Lafayette Hotel Project Set to Begin

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The Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Lafayette is about to undergo a $5 million expansion. Officials say the project will add a conference facility and 32 additional guest rooms. September 9, 2014

News Release

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Devry Butcher, the Area General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Lafayette, Indiana, today announced that the hotel is embarking upon a $5 million dollar expansion that will include a brand new, state-of-the-art, 15,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor conference facility and up to 32 additional guest rooms. The site of the conference facility will be on recently purchased land just south of the hotel’s current location on Fairington Avenue and is Phase two of five planned.

“We conducted local market research which showed that people planning meetings and events would like to have better options right here in Lafayette,” said Butcher. “Building the new conference facility is a great opportunity for the Courtyard Lafayette to provide our outstanding services and amenities to groups of travelers and event planners that have been looking for fresh and innovative facilities in the community.”

The new convention facility will be able to host up to 600 participants for fully catered indoor and outdoor events and will also include an expansive bridal suite, versatile meeting space, modern audio-visual systems, updated business services, and custom lighting. The tentative date for this facility to open is early Spring 2015.

Joe Seaman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce stated: “When one of our existing businesses expands, it signals both a strong belief in and a continued commitment to our community and its economic health. The Courtyard by Marriott's planned expansion reflects the vibrancy that so many have worked hard to achieve. This company sees even greater potential in this market and is willing to make a significant additional investment which tells us that, indeed, Greater Lafayette has something exceptional to offer businesses, visitors and residents.”

About the Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette Indiana (Trinitera Hotels, LLC)

The Courtyard Lafayette (www.CourtyardLafayette.com) has provided meeting and event services to the community since opening in March of 2009. The Courtyard currently has 90 guest rooms with a full service restaurant and bar, The Bistro, which also offers a limited Starbucks menu twenty-four hours a day which is open to both hotel guests and the public. The many amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness facilities.

The Courtyard Lafayette is famous for its relaxing outdoor seating area which includes a fully functional fire pit and beautifully landscaped waterfalls. The property has received numerous customer service awards from Marriott International over the last five years including the rare Platinum Circle Award which is awarded for ranking in the top 5 percent of Marriott Hotels for guest satisfaction. The Courtyard Lafayette just received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2014 and was ranked in the top 10 percent of worldwide traveler feedback.

About the Bricton Group

The Bricton Group, based in Mount Prospect, Ill., is one of the leading hotel management groups in the Midwest, operating and managing more than 16 successful properties. Bricton Group’s undivided attention to success and service in the hospitality industry includes services such as on-site management and operation, hotel business analyses, site evaluations, market demand studies and funding and lending assistance.

Source: Bricton Group