Hotel to Open in Fall 2016

Columbus-based Nationwide Realty Investors announced today that Courtyard by Marriott will be the flag for the new hotel at Grandview Yard. NRI President and COO Brian J. Ellis made the announcement.

Located at 780 Yard Street, at the corner of Goodale Boulevard and Yard Street, the 4-story, 135-room Courtyard will feature the brand’s latest guest room design and amenities, an outdoor seating area and fire pit, an indoor pool, fitness center, and meeting rooms. The hotel will also include Courtyard’s Bistro concept with grab n’ go snacks, breakfast, light sit down meals, and a variety of beer, wine and cocktail selections.

“We are pleased to announce Courtyard by Marriott at Grandview Yard,” said Ellis. “The new hotel will compliment our existing Hyatt Place, and with its’ strong appeal to business travelers, Courtyard will integrate well into our centrally located development.”

“We are excited to partner with Nationwide Realty Investors to develop a new Courtyard hotel at Grandview Yard,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager, Courtyard by Marriott. “This dynamic location paired with the exceptional Courtyard  experience will serve both business and leisure travelers well.”

Nationwide Realty Investors will begin construction on the hotel in May in conjunction with the recently announced conference and event facility, The Grand Event Center. The company expects to complete both projects in Summer 2016. The Grandview Yard Courtyard by Marriott will be operated by Columbus Hospitality Management.

About Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 1000 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information visit

About Grandview Yard:

Located at the intersection of SR 315 and I-670 in Grandview Heights, Grandview Yard is just minutes from Downtown Columbus, the Arena District, and The Ohio State University. Nationwide Realty Investor’s Grandview Yard encompasses more than 125 acres, and when complete, will include 1.2 million square feet of commercial space, several restaurants, grocery and service retail, hospitality and more than 1300 residential (condo and apartment) units. Grandview Yard is currently home to the Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU hotel, LA Fitness, Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill, Hofbrauhaus restaurant, Giant Eagle Market District, Ohio Health Urgent Care and more. New community parks and significant infrastructure improvements are also included in the master plan. Grandview Yard is the first development in the Midwest to be pre-certified as a LEED-ND silver community, making it the highest rated neighborhood by USGBC. For more information about Grandview Yard visit