

The Goldstine Bridge was also dedicated during the hotels opening. The bridge provides a covered walkway from the third floor of the hotel to the Embassy Theater & the Grand Wayne Center. This connection provides additional opportunities for these venues to attract business.

Adjacent to the hotel is Champions Bar & Grill, a sports bar serving dinner & lunch providing a casual dining experience. It’s 24 flat screen TVs and laid back atmosphere is sure to draw a crowd. The Chamber’s Meet Me @5 event will be held their in January 2011.

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