Construction Underway On Downtown Courtyard By Marriott

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Kolter Hospitality breaks ground, announces HQ move to Delray

By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor

Visitors will have a new place to stay downtown just in time for season next year.

Construction on the Courtyard by Marriott is underway. The four-story hotel will house 150 guest rooms, 2,000-square-feet of meeting space and a rooftop pool.

The hotel, located at 135 SE 6th Ave., is expected to be completed by Fall 2019.

Kolter Hospitality is behind the project. It is the group’s second Delray hotel and fifth in Palm Beach County. They also brought the Hyatt Place to Pineapple Grove in 2013.

Based in West Palm Beach currently, president of the hotel management, development and acquisitions firm Scott Webb recently announced the group will be moving its headquarters to Pineapple Grove next summer.

During the groundbreaking for the Courtyard project, Webb said the senior management team, which is about 50-60 employees, will be housed in the new Delray office. Webb said he is also house hunting for a Delray Beach home.

The Courtyard project will employ between 75 and 200 construction workers. Once completed, Webb said the hotel will employ about 60 people.

“The city has a very bright future,” he said. “We look forward to working and living here soon.”