If Briarcliff Village is your perfect destination, all that’s missing is a place to stay the night. Starting September 8, visitors can turn their destination into a “staycation,” with the opening of the Marriott Courtyard at Briarcliff. This modern, state-of-the-art hotel boasts an upscale Courtyard design, premium banquet space, and a unique location between Downtown and the airport. According to sales manager Audrey Vollbracht, it’s already filling up with reservations and conventions for the fall. “We’re really excited that Mary Kay has chosen us for their national convention in October,” Vollbracht says. “We’ll have about 250- 300 women, and we plan to shuttle them up to Briarcliff shops and restaurants so they can enjoy the full experience.” That’s just the beginning, Vollbracht says. She’s been working with The National Golf Club, a popular spot for weddings, to provide accommodations for out-of-town guests. Corporate travelers doing business downtown are taking advantage of a new, convenient option that means less driving, both to work and to the airport. In addition to an amazing location, the Marriott Courtyard at Briarcliff boasts a fresh, updated look that Marriott is implementing in its high-traffic properties across the country. An open lounge mixes workspace with entertainment space, and the decor is eye-catching blues and reds. And best of all, everything is green–as in the first LEED certified hotel in all of Kansas City. “From more green areas to better energy efficiency…even plug-ins for electric cars…this hotel is definitely looking to the future,” Vollbracht says. To watch their progress in pictures and stay in the loop about upcoming events, connect with the hotel on Facebook: Facebook.com/ CourtyardByMarriottKansasCityAtBriarcliff.