CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 337-room Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North recently completed a major million-dollar redesign of its lobby. The Chicago hotel near Magnificent Mile now features Courtyard's new refreshing business lobby concept, designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road.
The contemporary lobby welcomes travelers with vivid contrasting colors. The traditional front desk was replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal interactions when guests check in.
A signature element is the exclusive GoBoard® technology, a 52-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather and news, business and sports headlines. Guests can navigate using the touch screen to find restaurants, local attractions and directions. As a downtown Chicago meeting facility, an enlarged business library features free Wi-Fi, several complimentary computer terminals, electrical outlets, a free printer and computer stations dedicated to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight statuses.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. Receptacles for paper, glass, plastic and metal are conveniently located by side exits. About Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River NorthDiscover a haven of urban sophistication at our exciting hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois, Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North. Located on the famous Restaurant Row, this hotel offers easy access to fine dining and exciting nightlife as well as close proximity to the EL Train. Experience the Windy City from the modern comforts of oversized River North hotel rooms offering plush bedding and amenities. Grab a coffee at Starbucks or enjoy breakfast at State Street Bread Company, located adjacent to the newly renovated hotel lobby. Stay fit on the road with our fitness center and indoor pool. Plan accordingly with technologically adept meeting space, ideal for corporate gatherings or intimate social functions. Depart from typical downtown Chicago hotels and take advantage of the revitalized Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North to embrace the heart of the city. For more information, to make a reservation or to submit a request for proposal, call 1-312-329-2500 or visit www.CourtyardChicagoDowntown.com. SOURCE Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North