Courtyard hotel debuts in Gainesville, GA

Located in downtown Gainesville, GA, the Courtyard Gainesville has opened within The National mixed-use development, a revival and redevelopment of Gainesville’s long-vacant First National Bank by developer and owner Capstone Property Group LLC.

“Courtyard Gainesville is officially open for business, rounding out our offerings at The National,” said Jeffrey Payne, chairman, Capstone Property Group. “It’s been incredibly rewarding working on this project, watching our vision come to life and effectively transforming the downtown Gainesville landscape. We couldn’t be prouder to introduce two inviting new venues for Gainesville visitors and residents to work, stay, play and enjoy.”

The 77,000-sq.-ft. property features 130 rooms and five suites across seven stories. Amenities include Courtyard Lounge and Bistro, a fitness center, flexible work and gathering spaces throughout the property and an outdoor terrace outfitted with bar service.

Neighboring in the hotel is The National’s new conference and event space, The Vault at The National. Home to several different tenants over the years including Georgia Power and The American Red Cross, the former historic Walton Jackson Building has been restored by Capstone and reintroduced as an art-deco event space.

Courtyard by Marriott Gainesville, as well as The National and The Vault at the National, were developed by Capstone. Reese Vanderbilt Architects oversaw the architecture and interior design of the hotel, with Ecker Construction as the general contractor and McKibbon’s development and renovations arm, McKibbon Places, overseeing the development and construction of the project. The company’s hospitality management arm, McKibbon Hospitality, has been charged with operating the hotel and The Vault.

Courtyard Gainesville marks McKibbon’s 100th hotel in the town where the company got its start nearly 100 years ago. Additionally, the hotel is located just one block from the site of the company’s first hotel project and just blocks away from McKibbon Hospitality’s Gainesville office.