SOURCE: Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc.

July 06, 2012 16:35 ET

Tulsa Marriott Hotel Green Lights New User-Friendly Lobby Project

Tallgrass Grille to Debut in March After Hotel Lobby Takes on Expansive New Look

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2012) - Adding a bold new look to the lobby of a prominent hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Crossland Construction Company will begin work July 16, 2012 at the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills, where openness and accessibility will dominate the extensive hotel lobby renovation.

Re-inventing the hotel lobby with new features, the GH2 Hospitality Architects design calls for the addition of a restaurant day bar that then converts to a full cocktail bar in the evening. Featuring Starbucks Coffee along with other breakfast and lunchtime favorites, this exciting new choice among restaurants in Tulsa, OK is to be known as the Tallgrass Grille and will feature bar and private dining in an atmosphere that highlights keynotes from Oklahoma's revered Tallgrass Prairie Reserve.

Using an open design and ease of accessibility to create the dramatic new hotel lobby, GH2 Hospitality Architects is integrating the area with other new features such as communal tables and gathering spaces for working and socializing, while using the latest materials for a contemporary and eye-appealing look. Headquartered in Tulsa, GH2 Hospitality Architects is an award-winning firm internationally recognized as specializing in design projects for the hospitality industry and has completed more than 475 projects world-wide.

Other design notes will include references to Tulsa's famed Art Deco influences and the city's intrinsic past with the oil industry. While putting the hotel at the forefront in current and leading edge design, the architects have also included clear nods to Tulsa's storied historical background.

"We have great confidence in the strength of Tulsa's economy as evidenced by this substantial investment in our continued success," said Joe Gaudet, general manager of the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills, a premier choice among business hotels in Tulsa.

Project completion is expected for early next year, and official debut of the renovation is tentatively planned for March. The creative services of Cubic, another local Tulsa agency, have been retained for logo design of the Tallgrass Grille. Cubic will also manage the introductory events for the hotel's new lobby in 2013. 

About the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills Hotel
The Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills hotel provides travelers with exceptional lodging in Tulsa, Oklahoma, whether traveling to the area for business or leisure. Conveniently situated to provide guests with easy access to all the city has to offer, this impressive retreat boasts full-service accommodations, fine restaurants, the award-winning Spa Southern Hills and expansive event venues ideal for nearly any occasion. While enjoying gracious accommodations just minutes from the popular River Spirit Casino, vibrant shopping districts and fine dining, guests of the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills are pampered with lavish amenities and outstanding service.

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