SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 09, 2012 17:26 ET

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside Organizes Blood Drive

Hotel Works With American Red Cross to Host Blood Donation

CULVER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2012) - While providing comfortable, convenient rooms is their business, the true passion of many hotel staffs is in serving their communities. It's that spirit to serve that has inspired the staff and management of the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside to partner with the American Red Cross to organize a blood drive.

Every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from volunteer donors who choose to help. On May 15, 2012, the hotel played host to 38 blood donors, including hotel employees, hotel guests, friends and family. Together, those 38 donors save a total of 87 lives with their donations.

With only three out of every 100 people currently donating blood, the American Red Cross works closely with partners coast-to-coast to host and support blood drives of this type. From its beginning, the American Red Cross has "...formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The American Red Cross blood donor embodies this principle."*

The staff and management of the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside are proud to support this mission and efforts of the American Red Cross to maintain and increase the nation's blood supply.

The Courtyard is an ideal location not only for a blood drive, but for convenient access to some of Los Angeles' most famous attractions and beaches, including: Marina del Rey, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Pepperdine University and LMU. These Culver City accommodations feature 260 spacious guest rooms and suites with complimentary Internet and available room service. Guest rooms also feature convenient work areas with ergonomic chairs, lamps, speaker phones and roll-out room service tables. Each room's amenities include a 32-inch plasma TV, laptop safe, iron/board, hairdryer, coffeemaker and mp3 compatible clock radio. In addition, this west Los Angeles hotel offers a complimentary USA Today newspaper each morning for our guests.

The Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside features a restaurant, lounge and a state-of-the-art fitness room. Business travelers enjoy our downtown Culver City, CA, hotel's modern business center and more than 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space for business and social events. For Culver City meetings, the hotel includes a 2,600 square foot Studio Ballroom, large breakout rooms and two executive boardrooms.

Distinctly unique amongst hotels in Culver City, this hotel also provides a healthy breakfast buffet with cooked-to-order items freshly prepared and reasonably priced to start your day right.

About the Courtyard Los Angeles Westside

Conveniently located near LAX, downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach and Santa Monica, the recently renovated Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside reflects the trendy and contemporary LA lifestyle. Popular among hotels in west LA, this customer-focused Culver City lodging is also near the J. Paul Getty Museum, Sony Picture Studios and other attractions. In addition to 250 rooms and 10 suites on 12 floors, this hotel also features more than 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space with Internet.

*From http://www.redcross.org

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