MARATHON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Officials of Shaner Hotels, an award winning, international hotel owner, operator and developer, today announced the completed conversion of the 124-room Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys to the Courtyard Faro Blanco Resort. The newly converted property, owned by Prime Group and operated by Shaner, marks Marriott International’s first Courtyard Resort in the United States. The hotel plans to add cabanas and additional lighting to the pool deck with more activities and on-site experiences for guests.
"The conversion of the Marriott property into a fully integrated resort allows us to serve our guests in the Florida Keys with top-tier accommodations, Florida Bay-view pools, watersports, on-site dining, family activities and more," said Hugh Chandler, general manager. "Courtyard Faro Blanco Resort immediately will benefit from Shaner’s shared practices with our growing portfolio of nearly 20 hotels throughout Florida. Courtyard Faro Blanco Resort quickly will become a top resort destination of choice for travelers seeking a distinctly Florida Key's vacation experience."
Nestled at 2146 Overseas Highway in Marathon, Fla., in the heart of the Florida Keys, the full-service resort provides luxuries including an infinity pool, marina view pool, outdoor whirlpool, 24/7 fitness center, private cabanas, firepits perfect for s’mores, family game lawn, private dock and private sunning beach. Guests can enjoy activities including live music, nightly beach bonfires, water sports rental equipment and Eventide, a Caribbean-style celebration hosted nightly. The resort also plans to add additional daily activities and seasonal guest experiences. With décor inspired by the Florida Keys, guest rooms provide travelers with a mini-fridge, microwave, complimentary wireless internet, coffee/tea maker and oversized LCD television. In addition, suites feature water views, balconies, separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchenettes. Dining options include Blue Waters Pool Bar & Grill, serving fun, casual Marathon Key inspired dishes, such as Key West pink shrimp, fish tacos and handcrafted cocktails. The resort also provides 14,000 sq ft of flexible space between indoor and outdoor venues to fit all types of events, weddings and meetings.
About Shaner Hotels
Headquartered in State College, Pa., Shaner Hotels is one of the foremost owner-operator companies in the hospitality industry with more than $1 billion invested in 60 hotel properties owned and managed across the U.S., Italy, Greece and the Bahamas. Over the past 40 years, the company has also been engaged in both new development and redevelopment of more than 80 hotel projects with leading brand affiliations such as Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels, Choice Hotels and Hilton. New properties are constantly evaluated as Shaner Hotels continues a conservative yet opportunistic approach to growth. For more information about the company and its divisions visit www.shanercorp.com.