Devry Butcher, the Area General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Lafayette, Indiana, today announced that the hotel is embarking upon a $5 million dollar expansion that will include a brand new, state-of-the-art, 15,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor conference facility and up to 32 additional guest rooms. The site of the conference facility will be on recently purchased land just south of the hotel’s current location on Fairington Avenue and is Phase two of five planned.
“We conducted local market research which showed that people planning meetings and events would like to have better options right here in Lafayette,” said Butcher. “Building the new conference facility is a great opportunity for the Courtyard Lafayette to provide our outstanding services and amenities to groups of travelers and event planners that have been looking for fresh and innovative facilities in the community.”
The new convention facility will be able to host up to 600 participants for fully catered indoor and outdoor events and will also include an expansive bridal suite, versatile meeting space, modern audio-visual systems, updated business services, and custom lighting. The tentative date for this facility to open is early Spring 2015.
Joe Seaman, president and chief executive officer of Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce stated: “When one of our existing businesses expands, it signals both a strong belief in and a continued commitment to our community and its economic health. The Courtyard by Marriott’s planned expansion reflects the vibrancy that so many have worked hard to achieve. This company sees even greater potential in this market and is willing to make a significant additional investment which tells us that, indeed, Greater Lafayette has something exceptional to offer businesses, visitors and residents.”
Source: Bricton Group, Inside INdiana Business