SOURCE: Marriott International
FREDERICKSBURG, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 26, 2013) - When it comes to standards, nothing's good as gold, and on May 31, 2013, the Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District, offering Fredericksburg, VA suites, was recognized with the Gold Award at Marriott's annual CFRST General Managers Conference.
Held in Orlando, the conference focused on Iconic Leaders, both in and outside of the company. More than 2,700 general managers from Marriott's five select-service brands -- Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites -- came together to learn about new initiatives and programs, focus on leadership skills and pick up tools to improve hotel performance. They also gathered to honor top properties, including these Fredericksburg, VA accommodations.
This Fredericksburg, VA lodging was honored for the third consecutive year, this year coming home with the Gold Award, given to the top 10% of 934 Courtyards in 28 countries. The win was based on Guest Satisfaction Survey (GSS) scores, and the hotel's general manager, Tony Kala, and vice president of operations, Brian Cook, were on hand to receive the award.
Those in attendance were also treated to a star-studded lineup of speakers who epitomize the Iconic Leaders theme. Speakers included former President Bill Clinton, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, Marriott president and CEO Arne Sorenson and executive chairman and business icon J.W. Marriott, Jr.
About the Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District
Located halfway between Richmond and D.C., the Courtyard Fredericksburg Historic District offers a convenient location for both business and leisure travelers. The only hotel in the historic area, this business-friendly hotel welcomes guests with a flexible lobby space, offering areas for work and relaxation. Access the latest news, weather and airport information on the GoBoard. Enjoy fresh, healthy breakfast options and evening dinner service at The Bistro, where guests can sit and stay or grab and go. The lobby also offers boarding pass-printing services and a full-service, 24-hour business center. Spacious, contemporary guest rooms feature luxury bedding, complimentary wireless Internet access and a large desk with ergonomic chair. Convenient to the Amtrak station, University of Mary Washington and businesses including Geico, Intuit, Quantico and Dahlgren, this Fredericksburg hotel's three meeting and wedding venues are ideal for getting together with clients and colleagues, family and friends. Stay in shape with the 24-hour gym, indoor pool or strolls along the nearby waterfront.