Marriott Miami Airport Campus Unveils Three Hotel $70 Million Makeover

Sept. 29, 2009

MIAMI, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marriott Miami Airport Campus recently completed a $70 million renovation to the campus' three Marriott properties - the Miami Airport Marriott, the Courtyard Miami Airport South, and the Residence Inn Miami Airport South. Mr. Bill Marriott, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc. and Mr. Lee Pillsbury, Chairman and CEO of Thayer Lodging Group, Inc., will be on hand to host the grand re-opening ceremony at the Miami Airport Marriott on October 5, 2009. Entertainment will be provided by the Tito Puente, Jr. Orchestra.

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"We are very excited about the transformation of the entire Marriott Miami Airport Campus," said John Mulrey, general manager, Marriott Miami Airport Campus. "We pride ourselves on offering friendly, exceptional service to make our guests feel at home, and the renovations provide enhancements for business and leisure travelers alike."

The Marriott Miami Airport Campus is located just one mile from Miami International Airport and offers unsurpassed convenience and affordability for the modern day savvy business and leisure travelers. The campus' unique concept offers world-renowned Marriott services and an abundance of innovative amenities such as Hypo-allergenic PURE rooms, specially sanitized and outfitted with advanced air filtration systems for an irritant-free stay, state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, a 2,800 square-foot health club accessible to guests of all three hotels, the ultra-compatible Marriott Plug-In feature which provides plug-ins for all types of electronic devices and gaming systems and sleek LCD flat-screen televisions. Other guest facilities and services within the campus include luxury bedding, an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, wireless high-speed internet access and complimentary airport shuttle.

The 366 room Miami Airport Marriot features Cane Fire Grille Restaurant and Lounge and a Starbucks®. This property is the first Miami Marriott to adopt the brand's imaginative M.I. Greatroom; a concept Marriott implemented to encourage both work and relaxation in the lobby's common area. The newly renovated lobby includes communal tables with complimentary Wi-Fi, media zone and a day/night bar. The three trendy zones meet the changing needs of today's savvy business and leisure travelers. The five-story hotel offers 17,000 square-feet of meeting space spread over 11 meeting rooms.

Courtyard Miami Airport South makes travel hassle free and comfortable with Courtyard by Marriott's innovative features. Boasting the Courtyard by Marriott's "refreshing business" makeover, Courtyard Miami Airport South is the first in the area to feature the new lobby and room design. Unique to the Courtyard Miami Airport South is the hotel's 300 guest rooms and 2,900 square-feet of meeting space dispersed over six meeting rooms. Courtyard Miami Airport South takes travel convenience into consideration with an interactive GoBoard(TM) providing up-to-date local information, weather and maps, high-tech functionality including media pods along with food and beverage options at the Champions Sports Bar, featuring 23 HD TVs and a menu of savory American classics served all day.

The 163-suite Residence Inn Miami Airport South is designed to help guests thrive on long stays and provide leisure travelers with a tremendous value. The hotel's studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites create a residential environment and provide spacious accommodations for total guest comfort. Ideal for stays of five nights or more, each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave oven, full-sized appliances and complimentary high-speed internet access. The hotel offers daily housekeeping, complimentary grocery shopping and same-day dry cleaning. These amenities, along with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, outdoor swimming pool, exercise room, social room, weeknight social hour and faxing/copying/printing assistance, allow guests to thrive during long stays with intuitive service and a human touch.

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