Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village Wins Marriotts 2009 North America Sales Ramp Up Award

Hospitality Management

May 7, 2010 by OLDHAM GOODWIN

College Station, Texas — The Oldham Goodwin Group is pleased to announce that the Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village, a 125 room, unique property on the Guadalupe River, has received Marriott’s 2009 North America Sales Ramp Up Award.

The Sales Ramp Up Award is given to the best opening hotel based on their sales and marketing goal attainment in its first 3 months and first 6 months of operation. The goal attainment is judged based on how quickly the hotel reaches high occupancy and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) Index goals through executing its pre-opening marketing plan. In the hotel’s first month of operation, it’s occupancy rate, Average Daily Rate and it’s RevPAR exceeded the 40 other Marriott hotels that opened in 2009.

“I am very excited to receive Marriott’s 2009 Sales RAMP-Up Award on behalf of the entire team.  I believe we received this award due to the sales efforts of the hotel staff and corporate office, the warm welcome from the City of New Braunfels and the enthusiasm of our guests.  It is truly an honor to be recognized by Marriott for our efforts for this type of award,” said Ben Baker, General Manger, Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village.

Hunter Goodwin, President and Director of Hospitality, The Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC said,

“Tough economic conditions in 2009, told us that we needed extreme team focus on an early sales effort. We deployed significant team resources into canvassing the local and regional market in order to raise awareness of the property, develop relationships and press the flesh with our future customers. This award is a testimony of that effort and we are extremely proud of the recognition by one of the premier brands in the hospitality industry.”

The hotel is one of three new build properties, opened in 2009, managed by The Oldham Goodwin Group, LLC. The hotel was developed by TEKMAK Development, a Dallas hotel development company.

For more information about hotel development or TEKMAK Development’s other services, visit www.TEKMAKdevelopment.com or call (214) 890.9225.

For more information about Hospitality Management or The Oldham Goodwin Group’s other commercial real estate services, visit www.OldhamGoodwin.com or call (979) 268.2000.

For more information about the Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village or to make reservations, visit http://marriott.com/satnb or call (830) 626.4700.