Joshua Silavent - Staff Writer
March 12, 2013 – The new Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach hotel adjacent to the Long Beach Airport opens for business today, March 12, with General Manager Lucas Fiamengo at the helm. The hotel offers 159 contemporary rooms and suites, a business center, fitness center, outdoor heated pool and spa, free Wi-Fi for guests and 2,000 square feet of conference and event space. A bistro and Starbucks espresso bar round out the amenities.
“It’s a hotel that’s truly designed from the ground up for the business traveler,” Fiamengo said. “It’s the first new product in the market in about 12 years.”
The location and amenities of the new hotel support Long Beach’s convention and tourism industry and the recent focus that has been placed on making the airport complex an entry point for business and leisure travelers. “These developments are a clear indication of the value of having LGB,” said Long Beach Airport Director Mario Rodriguez, referring to the airport by its call sign.
Guest room accommodations and public meeting space also bring an added dimension to the city’s convention and tourism portfolio, while giving visitors easy access to Long Beach destinations. “The new Courtyard Long Beach at the airport is going to provide the traveler with a moderately priced hotel in that part of our city,” said Steve Goodling, president and CEO of the Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It’s an important geographic area of our city because it’s adjacent to the 405, as well as the airport. And we get a lot of visitors and others who are traveling the freeway who are looking for a convenient location to sleep for the night or spend a few days as they explore the southland.”
The hotel is at 3841 Lakewood Blvd. at Douglas Park. For more information, call 562/429-5803 or visit www.courtyardlb.com.