Situated in the heart of the River Market District, McKibbon designed and built the original Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Little Rock. When it came time to update the hotel with Marriott's new CYnergy decor package, they called on McKibbon, who knows both the hotel and Courtyard Inn brand inside out.
McKibbon meticulously planned this four-month top-to-bottom renovation strategically, ensuring minimal disruption to guests, employees and hotel revenue. The $2 million renovation included implementing the Marriott Next Gen CYnergy package in every guestroom and corridors. The full room renovation included new carpet and flooring, restructured entryways, updated lighting and new lounge-around couches. It also included soft, tone-on-tone décor, sculptural design and new hubs for personal technology. McKibbon created a new lobby experience that is completely custom to the Little Rock destination. To make room for a larger, more open-concept lounge experience that includes the Courtyard by Marriot Bistro concept, we removed the existing boardroom. To meet business traveler needs, we designed and built a new boardroom complete with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment in another area of the hotel.