Courtyard brand heads for Toulouse

Marriott International is to open an 187-room, Courtyard by Marriott hotel opposite the Aeronautic Park, approximately one kilometer from Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport in 2009 in France.Aeronautic Park is home to Airbus Industries.

Approximately a 10-minute drive from the historic city center of Toulouse, the Courtyard by Marriott Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport hotel is expected to attract business travelers drawn to Toulouse, a major industrial and R&D center, specializing in aeronautical engineering, biotechnology and information technology.

“European business travelers are looking for quality, innovation, functionally, service and style at a fair price. We are confident that this newly designed, stylish, contemporary Courtyard hotel with its distinctive European flair will be an immediate hit with the traveling public. It will offer the right price-value balance while delivering the consistency of product and service for which Courtyard is world-renowned,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s chief financial officer and president of Continental European lodging.

Accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport will be equipped with two telephone lines; internet access; a well-lit, over-sized work desk and ergonomic chair for comfort, an in-room safe and refrigerator, a coffee maker and an iron and ironing board.

For dining and entertainment, the hotel will have an all-day casual restaurant offering outdoor patio seating, a buffet bar and a lobby lounge and bar.

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Additional amenities will include a business center in the lobby Internet corner, a Grab & Go kiosk providing snacks and sundries for those in a hurry, and a fitness center.

For small conferences and social events, the hotel will have 82 square meters of meeting space comprised of a 50-square meter room and a 32-square meter room.
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