Courtyard By Marriott Created An Oasis At The NFL Draft Where Fans And Athletes Could Share Their Passion For Football

Stefon Diggs and Marcus Mariota at the Couryard By Marriott

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The NFL Draft is more than just a welcome party to a new class of NFL talent. It’s an off-season celebration of just how important football is to our cultural at large. It’s a celebration for fans. That’s why over 600,000+ fans from all over the world flocked to Nashville last weekend to celebrate their passion for the NFL.

Throughout the week, Courtyard by Marriott – the Official Hotel of the NFL – provided fans with several football-related opportunities to enhance their visit to Nashville and to fuel their passionate fandom during the NFL draft proceedings.

Our guests are passionate, hard-working and disciplined, similar to elite athletes, and we offer them unique opportunities to pursue both their personal and professional passions on the road,” said Michael Dail, Vice President, Courtyard Brand Marketing. “

The Rich Eisen Show

During the week, The Rich Eisen show went live from the Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown. The show was open to the public and drew a slew of guests including Tim McGraw, Kurt Warner, Eddie George, David Shaw, Taylor Lewan and many more.

During breaks, fans at the Courtyard by Marriott were able to interact with Rich Eisen and superstar guests like Tim McGraw, who stuck around to take pictures and sign autographs with fans.

‘Bistro and Banter’ event featuring Stefon Diggs and Marcus Mariota

Following the Rich Eisen show we hung out at the Courtyard by Marriott’s recently revamped Bistro Bar for the ‘Bistro and Banter’ event where we were served a sampling of the hotel’s new menu offerings which feature fresh Classic American food with a contemporary twist as Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs and Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota shared their draft day experiences and their passion for the game.

Last year the Courtyard by Marriott launched the Bistro Bar across its more than 900 properties in the United States. As an extension to Courtyard’s public spaces, the Bistro serves as a place for its passionate guests to socialize, connect and collaborate. The Bistro’s casual dining destination features a newly developed menu of classic American food with a twist that incorporates seasonal dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.

Pesto Prosciutto Flatbread


Skillet meatballs with Pomodoro sauce, ricotta and parmesan cheeses served with artisan toast


The Bistro Burger, lettuce, tomato & garlic aioli on a brioche roll, with french fries


Cucumber margarita


Marcus Mariota speaking at Courtyard By Marriott’s Bistro and Banter event


Courtyard House Presented By Visa

On Draft Night the most passionate fans were able to live out their dreams at the Courtyard House, an exclusive event only made available to Marriott loyalty members. Guests were treated to live music, free drinks/ food and were able to rub shoulders with NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and Titans franchise QB Marcus Mariota throughout the night.

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