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(August 4, 2009) – Concord, NC – SREE Hotels, LLC opened its 2nd new hotel in Concord, NC. The 128 – room Courtyard by Marriott is rolling out its new lobby and room design in for everyone in the Concord area to enjoy.

This is the first Courtyard in the area featuring the “refreshing business” makeover. Located at 7601 Scott Padgett Parkway, the hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by SREE Hotels, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Located 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte and 15 miles from the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, the Courtyard Charlotte Concord offers its guests convenient access to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Concord Mills Mall and the University City business district. Rates begin at $119 per night.

Courtyard by Marriott was the first lodging brand exclusively designed for business travel by business travelers. And now it has completely redefined the hotel lobby experience. This Marriott International “power brand” is fasttracking its lobby makeover. The rest of the world is also getting a chance to experience the new lobby by visiting – a highly interactive website.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what business travelers want from a hotel,” said Brian King, vice president, Global Brand Manager, Courtyard by Marriott. “Guests want more control and choice with services and amenities that create a healthy balance between working and relaxing. We redefined the Courtyard lobby so it invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize or for entertainment, whether traveling alone or with colleagues.”

“With views of Concord Mills Mall, Charlotte Motor Speedway and minutes from the University Business District, this hotel is designed to be your home away from home, whether you are travelling on business or pleasure,” commented Vinay Patel, senior vice president, Operations and Sales, SREE Hotels, LLC.

The open, bright and contemporary new Courtyard hotel lobby welcomes guests with vivid contrasting colors, including blue, green, orange and red. The traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions when guests check in. This will allow staff to move about to show guests the lobby features and provide assistance. Flexible seating options range from a communal table in the middle of the action, to more private media booths with high-definition televisions, to a more intimate, semienclosed lounge area.

A signature element of the new lobby is the exclusive Courtyard GoBoardTM, a 52-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather, and news, business and sports headlines. Guests can navigate using the touch screen to find restaurants, local attractions and directions.

Guests can connect to free WiFi and there are ample electrical outlets throughout the lobby to power digital devices. The enlarged business library features several complimentary computer terminals along with a free printer and separate computer stations dedicated to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.

Dining has been completely redesigned with The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect; offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, wine and beer so guests can unwind. The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste you forgot to pack.

Guests looking to take their minds off work can grab a snack, their favorite beverage and take a seat in front of the large high-definition television located in the lounge to watch a variety of programming, including top news, business, sports and entertainment channels. They’ve added a welcoming outdoor element integrated into the lobby design that encourages guests to grab a beverage and get a breath of fresh air at the end of the day.

Adding to the lobby ambiance, the new Courtyard soundtrack will change throughout the day from upbeat in the morning to more casual in the evening. The Courtyard Charlotte Concord is one of the first of the new lobby redesigns.