Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown Completes a Major Lobby Renovation

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 16:45

July 17, 2014

New Design Features High Tech GoBoard®, Flexible Work and Social Spaces and a 24/7 Food and Beverage Market. 

The Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown located at 5120 Salter Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the completion of major renovations of its lobby. The hotel now features the brand’s new Refreshing Business lobby concept, designed to give travelers the flexibility to work and socialize however they choose while on the road.

The open, bright and contemporary new Courtyard hotel lobby welcomes guests with vivid contrasting colors, including blue and orange. Still present at the property is a centrally located stone fireplace and many displays showcasing some of the historic artifacts found on the site during the excavation process. 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, semi-enclosed lounge area.


“We are thrilled to offer this modern and refreshing new space to our valued guests” said Frank LaLeune, General Manager. “We are very pleased with the renovations and I believe we have done an excellent job of offering the modern amenities and services guests want while still honouring the historic location of the property.”

A signature element of the new lobby is the exclusive GoBoard® technology, 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 a separate computer station 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 healthier menu options for breakfast; lunch and light evening fare, including snacks, wine and beer so guests can unwind. The Bistro is also proudly serving a variety of Starbucks™ beverages.  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.    

The property has also completed renovations in their meeting spaces and fitness centre and is now featuring top of the line Life Fitness® exercise equipment.


The Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown is a proud recipient of a 2013 Silver Service Award from Marriott International for outstanding guest satisfaction and has recently been honoured with a  2014 tripadvisor® Certificate of Excellence

The property located on the corner of Salter and Lower Water Streets in downtown Halifax opened in June 2007. Guest room renovations are expected to begin in late 2014.
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Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown
5120 Salter Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 0A1
Tel: 902-428-1900   Fax: 902-428-1901