LBA Hospitality, a full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm, is pleased to announce its
custom-designed Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards is open to business and leisure
travelers as of today, February 2. The opening of the 124- room hotel marks a milestone for Marriott, as it is
its 1000th Courtyard by Marriott in The Americas. Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards,
which boasts the most guest rooms and meeting space in the Historic Stockyards District, is a landmark
achievement for Dothan, Ala.-based developer, Sunbelt Development, LLC. Working together for nearly 25
years, this project is Sunbelt’s 50th hotel developed. “It has been such an honor to be aligned with our other
partners in Sunbelt,” said LBA’s president, Beau Benton. “We are eager to celebrate this milestone, especially
when the end result is a unique, landmark hotel that has already brought more than 50 jobs to the area.”
Ownership group Apple Hospitality REIT tapped LBA to provide development and management services for
the custom-designed hotel, which included the installation and training of the hotel’s leadership team and
hiring of 22-year industry veteran Terri Elorreaga as general manager. Architects Bradley, Schmidt & Carn
and designers from Studio3877 custom-designed the four-story property to reflect the area’s intersection of
urban lifestyle and traditions of the Wild West by intertwining rope, weathered metal, wood and Western
motifs throughout. The hotel remains true to the Courtyard brand’s features travelers have come to know
and love, including a pool, fitness center, business center, outdoor lounge with fire pit, meeting space and in-
house Bistro, which will serve breakfast and dinner daily. Located at located at 2537 North Main Street, the
property is less than 30 miles from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport and just steps from the Stockyards
National Historic District. Guests will be a short walk from attractions such as the Stockyards Championship
Rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum, Billy Bob’sTexas and plenty of shopping and dining options.