Trinidad welcome Courtyard by Marriott

6th Oct 2004

Port of Spain will welcome a new addition to its hotel offerings this November, the Courtyard by Marriott. An appealing new choice for business travellers, the hotel will boast deluxe guest rooms, meeting facilities and a business centre. “In addition to the business traveller, the location of the Courtyard Marriott with close proximity to Trinidad’s international industrial manufacturing and financial centre as well as its premier sporting facility and newest entertainment complex, make this new hotel an ideal option for business travellers, sporting groups, and guests visiting the island for events, such as our world famous Carnival,” stated Warren Solomon, Vice President of Tourism TIDCO.

Conveniently located five minutes from downtown and within walking distance of the Movie Towne Shopping and Entertainment Center, the hotel will have 122 rooms that feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, a fully equipped exercise room, outdoor pool, self-service laundry and dry cleaning.

“We’re delighted to be represented in Trinidad with our Courtyard brand,” said Ed Fuller, president and managing director for international lodging at Marriott. “With its diversity of business and leisure travel attractions, Trinidad is quickly becoming a major destination in the Caribbean. We are confident that visitors to Port-of-Spain will find our Courtyard brand a welcomed addition to the city’s tourism infrastructure.”

The hotel will be able to accommodate small meetings and social events by offering 1,000 square feet of space that can be divided into two sections accommodating up to 120 people. There will also be an outdoor Garden Terrace that can host receptions of up to 150 people.

“This is the first new internationally recognised chain in Trinidad & Tobago in about 20 years and its timing couldn’t be more perfect. Trinidad’s ability to continually attract international business to the destination has also increased the demand for quality meeting and accommodation space,” said Solomon.



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