We had occasion to stay in a Marriott Courtyard recently. They redesigned their lobbies and opened Marriott Bistros. The lobby is like a giant living room with a fast-causal restaurant attached. There is free WI-fi. The concept is meant to appeal to the business traveler. They are open for breakfast and dinner. The limited menu is very similar to Starbucks concept. In the evening a portion of the counter is opened with alcoholic beverages. On our visit it was very comfortable and convenient for us not to have to venture beyond the hotel. The food was very good and the prices reasonable. If you have to travel for business it is nice to be comfortable.
In an effort towards full disclosure. I am a former Marriott employee and have a 401k still.