Courtyard Oklahoma unveils upgrade

Courtyard by Marriott Oklahoma City Downtown/Bricktown hosted hundreds of
Oklahoma City dignitaries and special guests at a reception and open house
this week to showcase its completion of a $400,000 upgrade.The first floor of the three-year-old hotel at 2
West Reno was revamped, including redesign of the lounge, restaurant and
guest seating areas. The hotel is owned by Mr. John Q. Hammons and
operated by Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the
nation’s leading independent builder, developer, owner and manager of
upscale, full-service hotels, resorts and suites.
“We’ve been very successful at this location,” said Jim Rickards, general
manager of the hotel. “But we wanted to do something especially grand for
the Oklahoma Centennial that symbolizes our belief in exceeding the needs
of today’s customer. Our owner, Mr. Hammons, enthusiastically encouraged
us to do more than just freshen things up.”