The City of LaGrange, Georgia, facilitated construction of the Courtyard by Marriott LaGrange, which opened Dec. 13 on the city’s square, with a $2.8 million loan to the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority. The city also turned the site for the hotel over to the authority, which then turned it over to developer Paramount Hospitality

Courtyard by Marriott LaGrange opened on Dec. 13 in LaGrange, Georgia. The $19 million hotel, managed by Atlanta-based Paramount Hospitality, headed by Nick Lakha, was built on the city’s square as part of its revitalization plan.

In 2016, the City of LaGrange facilitated construction of the 90-room Courtyard, owned by Paramount LaGrange, with a $2.8 million loan to the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority. The city also turned the site for the hotel over to the authority, which then turned it over to developer Paramount Hospitality. The city also agreed to contribute $322,000 toward the demolition of an existing building to make way for the hotel as part of its revitalization efforts.

The new Courtyard features a new room design aimed at improving guest comfort, including a “Luggage Drop” for bags and a “Tech Drop” into which electronic devices can be plugged. The rooms also feature new furniture, including a desk on wheels.

Nick Lakha, left, of Paramount Hospitality and Josh Chapman of Linco Development Co. built the $19 million Courtyard by Marriott in downtown LaGrange, Georgia, as part of the city’s urban redevelopment program. (Photo: 85 South Online)

The hotel also features a redesigned bistro in the lobby and a business library stocked with computer terminals and printers. It offers a guest recycling program with paper, glass, plastic and metal receptacles located by side exits.

The four-story hotel also has a fitness center, a splash pad, a putting green, an elongated fire pit and guest laundry, and offers two meeting rooms with 1,667 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 100 people.