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Courtyard by Marriott Vinings Atlanta named 2010 Business of the Year

Vinings Business Association selects hotel from five finalists to win the coveted Business of the Year award, citing the property’s commitment to making Vinings a favored destination for businesses, residents and visitors. The Vinings Business Association recognized the Courtyard by Marriott Vinings Atlanta as its 2010 Business of the Year.

In announcing the winner from five finalists, VBA president Glenn Christian cited the hotel’s commitment to the community and proactive efforts in making Vinings a more attractive destination for residents, visitors and businesses. The finalists also included Vinings Historic Preservation Society, Paces Holdings/Vinings Jubilee, Social Vinings Restaurant and The BrightSide Newspaper-Vinings Edition.

Windsor Management Services, the hotel management company of Santa Monica-based Windsor Capital Group, Inc, operates the hotel. The firm manages nearly 30 upscale hotels throughout the U.S.

“I am genuinely surprised and honored to accept the Business of the Year award on behalf of the entire Courtyard by Marriott Vinings Atlanta team,” said Clay Walker, General Manager of the hotel. “There are many strong organizations that share our commitment to preserving the unique vibe of Historic Vinings and continuing its growth as a premiere destination for locating a business, dining, shopping and holding meetings.”

The hotel recently underwent a $6 million renovation. It employs nine managers and 55 associates who provide 45,000 room nights for 60,000 people annually.

“On behalf of Windsor Management Services, I would like to congratulate the Courtyard by Marriott Vinings Atlanta team,” said Ron Taylor, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Windsor Management Services. “Under Clay’s leadership, they have made a meaningful impact to this unique community. We also hear it from guests who consistently cite the level of service they receive and the hotel’s state-of-the-art amenities folded into a beautiful historic setting.”

The property features 159 tastefully decorated rooms and expansive meeting and banquet space. The Courtyard by Marriott Vinings Atlanta hotel boasts the latest amenities and services with nostalgic architecture that envelops guests in Southern Charm, with tree-shaded grounds and historic features that reflect the historical preservation of Vinings.

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