The Holiday Inn Westbury – Long Island is getting its outdoor courtyard, patio and pool
ready to open in mid May for the 2015 summer season. The Hotel has one of the largest outdoor courtyards in the area, and year after year the Hotel creates an outdoor oasis that provides a unique and, often surprising, amenity and service to its guests.
When the Hotel’s General Manager, Franklin Manchester was asked about the courtyard, he stated, “I view our courtyard and pool area as one of the best amenities and services we offer our guests May through September. I have seen the faces of our guests just light up when they see it for the first time. As we check on them, and receive their feedback, they always have great things to say, and when I see the smiles on their faces, I know they’re enjoying their hotel experience with us. Our garden courtyard and pool area is an oasis in the middle of Westbury, Long Island that people just don’t expect. When we have our guests utilizing parts of the courtyard for photo shoots, such as our gazebo area, we know that we have provided them with an added value, and something that is just hard to come by.”
Manchester continued to explain how he takes personal pride in the courtyard, because he and his maintenance team do much of the work and landscape design themselves. They buy both perennials and annuals from a nearby Long Island nursery, and as they have their plants, shrubs and flowers delivered, they make their vision come to life. The courtyard is quickly transformed from a somewhat colorless area to a rich and colorful picturesque masterpiece.
This year, the hotel has added a new patio area just outside their pool where they will be placing tables and chairs for their guests to take advantage of. In years past, the Hotel only had seating available outside the pool area that was reserved for patrons of their restaurant. Now guests will be able to sit outside the pool area and just enjoy the outdoors, and in the new patio area, guests will be able to bring in some of their own outside food and beverages.
As in years past, the hotel will have a wide array of seating available in and around the pool area. Lounge chairs are always available, and since the courtyard gets full sun throughout much of the day, the pool’s water is always at a refreshing temperature, and never too cold or hot. Last year, the Hotel provided its guests enjoying the pool with a special poolside menu offering food and beverage services from its Sporting News Grill Restaurant. They plan on expanding upon that service this year; however, their poolside summer menus are net yet complete. The Hotel and Restaurant will also be promoting their outdoor courtyard dining area this year, as they believe it’s just another service that guests will enjoy and will show just how unique the Hotel’s courtyard really is.
To take advantage of the Hotel’s courtyard and pool area, one must be a registered guest of the Hotel. Individual guests may make their reservations through the Hotel’s booking link. Groups of ten or more are encouraged to contact the Hotel’s sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests may call the Hotel direct at 516-997-5000.
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