Marriott switched it up with the renovations, going with two relatively contemporary spots.
The larger one, the main restaurant, is now called 13. It boasts a large area of shaded sidewalk seating on 12th Street just north of Market— a very smart move on the Marriott’s part — and an updated American-inspired menu.
And then there’s Circ, also off the lobby, with a “chic Contemporary setting offering signature cocktails and a menu of light snacks and appetizers.”
Overall, the $6.3 million worth of renovations were focused on the lobby and the adjacent restaurant spaces.
The lobby combines public space with the latest technology -- the better to plug in laptops, PDAs, cell phones and other devices.Commendable job, Marriott. Seriously. It is good to see you freshening up.
"The layout and design of our new lobby allowed us to transform our under-utilized public space into differentiated experiences and comfortable zones where guests want to linger for working, socializing or relaxing. We have three zones: social, individual, and 'at your service,'" said Bill Walsh, general manager of the Marriott.
Amenities are designed to make business travelers more comfortable in the lobby, allowing them to switch gears between social and business meetings. For instance, food-and-beverage menus, as well as music and lighting, change throughout the day, encouraging patrons to linger.
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