Courtyard Marriott Madison East: Madison, Wis., hotel wins top Marriott award

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Madison, Wis., Hotel Wins Top Marriott Award

Courtyard by Marriott Madison East Named Brand’s Hotel of the Year

MADISON, Wis. (March 20, 2014) – Courtyard by Marriott Madison East recently won Marriott International’s prestigious Hotel of the Year award for the Courtyard brand, an honor achieved out of a field of 850 hotels around the world.

The hotel, located at 2502 Crossroads Drive in Madison, Wis., also won the Diamond Circle Award from Marriott, which made it eligible to compete for Hotel of the Year. Diamond Circle Award winners must be open for at least two years, obtain an overall satisfaction score in the top 5 percent for all Courtyard hotels, and achieve a Green level on Marriott’s Brand Standard Audit Operations Reviews.

“Being named Courtyard by Marriott Hotel of the Year is a testament to the high standard of service we uphold for our guests, and our team is honored to receive this distinction,” said Jeff Ryan, the hotel’s general manager. “We will continue in our efforts to satisfy our guests and make them feel as comfortable as possible while they’re away from home.”

The Courtyard by Marriott Madison East is a four-story property with 112 rooms, 15 suites and two meeting rooms. Open since 2003, the hotel has a fresh new look. A state-of-the-art lobby featuring the latest technology, in addition to food and beverage offerings, empowers guests while they are away from home. Rooms are contemporary yet comfortable, with plush bedding and spacious bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and flexible spaces that allow guests to work and relax.

North Central Group, a hotel management company based in Middleton, Wis., owns and operates Courtyard by Marriott Madison East under a franchise agreement with Marriott.

About North Central Group

Built on enduring principles and an unbridled passion for hospitality and real estate development, North Central Group owns and operates “focused-service” hotels. It manages more than 25 hotels and seven brands throughout Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. To learn more, visit www.ncghotels.com or call (608) 836-6060.

About the Courtyard by Marriott Madison East

The Courtyard by Marriott Madison East combines the latest technology with personal touches. Just a short drive away from downtown and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the hotel features a 24-hour market and business center for those working against the clock, and all-day dining at The Bistro. Guest rooms have a desk, mini-fridge, sofa, 32-inch LCD TV, cozy bedding and complimentary Wi-Fi. Popular with business travelers, the hotel offers two meeting spaces, a pool, a fitness center and a location near many companies, including American Family Insurance.

About Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 900 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program. For more information, contact the hotel at 608-661-2700, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit www.courtyard.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard.

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