LNW Hospitality and New Castle Hotels & Resorts today opened the 209-room oceanfront Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott at 178 S. Beachview Dr. on Georgia’s famed Jekyll Island.
The new hotel features 120 Residence Inn by Marriott rooms, as well as 89 Courtyard by Marriott rooms, on Jekyll’s picturesque beachfront. The two Marriott brands, combined on one property, will provide guests with options to meet any need: business, leisure or a little of both.
The hotel is the newest addition to Jekyll Island and features the destination’s largest heated, fresh-water, oceanfront pool, including a hot tub and splash pad. Unique to this dual-brand is an all-day, in-door, out-door restaurant and bar, Shore, which accommodates up to 200 people seated indoors, outdoors, and poolside.Two fire pits, a Bistro offering coffee and grab and go meals and snacks, a fitness center, and 2,600 square feet of event space round out the resort’s amenities.
“We’ve carefully designed this getaway to provide guests with an experience that is unforgettable,” said JJ Singh, Director of LNW Hospitality. “LNW Hospitality has a long and successful track record on Jekyll Island. With dramatic oceanfront views, world class amenities, and several dining options, we’ve created a destination to serve all of our travelers’ needs. We appreciate the efforts of our entire team to bring this project to life.”
“It was clear from the beginning that Courtyard and Residence Inn were the ideal brands for this destination,” said Julian Buffam, partner, New Castle Hotels & Resorts. “We appreciate that the brands’ designers were so flexible and worked closely with us to tweak standards and incorporate enhancements that make sense for them, and the market. Guests will immediately see that this property is so much more than a typical upscale business/leisure hotel and I think other developers will look to this project as they conceive future resorts.”
The Courtyard by Marriott Jekyll Island guest room offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing, and getting ready. The new room design is intuitive and thoughtful, offering flexible yet comfortable spaces that enable technology. Upon arrival, guests can store bags on the “Luggage Drop” and plug personal devices into the “Tech Drop” ledge for seamless technology integration.
The Residence Inn Jekyll Island offers studio and one-bedroom suites. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
A barrier island off the coast of Georgia, Jekyll Island became a tourist destination for the richest families in America in the late 1800s. Over the past 10 years, more than $350 million in public and private investment has been made on the island.Today, Jekyll Island is home to 12 hotels, a world-class ocean-front convention center, and numerous amenities to support tourism on the island. Money Magazine ranked Jekyll Island the top place to go for vacation in 2019.
The Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott Jekyll Island is located at 178 S. Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527.