The Residence Inn Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard and the Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard Win 2015 Marriott Brand Service Awards
Destin, Florida – June 23, 2016 – The Marriott brand is as widespread as it is diverse, featuring franchised properties across the United States, as well as several brands with an international presence. The common thread uniting all Marriott brands is outstanding service and quality. This year, two hotels in Sandestin, Florida, have won Marriott’s highest distinction for brand service. Both the Residence Inn Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard and the Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard have won Platinum Circle Awards for their respective brands.
Platinum Circle Awards are based on guest satisfaction surveys and are reflective of guest experience and customer service received. As one of Marriott’s highest franchise honors, this award is confirmation of staff, ethics, service and acumen. These two properties are among the most valued in Marriott’s family of brands, and serve as validation to guests that our lofty standards are upheld at the highest level by the Residence Inn Sandestin® and the Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard.
Both of these Miramar Beach, Florida, hotels have received even more detailed recognition in other areas of Marriott’s brand service assessments. The Residence Inn Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard has gained 1st place in the brand for Breakfast Service, 1st place in the brand for Marriott Rewards Elite Appreciation and 2nd place in the brand for Breakfast Quality. The Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard won 3rd place in the brand for Overall Satisfaction, 4th place in the brand for Staff Service and 5th place in the brand for Intent to Recommend.
A priority of any Marriott brand is employee welfare. It is a heightened commitment to employee welfare that has allowed the Residence Inn Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard, and the Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard to maintain their outstanding success rate. While exceptional logistic, sales and service strategies go a long way toward the high level of success these properties have achieved, they are also dedicated to the Marriott philosophy of the cyclical nature of happiness. When employees are treated well, compensated well and given purpose and praise, they will be happy. Happy employees take better care of their guests. When employees take better care of their guests and take greater pride in their work, enhanced guest satisfaction is achieved.
It has been quite a year for Residence Inn Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard and Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard. Their recognition for amazing achievement stands out among Marriott’s impressive brands and company accountability standards. The quality of these two hotels is affirmed by ratings from Booking.com and TripAdvisor, with the Courtyard receiving a score of 9.3 for 2015; the highest score in the market, and Residence Inn coming in second place with a market score of 9.2. The future is bright for the Marriotts Sandestin®.
About Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
Guests visiting Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard need to be sure that, no matter their schedule, they make room for a little fun. The hotel is proud to feature redesigned guest rooms, meeting rooms and a bright, welcoming lobby. WiFi and GoBoards throughout the hotel keep guests connected, while inviting seating areas create a social atmosphere. At Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard, there is something for everyone. The newly renovated guest rooms feature thoughtful amenities, designed with travelers’ needs in mind. In-room coffee and tea service elevate the experience, while plush bedding and crisp linens await after a day’s work. The hotel is just a short walk from the endless entertainment and dining options of Grand Boulevard, a quick trip to the artisanal bistros and cozy boutiques of charming Baytowne Wharf, a worthwhile drive along the highway for some of the best golf in the area and an adventure on any of South Walton’s 16 beaches. At the hotel, guests can enjoy The Bistro for classic restaurant fare, cocktails and delicious breakfast options, including Starbucks. Whatever the occasion, Courtyard Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard is a great escape for work, play and always a little fun.
About the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
Visitors are guaranteed to feel right at home during their stay at Residence Inn Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard. Guests can roll right out of bed, leave one of the 120 supremely relaxing suites and head downstairs for a hot breakfast buffet every morning to fuel up for the day. A beautiful outdoor pool and surrounding patio make the hotel feel like an oasis, while a fully furnished fitness center and multi-sport rec courts make for an active, healthy stay. In addition, the experience is enhanced with complimentary WiFi. Guests can unwind for the night with the kids and the cat in comfy, pet-friendly living rooms with fully equipped kitchens. Most importantly, guests will get the sleep they deserve in the plush beds of Residence Inn Sandestin®. Nightly social events at the hotel make for an unforgettable getaway without leaving the grounds. The Residence Inn Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard is the perfect lodging at impressive value for all vacationers.