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September 27, 2013 16:01 ET

Riverside, California Hotels Welcome a Vibrant New Lobby Experience

With Spaces to Dine, Gather and Relax, the New Lobby at Courtyard Riverside Downtown/UCR Area Adds a Fresh Dimension to Hospitality

RIVERSIDE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2013) - First impressions can make or break a job interview, a date or a hotel experience. And while the first two scenarios simply depend upon personalities clicking and fate, the last of these enjoys a certain amount of control in terms of ensuring a favorable outcome. With this in mind, the Courtyard Riverside Downtown/UCR Area recently unveiled major renovations to its public spaces and redefined its image in the process.

Perhaps the most notable change came in the form of The Bistro, which serves as the centerpiece for the hotel. Open for breakfast, dinner and evening cocktails, the eatery whips up a variety of healthy options as well as specialty drinks made with Starbucks coffee. An adjacent door opens onto the hotel's 1,550 sq. ft. of meeting space from The Bistro, which allows the dining room to expand. This is good news considering some of the plans in place for the coming months. Special events (think live music and massages) are in the works to make The Bistro stand out among Riverside, California restaurants.

The Bistro will also prepare a variety of cold items like salads, sandwiches and drinks that will be available for sale in the revamped Market. Not only does The Market offer the last word in convenience with a wide array of healthy snack and meal options, it has also been expanded to three times its original size. Having easy access to such satisfying fare will come in handy for guests who relax in the extensively remodeled lobby. There, twilight colors like blues, grays and oranges soothe visitors who can enjoy a home-theater experience via the 55-inch, built-in television and extended couch. Two media pods offer more individualized service with modern circular seating that wraps around televisions.

Guests visiting this hotel near the Riverside, California Convention Center will appreciate its updated business center as well. Equipped with two computers and a printer, not to mention an inspiring wall design depicting an open sky, it's the perfect place to catch up on work or prepare for a conference. Groups who take advantage of this hotel's Riverside, California meeting space will enjoy state-of-the-art technology, space for up to 120 attendees and a professional staff eager to get all the details right.

With a number of hotel packages available, along with enticing renovations to this stylish property, travelers have plenty of reasons to visit Riverside, California. And with so many appealing new features onsite, the hotel is bound to make an excellent first impression.

About Courtyard Riverside Downtown/UCR Area
Travelers looking for tech-savvy lodgings, stylish spaces and convenient location will find everything they desire and more at Courtyard Riverside Downtown/UCR Area. With 163 guestrooms located near the 60/215/91 freeways, the hotel gives visitors easy access to a number of area attractions like UC Riverside, the Riverside Convention Center, March Air Force Base and Disneyland. On property, the newly launched Bistro, revamped lobby and expanded Market feel fresh and inviting and serve as ideal places to meet and dine. More official meetings can convene within the property's four meeting rooms, which offer 1,550 sq. ft. of space. Other amenities, from free Internet in guestrooms, to our fitness center and heated outdoor pool, ensure that travelers can easily stick to their favorite routines. At the end of the day, visitors can look forward to a good night's rest on thick mattresses and fluffy pillows, leaving them rejuvenated and ready for whatever the day may bring.

About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, including guest guided video tours of the new lobby and the latest brand information, visit For reservations, go to or contact a travel professional

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