Our very own Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach was recently placed on the Jacksonville Business Journal’s list of top hotels in the area. They have achieved this honor many times over past years and once again are making their mark on the tourism industry in Jacksonville Florida!

The Jacksonville Business Journal is the go-to publication in Jacksonville for business minded individuals that are looking for top stories, top companies and top people. Positioning themselves as the “Best of the Best”, the Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach accepted this well-deserved placement sitting on this Top Hotels list next to luxury hotels like The Omni Amelia Island, Renaissance St. Augustine, and The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, just to name a few. Even the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, reached out to congratulate them with a signed letter thanking the hotel for being such an integral part of the effort to make Florida the world’s premier travel destination.

When asked what they attribute their great success to, Arlene Baldwin the Director of Sales said, “A ‘Never Quit’ Attitude – not wind, nor rain, nor hurricanes will stop us from our appointed rounds and making certain that every guest is the happiest they can be every time they stay with us!” She added that they stick to a back to basics principle to edge out the competition and focus on a happy, well-trained team that pride themselves on guest loyalty and happiness. In order to make such a prestigious list you have to develop happy associates; take care of the team and they’ll take care of the guest.

To celebrate, Michael Hitt – General Manager will thank all associates for their contribution with food and fun at their first quarter All Associate Appreciation Luncheon! Great job Courtyard Jax Beach team!


About the Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach

Offering recently renovated accommodations and exceptional amenities, Courtyard Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront blends modern convenience with unparalleled comfort. Step into our revitalized lobby, and feel right at home. Our contemporary rooms and suites offer private balconies, free Wi-Fi, as well as microwaves and mini-fridges. Many hotel rooms also offer oceanfront views. Start the day at The Bistro for a cup of Starbucks® coffee, then watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying dinner. After a day exploring Jacksonville Beach, maintain your workout routine in our fitness center or relax in our outdoor heated pool. With our flexible venue spaces and ideal oceanfront location, our hotel offers the perfect setting for your next event. Explore the area while you’re here; we’re minutes away from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University and more. Experience the ocean-inspired elegance of Courtyard Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront.


Written by Courtney Woznek

Submitted by Jeff Truhlar