Could You Use Two Free Nights at a Courtyard Marriott?

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The flexible new Courtyard lobby and gathering space

Editor’s note – This contest has ended! Congratulations to Barry F. of Florida who will be spending two nights at a newly renovated Courtyard hotel of his choice. Thanks to everyone who entered. 


What would you do with two free nights in a Courtyard Marriott hotel? Take your sweetie away for the weekend? Go on a road trip? Make that sales call for your business in person instead of on the phone? See the relatives without seeing too much of them?

The fine folks at Marriott want one of our lucky Hotel-Scoop readers to experience their new renovated lobbies, which are rolling out across the whole chain.

So far, 500 of their locations have been converted to the new lobby environment, which offers you an open and flexible space to “eat, drink and connect.” The key components are free Wi-Fi, a variety of seating zones, and media pods with the GoBoard. That big screen is meant to be more than a concierge could ever be, serving up real-time content including news, local weather, travel details and local area mapping. It’ll give you driving directions, walking directions, info on local attractions, or show times. (Sorry, it won’t shine your shoes.)

So here’s how to enter. First go check out the Courtyard new lobby look. Then click on this page to see where all the newly renovated lobbies are located. In the comments below, tell us which renovated Courtyard by Marriott you would use your two free nights at and why. (Don’t worry, you can use the two-night gift card at any of them if you’re the winner.)

The contest runs through noon on Sunday, May 20. That evening we’ll choose a winner using and will notify you by e-mail. If there’s no response within 72 hours, we’ll pick an alternate. Open to U.S. residents only of 18 years or older, except where prohibited by law. No employees or contractors of Al Centro Media may enter. Winner’s name will be posted within one week of contest closing on this post.

For more information on Courtyard, see the official Courtyard by Marriott site or learn more about all the brands, including their popular guest rewards program, at

This contest was sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott. The winner will receive a gift card towards 2 free nights at a Courtyard by Marriott property within the Continental US. The editor of Hotel-Scoop will also be receiving a complimentary two night stay at a renovated Courtyard property to write a future review.

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