Marriot Columbia SC

COLUMBIA, SC (August 29, 2022) – Marriott Columbia [6] announces the
completion of its guest rooms and suites renovation. Owned and managed
by Columbia Sussex [7], the Marriott Columbia is located on Main Street
in the heart of downtown Columbia, which encompasses a 36-block area,
and is minutes from the State Capital, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden,
historic homes, and Bull Street Stadium. Columbia also is home to the
University of South Carolina and has hosted Southeast Conference
football teams, fans, and performers at Colonial Life Arena and Township
Auditorium from Bob Dylan to Elton John.

Groups of all sizes and leisure travelers visiting the area as a
destination will find more than 50 restaurants, eclectic shopping and an
old country store, and arts and cultural attractions including 36
properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the best
of independent films at the Nickelodeon Theatre and the award-winning
Columbia Museum of Art.

Marriott Columbia is the largest hotel downtown featuring a unique blend
of Southern comfort and urban style. The full-service hotel offers
Southern American cuisine in its Midlands restaurant and adjoining
lounge and features the most amount of flexible meeting and event spaces
in downtown Columbia, with 24,000 square feet that accommodate groups
ranging anywhere from five to 800 people.

The hotel’s room renovations mirror the richness of Columbia’s first
neighborhood, from a nod to its history and culture, to nature and the
the dynamic metropolitan lifestyle of the city. All 300 guest rooms,
including the Governor’s Suite, Parlor Suites, Jr. Suites, and Balcony
Suites have been renovated to reflect the new design philosophy,
coupled with a contemporary and upscale twist reflecting the Marriott
the brand’s comfortable, modern aesthetic. The complete redesign of the
hotel’s guest rooms included the appointment of entirely new furniture
and furnishings.

The guest rooms and suites take advantage of the stunning city views,
including Boyd Park at the Columbia Art Museum, Arsenal Hall, and
Historic Main street, with expansive windows, generously placed to allow
natural light to fill the rooms and suites. Artwork and furnishings
complement the focus on the area’s traditional roots with contemporary
materials and amenities. The rooms and suites feature neutral color
palettes with pops of rich blue and grey hues, juxtaposing natural wood
and metal materials with contemporary designs and thoughtfully curated
artistic focal points.

Additionally, each luxurious guest room is designed for optimal rest and
productivity with architectural framing, contrasting finishes and
thoughtful solutions to enhance a guest’s stay, such as:

•      Convenient wall outlets, lamp outlets, and nightstands outfitted
with USB ports for multiple electronic devices

•      Luxurious bedding with cotton-rich linens and fluffy pillows

•      High-speed Wi-Fi and a large desk with a well-lit workspace,
a comfortable chair and plug-in panels

•      50-inch flat-panel TVs with the Marriott Entertainment Package,
including premium cable and movie channels to keep guests

•      In-room coffee bar

•      Strategically placed mirrors, including a back-lit vanity mirror
and full-length mirrors

The Marriott Columbia features three concierge levels and a Concierge
Lounge. Concierge-level guests enjoy turn-down service (upon request)
and access to the Concierge Lounge on the 14th floor, which features
expanded continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres, desserts
and bar service.

Marriott Columbia has implemented a number of health guidelines and
safety measures [8] to allow people to feel comfortable traveling,
including the option for an entirely contactless stay, social events
designed to allow for social distancing, restrictions on the fitness center
capacity, housekeeping access to guest rooms, and thorough cleaning and
sanitation protocols throughout the property that follow Marriott
International’s Commitment to Clean standards. [9]

For more information about Marriott Columbia please call 803.771.7000 or

About Columbia Sussex:

Columbia Sussex is a private hotel company based in Crestview Hills,
Kentucky.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, the company was
founded in 1972 and is owned by the Yung family and headed by William J.
Yung III, president.  Columbia Sussex owns and operates hotels across
the United States, from Arizona to Alaska, Texas to Ohio, and Florida.
The company currently operates 41 hotels under three different brands
including Marriott Hotels, which includes Renaissance, and Westin;
Hilton Hotels and Resorts, and Hyatt Regency.  Full-service hotels and
resorts such as The Boulders Resort Golf & Spa, part of Hilton’s Curio
Collection, in Carefree, Arizona, Marriott Phoenix Resort at The Buttes
in Tempe, Arizona, Westin Atlanta Airport, Hilton Clearwater Beach
Resort and Spa in Clearwater, FL, and Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort at
Grand Dunes, South Carolina, collectively illustrate the breadth and
depth of Columbia Sussex’s management expertise.

Columbia Sussex is one of the largest Marriott franchisees in the
country and has been aggressively implementing a renovation program to
various Marriott properties, including Columbia Marriott, Marriott
Hilton Head Resort & Spa, Marriott Anchorage Downtown, Marriott
Albuquerque, Marriott Greensboro Downtown, Marriott Dallas Las Colinas,
Marriott Melville, Marriott Indianapolis North, Marriott Tampa
Westshore, Marriott Albany, Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside, Marriott
Hilton Head Resort and Spa, Marriot Savannah, Marriott Phoenix Airport
and Marriott Sanibel Harbour  Resort and Spa.  For more information,
visit [10].

About Marriott Hotels
With over 570 hotels and resorts in over 60 countries and territories
around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every
aspect of the guest’s stay, helping to relax, clear minds, stimulate new
ideas, and anticipate travelers’ needs, leaving them inspired to reach
their full potential. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global
travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with
innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services
that elevate style & design, and technology. To learn more, visit [11]. Stay connected to Marriott Hotels on
Facebook [12], @marriott on Twitter [13], and @marriotthotels on
Instagram [14]. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott
Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott
Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®
(SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global
brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits
including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite
status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the
program, visit [15].

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