Coralville Marriott’s library represents growing national trend

Luke Voelz:

A small room lies down the hallway from the entrance to the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, its heavy wooden doors blocking out the noise of passersby.
A fireplace and mellow overhead lighting illuminate a series of bookshelves, each bearing rows of novels and short stories.
It is a library, and it has made the Marriott, local industry officials said, one of the first hotels to join what has become a nationwide trend over the last two years.