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Courtyard by Marriott Orem University Place opens its doors

Salt Lake City—Woodbury Corporation, a full-service real estate management and development company, is pleased to announce the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Orem University Place.  Located at 750 East Park Avenue in Orem, the Courtyard Orem University Place features 140 rooms, elevated amenities, Bistro Bar featuring Starbucks, breakfast and dinner, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The hotel also offers a 24/7 fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool spa, 1,480 square feet of dividable meetings space, boardroom, market, guest laundry, and outdoor patio with lounge seating and fire pit.

“We are thrilled to bring this leading Marriott branded hotel to the dynamic University Place campus,” said Guy Woodbury, senior vice president of hospitality at Woodbury Corporation. “This beautifully designed hotel with wonderful views is surrounded by unmatched amenities at University Place. It is also less than three miles from both Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University.  This is an ideal place to stay!”

Situated on the University Place campus, the new hotel is steps away from premier shopping in Utah County with stores such as Lulu Lemon, Sephora and H&M, as well as a selection of restaurants including Tucanos Brazilian Grill and soon The Cheesecake Factory. Within walking distance is also a Trader Joes specialty grocery store, Cinemark Movie Theater and The Orchard, a large outdoor green space that is programmed with free events throughout the year.

“The Courtyard Orem University Place provides a new, much desired element to our community here,” said Rob Kallas, general manager of University Place. “University Place is a natural gathering place for families as they take in one of our free events at The Orchard, or for students to grab a bite to eat and shop, but University Place is also a natural destination for the local business community. We are thrilled to now be able to offer guests a place to stay to conduct business, to visit friends and family, or to watch a sporting or other cultural event in the area.”

For more information on Courtyard Orem University Place and to book a room, please visit

About Courtyard by Marriott:

Courtyard by Marriott is the hotel brand of choice for trailblazing guests who are inspired by a passion to do great things. With more than 1,200 locations in 60 countries and territories, Courtyard is passionate about empowering its guests and serving the needs of travelers everywhere, no matter the purpose of their trip. Its thoughtfully designed guestrooms provide an elevated experience to relax and recharge, complete with plush bedding and flexible workspaces. Guests are able to work, eat well, connect, and be at their best to keep moving forward to succeed. Courtyard is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit For more information or reservations, visit, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter.

About Woodbury Corporation and University Place

Founded in 1919, privately held Woodbury Corporation is one of the oldest and most respected full-service real estate development companies in the Intermountain West. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and with $4 Billion in assets under management, the Woodbury portfolio includes retail, office, hotel, residential and industrial projects across 16 states.  University Place (formerly University Mall) is a 120-acre development in the midst of a $500 million revitalization. In addition to first class retail offerings, University Place is now home to upscale residential, Class-A office, high-quality green space, and a hotel. University Place is owned and operated by Woodbury Corporation.  For more information about Woodbury Corporation, visit  For more information about University Place and updates on the project, visit

Press Contact:
Amanda Butterfield
Woodbury Corporation PR
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