Columbia Marriott Proudly Debuts $12 Million Remodel Project

Columbia Marriott hotel opens new restaurant and bar, reinvigorates meeting spaces and refreshes guest rooms

COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Columbia Marriott has made a capital investment in comfort with the completion of a $12 million remodel project that is sure to raise the standard of Southern hospitality in the Palmetto State.


Reinvented eateries, reinvigorated meeting spaces and refreshed guest rooms now welcome guests to the largest downtown Columbia hotel providing refined spaces to dine, drink, work, socialize and sleep.

The makeover of the Columbia hotel's restaurants and bar is the cornerstone of the remodel project. Midlands' Modern Southern Food Arts, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, features new Southern cuisine served in a high-style, casual atmosphere. Chefs embrace local products to create award-winning favorites including shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles.

The Café at Midlands', part of the hotel's day/night bar concept, is open for breakfast and serves Starbucks coffees and teas along with freshly baked pastries, fruit and other grab-and-go items. Kick back and relax on one of the eatery's plush sofas, or fuel up at one of the communal tables. In the evening, unwind and catch up with friends when the café turns into Rocks at Midlands' serving craft beers and signature cocktails created by prompt and courteous bartenders in the same comfortable environment.   

Conference and banquet customers will benefit from the Columbia Marriott's newly remodeled meeting spaces. Companies looking for convenient event rooms near a number of popular tourist attractions and within walking distance to federal and state courthouses, legislative buildings, University of South Carolina and the state capitol will find ample space with 18 meeting and banquet rooms with 27,000 square feet of flexible space. Two ballrooms with more than 6,000 square feet each offer elegant space for larger gatherings. A new, state-of-the-art boardroom provides just the right amount of space and privacy. A private lounge also was added during the renovation.

Meeting planners looking for the largest space available can utilize the Capital Ballroom, an elegant space of 6,550 square feet capable of seating 850 people. For smaller, more intimate meetings, the newly refreshed Diplomat Boardroom provides just the right amount of space and privacy. Enhanced Internet access in all meeting spaces allows for successful presentations.

Spacious pre-function areas around the meeting rooms can be utilized for breaks, displays and exhibits. A full-service catering team is available to serve anything from a simple coffee or snack break to an elaborate themed dinner.  

Completely reimagined Columbia accommodations are ideal for leisure and business travel and ensure that guests can get a sound night's sleep while also being as productive as possible. Guest rooms provide the perfect balance of style and comfort with new window coverings, modern light fixtures, fresh paint colors and plush carpets. Guests can slumber on softer bed linens, sink into comfy new chairs and sofas while watching 42-inch HDTVs and surf the Internet with higher speeds now that the remodeling project has been completed. In-room workspaces equipped with desk-level electrical outlets and ergonomic chairs aim to provide professionals with everything they need to conduct business as usual.

Other projects included upgrading the concierge lounge, lobby area, guest elevators and public restrooms.

About the Columbia Marriott

The Columbia Marriott at 1200 Hampton Street in Columbia, SC, is conveniently located near Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) and The Congaree Vista, a trendy shopping and dining district, and offers complimentary shuttle services to each. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Frankie's Fun Park, the South Carolina governor's mansion and Harbison State Forest are also close. The hotel features 285 rooms and 15 suites on 14 floors as well as 18 meeting and banquet rooms with 27,000 square feet of flexible space. The hotel also boasts a full-service restaurant, day/night bar, state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool and whirlpool. For information, visit, call 1-803-771-7000 and like the hotel on Facebook.

Media Contact: Joel Darr, Columbia Marriott, 1-803-771-7000,

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