COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwired - Dec 31, 2014) - The Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC is giving back to its community and lending a helping hand to guests with its participation in programs like Adopt-a-Street and Clean the World. Its involvement with these and other programs, including helping guests during USC graduations and events, makes it one of the most popular hotel destinations in downtown Columbia, SC.

Due to its location, near the University of South Carolina, the hotel has played a key role in many university events, and its sponsorship with USC makes it the "Premier Hotel Sponsor of USC Gamecocks Athletics." Many visiting sports teams stay at the hotel due to this important sponsorship. In addition, hotel guests enjoy convenience for many USC functions, including move-in weekends, USC graduations, USC football games and teams celebrating victories.

The hotel has also participated in a number of charity events to help better the community it's so actively involved in. The "Adopt- a- Street" program sees hotel staff cleaning the street up to four times a year, helping to keep the city clean, safe and inviting for visitors and locals alike. The hotel also participates in "Clean the World" -- during which the property donates unused hotel soap, which is recycled and distributed to children in need all over the world.

These programs are emblematic of Marriott's commitment to the communities that surround each of its properties, embodying the brand's "Spirit to Serve" efforts throughout the world. The unique location of the Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC makes it an iconic hotel destination, poised to have a lasting impact on its surrounding community for many years to come. With a host of modern touches, it's become the go-to place for guests to rest their head while visiting USC.

For more information on the program and what the Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC is doing, visit the hotel website.

About Courtyard Columbia / Downtown at USC

The Courtyard Columbia/Downtown at USC is adjacent to the University of South Carolina, just a few steps away from Williams Brice Stadium, the Koger center and the Colonial Life Arena. The downtown hotel puts guests within a short distance of the State Capitol and the Historic Vista District, with its robust history, shopping and nightlife. After a day spent exploring or attending a University of South Carolina sporting event, travelers can return to the 189-room hotel, enjoying complimentary Wi-Fi, refrigerators in every room, a restaurant and the 24-hour Market. Guests are free to take advantage of its 24-hour business center, fitness center and laundry facilities. The hotel boasts 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. At the Courtyard Columbia/Downtown at USC, guests are always home.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC
630 Assembly Street
Columbia South Carolina 29201