Interesting article from LinkedIn today!
The new LA (Courtyard and Residence Inn) complex will be right across the street from LA LIVE and the JW Marriott (a great location). It is a great idea because downtown LA has the highest occupancy rates of almost any neighborhood in the US and hotel brands are rushing to get in. That new building will provide a nice and more reasonably priced option for that area. The JW Marriott room rates there are consistently high. Every time I check, they are $349/night and more for both weekdays and weekends due to its proximity to the LA convention center and the staples center. That JW marriott has my favorite concierge / executive lounge of any marriott property in the US.
Indianapolis has a marriott complex that houses a JW marriott, SpringHill suites and a Fairfield inn. They all share a parking lot while the Fairfield inn and SpringHill suites share a fitness center.
I like that JW Marriott too and I think a lot of the new US JW Marriotts and Marriotts are going to follow that style so I'm looking forward to these future properties. Unfortunately, it looks like many of the new Courtyards are going to be similar to what we already have.
This New York one might be the exception though.