Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport opened its doors this month and welcomed guests to its innovative lobby and room design on the picturesque island. This latest Courtyard is the brand’s fourth in its Hawaii portfolio and the first managed by Marriott International, Inc. Located at 532 Keolani Place, the hotel is owned by R.D. Olson Development and features the Refreshing Business lobby that offers flexible private/public space, media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones, ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings.
The 128-room, 10-suite Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport helps guests stay connected, productive and comfortable. Thoughtfully planned, each room features plush bedding, functional work space with an ergonomic chair, spacious bathrooms, a separate seating area and complimentary in-room high-speed Internet. Individual climate control, 37-inch LCD high-definition televisions and iPod docking stations help add to guests’ comfort.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport provides convenient access to Maui’s pristine beaches, the area’s top attractions, including Upcountry Maui, Paia and Road to Hana, as well as the Kahului Airport, for which complimentary shuttle service is offered.
Courtyard by Marriott understands business travelers, and, through extensive research, the brand continues to evolve to meet guests’ changing needs. Combining innovative technology with style and comfort, the adaptable lobby space allows guests options to make the most of their time on the road.
“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what business travelers want from a hotel,” said Janis Milham, vice president and global brand manager, Courtyard by Marriott. “Guests want more control and choice with services and amenities that create a healthy balance between working and relaxing. The Courtyard lobby invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize or be entertained, whether traveling alone or with colleagues.”
The open, bright and contemporary Courtyard hotel lobby welcomes guests with vivid contrasting colors, including blue, green, orange and red. The traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions when guests check in and allow staff to show guests the lobby features and provide assistance. Flexible seating options range from a communal table in the middle of the action, to more private media booths with high-definition televisions, to a more intimate, semi-enclosed lounge area.
Dining has also been completely redesigned with The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect.®, offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer so guests can unwind. Coffee lovers can also enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste mistakenly left behind.
A key component of the Courtyard lobby is the newly enhanced GoBoard® 4.0, which presents local information, maps, weather, and headline news on a 55-inch LCD touch screen. Designed with today’s busy traveler in mind, the award-winning GoBoard® features mobile integration, enabling guests to send directions from the GoBoard® directly to their smart phones. Guests can also touch the screen for immediate access to detailed flight information for local airports, popular entertainment and local event information, and walking directions.
Throughout the hotel, guests can connect to free WiFi, and there are ample electrical outlets in the lobby to power digital devices. The business library features several complimentary computer terminals, along with a free printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status. Guests can also take advantage of state-of-the-art meeting space, a well-equipped fitness center, surfboard storage and a sparkling outdoor pool, complete with relaxing cabanas and a whirlpool.
Green has been Courtyard’s signature color since Marriott launched the brand 25 years ago. Now it is even greener with the introduction of a guest recycling program for the environment. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal will be conveniently located by side exits.