SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 01, 2014 15:54 ET

New Director of Sales Brings Experience and Enthusiasm to Columbia, Missouri Hotel

The Courtyard Columbia Welcomes the Fresh Vision of Mr. Zach Nelson

COLUMBIA, MO--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Joining the staff of a hotel is a lot like joining a new family. There is a core group of people who work together through thick and thin to advance common goals even as they celebrate individual successes. And at the Courtyard Columbia, the newest member of the professional family is Director of Sales Zach Nelson, a team player who is looking forward to the exciting challenges posed by this full-service property.

Mr. Nelson earned his B.S. in Management from Missouri State University before pursuing a career in sales and sales management. After serving as Territory Manager for Best Buy Homecare, he joined the staff of this Columbia, Missouri hotel in February 2014.

Mr. Nelson may have grown up on the East Coast and lived around the United States, but the Midwest is now his adopted home. And that's good news for guests of this Columbia, MO lodging. As Mr. Nelson assumes the tasks of his position like assisting clients in booking spaces for conferences and accommodations as well as liaising with local and national accounts, his appreciation for the local area and the hotel will help him create customized options for guests and clients. Of course, his job will be considerably easier now that the conference center, following a complete renovation in the winter of 2013, offers more than 6,000 square feet of stylish meeting and banquet space. Up to 300 people can convene at one time, all while enjoying the elegant fare of the hotel's executive chef, Steven Wahle.

Further separating the property from other hotels near the Mizzou football stadium is the guest room renovations currently underway. All 133 guest rooms are receiving enviable updates to their carpet, vinyl, soft goods, pictures and seating (with aerodynamic chairs on the way, much to the delight of business travelers everywhere). These changes, coupled with the property's extensive amenities like on-site dining, a renovated lobby, shuttle service to the airport, free Internet access and an indoor pool and fitness center, mean Mr. Nelson should have no trouble winning over groups and travelers to this University of Missouri hotel.

And the hotel, in return, has been won over by Mr. Nelson's professionalism, expertise and vision. Family, after all, sticks together.

About the Courtyard Columbia
There's not much guests can't do at the Courtyard Columbia, a full-service property located near the University of Missouri. Offering guests a range of amenities like a fitness room, an indoor pool and whirlpool and a redesigned lobby with attractive seating and GoBoard technology, the hotel is ideal for business guests, student families and leisure travelers. The recently renovated conference center features exhibition space, tasteful design and exquisite catering options matched in quality by the hotel's on-site restaurants. In addition to the American fare, Starbucks drinks and evening beer and wine menus at The Bistro, guests can sit down to hearty, Irish-American dishes at the hotel's Bennigan's restaurant. Evening receptions featuring complimentary beer and wine are great ways for guests to network and relax before retiring to their spacious, amenity-laden guest rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers are included in each guest room, while complimentary, high-speed Internet, plush bedding and large desks -- not to mention the hotel's award-winning service -- leave visitors wanting for nothing.

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