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Grand opening for Courtyard by Marriott near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Post Date:12/15/2015 1:59 PM

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning to officially open the Courtyard by Marriott hotel at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, 6907 E. Ray Road.

“Courtyard by Marriott is a great addition to the Gateway area and another sign of the growing success of southeast Mesa,” Mesa Mayor and Airport Authority Board member John Giles said. “Travelers flying in to Gateway for business or pleasure now have a convenient place to stay with easy freeway access just outside the entrance to the airport.”

The hotel is designed for business travelers but also accommodates families. All 99 rooms include a desk and hospitality cabinet with microwaves and refrigerators. The hotel also features a conference center, business center, full-service restaurant, 24-hour “mini-mart” and an outdoor pool and patio area.

“The opening of this hotel is another important step in the growth of this area and is more proof of the commitment the City Council has made to making Mesa a destination,” District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson said. “Having the Courtyard by Marriott brand open in one of the fastest growing locations in Greater Phoenix is a big win for the City, Marriott and the community as a whole.”

Courtyard by Marriott was built by Sunridge Hotel Group, a Mesa-based hospitality development and management company. It is the ninth property owned and operated by Sunridge in Arizona. It also currently operates hotels in Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.

"We are thrilled to open this beautiful new Marriott Courtyard Hotel and Bistro restaurant at the entrance to Gateway airport,” Sunridge CEO Paul Welker said. “As a proud partner with the premier lodging company in the world, Marriott International, we look forward to taking care of all your lodging needs."

Richardson Design Partnership was the architect and Porter Brothers was the general contractor for the hotel. There is a historical connection involving Porter Brothers. Bill Porter, grandfather of current owners Dennis and Gary Porter, was in charge of construction at Williams Air Force Base, which eventually made a successful transition to become Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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