LOVELAND, CO — McWHINNEY and Stonebridge Companies announce a new Courtyard by Marriott slated to be built at Centerra, an award-winning master-planned community located in the heart of Northern Colorado in Loveland. The new hotel will break ground in June of 2017 proximate to the highly operated I-25 and US 34 intersection, which provides direct access to strong corporate and leisure demand including Rocky Mountain National Park.
The four-story, 101-room hotel plans to include a bistro and lounge, more than 1,200 square feet of meeting space, fitness center, a market, pool, hot tub, and guest laundry. The Courtyard by Marriott will be located off Sky Pond Drive and Centerra Parkway, just south of The Promenade Shops at Centerra. The hotel will incorporate local artwork and will immediately connect with surrounding community amenities, including Chapungu Sculpture Park, and be within walking distance of nearby shopping and dining experiences.
“At the heart of Northern Colorado, Centerra is the perfect location for a new hotel and we are excited to welcome Courtyard by Marriott to Centerra,” said David Crowder, McWHINNEY Vice President of Community Development/GM of Centerra. “The area is growing at a rapid pace and with that growth we also expect more visitors. The new Courtyard by Marriott will provide companies in the area with a convenient location for guests and will give visitors a place to call home.”
“We are thrilled to work with McWHINNEY on Centerra’s fourth and latest hotel project,” said Navin Dimond, President and CEO of Stonebridge Companies. “The hotel was designed under our “Distinguished Hospitality™” brand in order to ensure the best experience possible, as well as provide a true, local ambiance for guests.”
Centerra encompasses 3,000 acres of open space and lakes, homes, retail, dining and businesses. The master-planned community is home to hundreds of companies employing more than 7,000 people, 1.5 million square feet of retail space including more than 30 restaurants, three hotels, a health club, Pre-K-8 STEAM school and miles of trails and open space with breathtaking views of the Front Range. The unique community was built around two lakes and partners with High Plains Environmental Center to oversee and manage 275 acres of wetlands, open space and reservoirs within Centerra; and Chapungu Sculpture Park, a 26-acre walkable natural garden with more than 80 Zimbabwe stone sculptures throughout.
McWHINNEY is Northern Colorado’s premier developer with expertise in building office, industrial, retail, mixed-use, and hospitality assets. The Loveland and Denver-based company has developed more than 6,000 acres and 6 million square feet of property across the Rocky Mountain region and West coast.
Stonebridge Companies is the hospitality developer working with McWHINNEY on the new Courtyard by Marriott. The Centennial, Colo.-based company is an innovative hotel development and hospitality management firm. The company manages a portfolio of more than 45 hotels across the United States, and provides investor opportunities, hotel development services, hotel management services, and hospitality career opportunities to our partners and associates.
Image courtesy of Centerra