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The Courtyard by Marriot Charlottesville - University of Virginia Medical Center, Completes a Major Lobby and Guestroom Renovation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crestline Hotels & Resorts announces the completion of a major guestroom update and renovation of the Courtyard by Marriott Charlottesville- University of Virginia Medical Center. To complement the recent brand refresh of the hotel's lobby, the hotels 139 guestrooms, suites and hallways have been updated with all new soft goods and furniture. Guestrooms now feature new plush bedding, carpeting, wall coverings and draperies that include Courtyard's signature features such as functional work space, spacious bathrooms, a separate seating area and complimentary in-room high-speed Internet. In addition, each guestroom now has a microwave and mini-fridge. In keeping with guest preferences, the hotel's double-double rooms have been converted to queen-queen rooms providing more spacious bedding. Also new, in select king-bedded rooms there is a wet bar feature, and all suites and select king-bedded rooms now include a Keurig™ Coffee Maker with a variety of K-Cup™ options. Guests staying in suites will enjoy an iHome™ clock radio/dock.

The Courtyard Charlottesville is located at 1201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA. It is near the campus of the University of Virginia and within walking distance to the University Medical Center. For events and meetings there is a choice of three meeting rooms, totaling 1900 square feet of space as well as banquet and catering services.

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. Adaptable 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 Market, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste guests may have forgotten to pack.

Leisure travelers will enjoy the short walk to the Historic Downtown Mall, considered one of the finest urban parks in the country, with 120 shops and 30 restaurants. The nearby Charlottesville Pavilion hosts a number of outside concerts throughout the spring through the fall. In addition, the hotel is a favorite for Cavalier fans and alumni. For more information and reservations call 434-977-1700 or visit online at www.marriott.com.

About Crestline Hotels & Resorts LLC

Crestline Hotels & Resorts LLC is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the company presently manages 43 hotels, resorts, and conference centers with nearly 7,500 rooms in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline manages properties under such well-regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Westin, and Crowne Plaza as well as independent, private label hotels and conference centers throughout the United States. For more information visit: www.crestlinehotels.com.

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CONTACT: Gayle MacIntyre Global Ink Communications 404-643-8222 gaylemacintyre@bellsouth.netSource:Crestline Hotels & Resorts