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Grand Opening Celebration June 30 at New Portland, ME Hotel

Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront Officially Unveils Exciting New Lodging

PORTLAND, ME -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/14 -- A new Portland, Maine hotel opened its doors for the first time on May 21, opening not only a vibrant new place to stay, but also offering travelers a distinctive lodging option where guests can enjoy innovative spaces and contemporary designs.

While doors of the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront officially opened in May, the new hotel is hosting an official VIP Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for selected guests Monday, June 30 inside the property at 321 Commercial Street in downtown Portland, Maine.

Hotel owners JBB Hospitality, the management team from Maine Course Hospitality Group and hotel associates invite local residents, businesspersons and guests to join them for light food and beverages beginning at 4 p.m., with the official ribbon cutting ceremony and introductions to follow at 5.

As plans for the VIP Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony unfold, guests of the new Portland, Maine waterfront hotel are discovering exciting ways to work, socialize and relax in the modern business lobby, which includes media pods, complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of seating areas ideal for casual business or social gatherings. Breakfast and dinner options are handily available at The Bistro, where casual, flexible seating and easy access to high quality food make it a great choice for hotel meals. Offering healthy menu items for breakfast, light evening fare including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer, guests are finding The Bistro a great place to start and end their day.

"From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to business travelers," said Janis Milham, senior vice president, with Marriott's Modern Essentials and Extended Stay brands. "Today's technology has changed how people travel. Our guests want a room that has purpose and flexibility that enables a seamless transition between relaxing and working. Courtyard is designed to offer them a relaxing and functional space to work the way they want to, when they want to."

New room designs at the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront are intuitive and thoughtful, offering flexible and comfortable spaces that enable technology, while signature furniture and architectural elements replace traditional art. New "LoungeAround" sofas add both color and comfort to the rooms so guests enjoy a space ideal for both working and relaxing. Rooms also feature a light desk on wheels so guests can take their work anywhere in the room for added flexibility.

For more information about the new hotel in downtown Portland, Maine or to make reservations, contact the hotel at 1-207-780-6000 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pwmcd-courtyard-portland-downtown-waterfront/.

About the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront Hotel
Opening in Portland, Maine with exciting new lodging options for travelers to the Northeast, the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront Hotel welcomes guests with modern accommodations and impeccable services. Featuring the Courtyard's famous GoBoard® technology, the hotel lobby beckons guests with an inviting atmosphere and high-tech surroundings so they can work, socialize and relax, at will and enjoy the latest in news, weather and local happenings. Boasting a fitness center and an indoor pool for added relaxation, the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the Old Port in downtown Portland and is convenient to the University of Southern Maine and other popular attractions. Featuring a variety of guest rooms and suites with harbor views, guests are welcomed to discover the many things to do in Portland while enjoying a remarkable hotel experience.

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CONTACT:
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
207-780-6000
321 Commercial Street Portland, ME 04101
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pwmcd-courtyard-portland-downtown-waterfront/

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