Shaner Hotels completes conversion of FL Courtyard

Shaner Hotels has completed the conversion of the 124-room Courtyard by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys to the Courtyard Faro Blanco Resort in Marathon, FL. The newly converted property, owned by Prime Group and operated by Shaner, marks Marriott International’s first Courtyard resort in the U.S. 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.”

Located in the Florida Keys, the full-service resort features an infinity pool, marina view pool, outdoor whirlpool, 24/7 fitness center, private cabanas, firepits, family game lawn, private dock and private sunning beach. Activities include 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.

Guestrooms include a mini-fridge, microwave, complimentary WiFi, coffee/tea maker and an 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. The resort also provides 14,000 sq. ft. of indoor-outdoor event space.