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Hotels in New Braunfels, Texas

December 30, 2010 09:39 ET

Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village Wins Two Of HotelWorld Network's 2010 Hospitality Awards

BRYAN, TEXAS--(Marketwire - December 30, 2010) - Oldham Goodwin Group (, in conjunction with TEKMAK Development Company (, is pleased to announce that the Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village, a 125 room development, unique hotel in New Braunfels, Texas on the Guadalupe River, has received Best Opening of the Year and Best Overall Hospitality Marketing Campaign from HotelWorld Network's 2010 Hospitality Awards.

"The HotelWorld Network Hospitality Awards are dedicated to acknowledging the outstanding individuals and properties that have created an environment of excellence for others to follow in the industry." -- HotelWorld Network Web site.

The award for Best Opening of the Year was judged on the criteria of architecture and design of the property, budgetary information and success after opening including market share, occupancy and Average Daily Rate (ADR). The hotel was completed on budget and on time with TEKMAK Development as construction administrator. The hotel outperformed its competitive set in occupancy, market share and ADR under Oldham Goodwin's management.

The award for Best Overall Hospitality Marketing Campaign was judged on the use of more than one marketing medium to express a marketing message. The marketing campaign used for the hotel in downtown New Braunfels was very complex and multilayered due to the nature of the geographic and tourist-natured area. The approach included utilizing marketing channels of print, press releases, web, social networking, billboards, and corporate and complimentary business referrals.

"To win two national awards of this stature is very special and is a credit to the creativeness and enthusiasm of the Oldham Goodwin management team and the uniqueness of this hotel property," said Tom Kirkland, President & CEO, TEKMAK Development Company.

Hunter Goodwin, President and Director of Hospitality, Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC, said, "I am extremely proud of our entire team. They showed their devotion and commitment to achieving very focused sales goals, while facing tough economic challenges. We are humbled and appreciative of being recognized for excellence in the hospitality industry."

This New Braunfels hotel is one of three new build properties, opened in 2009, managed by Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC and developed by TEKMAK Development, a Dallas hotel development company. To view the contest results visit: 

For more information about hotel development or TEKMAK Development's other services, visit or call (214) 890.9225.

For more information about Hospitality Management or Oldham Goodwin's other commercial real estate services, visit or call (979) 268.2000.

For more information about the Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village or to make reservations at this hotel near the Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, visit or call (830) 626.4700.