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Renovation set for Courtyard by Marriott in Lynchburg

By mid-May, the Courtyard by Marriott in Lynchburg will be undergoing a major renovation. The project, estimated to cost about $2.5 million, will include new guest rooms and bathrooms, a more inviting lounge, expanded fitness center and an updated courtyard. In addition, new technology will be incorporated throughout the hotel. Hotel Acquisitions, based in Syracuse, N.Y., acquired the hotel last fall, with plans to renovate and transform the property. “…. The significant capital investment will enable us to grow our position in the market,” Lynne Simpson, the hotel’s general manager, said in a statement. “With the renovation, we’ll be incorporating the modern conveniences and amenities today’s guests expect with all the Courtyard features our guests have come to enjoy.” The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation. The work is expected to be complete by this fall. The property is located off U.S. 460 and Rt. 29 near Liberty University. “We are investing in Lynchburg for the long term,” Richard Pietrafesa, one of the hotel’s owners, said. “It is a vibrant economy with a unobstructed future and strong local leadership. We were pleased to become a part of this community, and look forward to growing with it.” Dalpos Architects & Integrators is the architect for the renovation. Foundation Business Enterprises LLC is the general contractor, and Essex Hotel Management LLC, which manages the hotel, will oversee the project.

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