By: Jennifer Hasty—
Muncie, IN—The Courtyard by Marriott at Horizon Convention Center offers travelers contemporary design, comfortable accommodations and innovative technology that combine to provide guests with a seamless lodging experience. As the area’s newest and only full-service hotel, amenities include thoughtfully-appointed guest rooms featuring luxurious bedding, free WIFI and Marriott’s Entertainment Platform for access to personal Netflix and Hulu accounts. Additional guest amenities include indoor pool, exercise room with cardio theatre and weight system, 24-hour business center, lobby featuring media pods with privacy and free WIFI connectivity.
When it comes to dining options, guests don’t have to look far. The Bistro, proudly pours Starbucks®, offers casual and easy access to healthy menu options for breakfast or light evening fare and Th3re Wise Men Brewing Company serving highly focused fare featuring locally grown ingredients and freshly brewed craft beer is conveniently located within the hotel. The Market offers 24-hour access to a variety of snacks and sundries. Two meeting rooms accommodating small gatherings for up to 100 people as well as an outdoor patio with firepit are available for guest use. An additional 47,000 square feet of flexible event space at Horizon Convention Center is connected to the hotel by an enclosed walkway. Complimentary parking is available to registered hotel guests in the attached parking garage.
Perhaps the most unique attribute of the hotel is that it serves as a first-of-its kind immersive teaching hotel designed to provide postsecondary vocational training and employment for people with disabilities. Founded by The Arc of Indiana Foundation and housed within Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center, Erskine Greene Teaching addresses hands-on job training, and critical soft skills like appropriate workplace etiquette, teamwork, accepting direction and effective communication skills.
Located at 601 High Street in the heart of downtown Muncie, guests enjoy close proximity within walking distance to area shops and restaurants. Ball State University, Emens Auditorium, the Academy of Model Aeronautics and local attractions including Tonne Winery, Ball State Planetarium and Observatory, Muncie Civic Theatre and Cornerstone Center for the Arts are a short drive from the hotel. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round or two of golf at Crestview Golf Course, Cardinal Hills Golf Course, Trailside Golf or The Players Club at Woodland Trails.
When it comes to lodging in the Muncie area, you’ll want to check into Courtyard by Marriot at Horizon Convention Center. Reservations are accepted at 765-287-8550 or online at www.courtyardmunciein.com.