Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) will introduce its moderately priced Courtyard brand in Poland in June 2003 under a franchise agreement with PORT-HOTEL Sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of the Polish Airports Authority.
The 225-room Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw International Airport hotel will be managed by a subsidiary of Tishman Realty and Construction International, Inc., based in New York, and will be located immediately across from the main terminal entrance.
“We are very pleased to introduce our Courtyard brand in Poland and to be working with PORT-HOTEL Sp. z o.o. the Polish Airports Authority and the Tishman Group on this project,” said Ed Fuller, president and managing director of international lodging for Marriott International. “We’ve been represented in Warsaw since the opening of the Warsaw Marriott in 1989 and are delighted now to be able to give travelers to Poland’s capital city a second lodging option.”
“It is with pleasure that we welcome our team, Tishman Hotel Corporation and Marriott International, which possesses extensive experience in the hotel industry,” said Tadeusz Kowalski, President of the Board, PORT-HOTEL. “An ideal location of the hotel, high standard of the hotel facilities and international experience of our partners will ensure that Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw International Airport will take a strong position in the hotel industry with respect to both the Polish and international markets”.
Courtyard by Marriott hotels are aimed at business and leisure travelers who need consistent, high quality accommodations and services at moderate, affordable prices. Marriott introduced the Courtyard brand in 1983 in the U.S. and, over the years, it has been the leading choice in its lodging category. Nearing 600 properties, Courtyard is Marriott’s largest hotel brand and the 13th largest lodging brand in the world.
Services and amenities offered by Courtyard hotels outside the U.S. and Canada vary from country to country, but are appropriate to the needs of the guest in the host country. All properties feature superior quality guestrooms that are usually larger than rooms offered by other hotels in its segment.
For dining and recreation, the Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw International Airport hotel will have a casual restaurant and bar as well as a lobby lounge. Other amenities will include a fitness center, business center, room service with a limited menu, a gift shop and parking.
The Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw International Airport hotel will be an ideal venue for business meetings and small conferences. It will have over 5,000 square feet of meeting space including a divisible main room and three smaller meeting rooms.
Other Courtyard hotels are located in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Canada, Australia, Austria, France, Mexico, Costa Rica and The Netherlands.
Over the next two years, in addition to the U.S. and Canada, Courtyard hotels are expected to open in Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; and Brussels, Belgium.