MANKATO, MN--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2013) - Jill Reed is no stranger to Minnesota or the hospitality industry. After having lived in Mankato for the past five years, and with more than a decade of experience in the business, this Minnesota native was the natural choice to be the new Corporate Sales Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Mankato.

"Corporate sales is my true passion," Reed says, "and I am very grateful to be a part of such a beautiful property."

Reed joins the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, which is located next to the River Hills Mall, after achieving impressive sales goals at a handful of area hotels. Her results-based sales history, as well as her experience in event management, makes her a real asset to the Courtyard team.

Of course, the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato's comfortable accommodations, state-of-the-art lobby (with fresh, inviting spaces for relaxing or logging on) and easy proximity to attractions like Minnesota State University all make Reed's job considerably easier. This is one hotel where modern conveniences and thoughtful amenities speak to a wide range of visitors.

Just as the newly designed lobby is engineered to accommodate many purposes, the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato offers versatile dining options in its on-property restaurant, The Bistro. Serving breakfast (with Starbucks coffee), lunch and dinner -- not to mention an evening bar with beer and wine -- The Bistro can accommodate any palate.

"I am very excited to be part of the Courtyard team," Reed adds, and it's not hard to see why. The Courtyard by Marriott Mankato's numerous advantages combined with Reed's extensive experience promise a bright future for both.

About the Courtyard Mankato
Combining upbeat design, modern comforts and hallmark hospitality, the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato is the consummate contemporary hotel. The hotel offers a refreshing atmosphere (with 3 floors, 88 rooms and 5 suites) and sophistication with features like complimentary wireless internet in the guest rooms and public areas. Business needs are accommodated with over 4,200 square feet of meeting rooms. Included in guest rooms are large desks, ergonomic chairs and convenient lighting and outlets. But life isn't all about work, and neither is the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato. That's why each guest room is equipped with a flat-screen television (replete with HD channels), refrigerator, microwave and related amenities. The hotel is also conveniently positioned near the River Hills Mall, Minnesota State University in addition to local businesses and diverse recreational activities, like golf and winery tours. Should guests choose to stay in, however, there is plenty to do. A fitness center, whirlpool and indoor pool all help to keep guests active. And the hotels' restaurant, The Bistro, is the place to go after a workout. It prepares healthy breakfasts (featuring Starbucks coffee), on-the-go lunches and evening drinks and dinners to satiate any palate. At the Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, doing business has never been so fun.

Contact Information:

Courtyard by Marriott Mankato
901 Raintree Road, Mankato, MN 56001