Courtyard Hotel in Moorhead, Minnesota

26th Nov 2002

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 126-room Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead, Minn., this December. Located at 1080 28th Avenue South, the Courtyard Moorhead will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Hegg Companies, Inc. of Sioux Falls, N.D.

Situated 10 miles from Hector International Airport and 10 miles from North Dakota State University, the Courtyard Moorhead also offers guests convenient access to Concordia College, West Acres Mall, the FargoDome and the Plains Art Museum. Rates begin at $74 per night.

“At Courtyard, we research and test our designs to provide for comfort and functionality,” said Courtyard Brand Vice President Mike Hutter. “We’ve become America’s leading select-service hotel brand by listening to our customers and giving them what they want at a rate below traditional full-service hotels.”

Courtyard guest rooms feature either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, a seating area with sofa bed or oversized chair, a large, well-lit work desk and two telephones equipped with data ports. Other amenities include in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and cable television with a free premium movie channel. The Courtyard Moorhead features five suites with a king-size bed, refrigerator and microwave oven, two conference suites with whirlpool spas and conference areas, and six additional whirlpool rooms.

The three-story hotel also offers 11 meeting rooms with 10,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 1,000 people. Other guest services and features include:


—Restaurant serving breakfast
—Lounge & lobby
—Indoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa
—Exercise room
—Fax and copy services
—Guest laundry

Meeting the evolving needs of the traveler, Courtyard has redesigned its public space. The new concept includes: a business library featuring individual workstations with high speed data ports and ergonomic chairs; a pantry-style, 24-hour “grab and go” food and beverage area; and a lounge area where guests can work, meet and dine in a relaxing setting.

Courtyard by Marriott is the leading select-service hotel brand in the United States. Providing guests with a combination of casual comfort and timesaving services, Courtyard hotels feature large functional guest rooms and are conveniently situated where people travel. Locations range from airports and office parks to downtown areas and recreational destinations. Several locations feature revitalized historical buildings. Courtyard has more than 540 hotels worldwide, including properties in the U.K., Germany and China. Courtyard participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at more than 2,100 Marriott hotels worldwide.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Moorhead hotel directly 218-284-1000, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, contact a travel agent or visit the web site at



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