Marriott Courtyard to Open in Tampa

31st Jan 2003

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is scheduled to open the 99-room Courtyard by Marriott in Tampa, Fla. this month. Located at 4014 Tampa Rd., the Courtyard Tampa - Oldsmar will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Menna Development and Management, Inc. of Clearwater, Fla.

Situated 12 miles from Tampa International Airport and 10 miles from Busch Gardens, the Courtyard Tampa - Oldsmar offers guests convenient access to Tampa Bay Downs, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island and Canal Park.

“At Courtyard, we research and test our designs to provide for comfort and functionality,” said Courtyard Brand Vice President Mike Hutter. “We’ve become America’s leading select-service hotel brand by listening to our customers and giving them what they want at a rate below traditional full-service hotels.”

Courtyard guest rooms feature either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, a seating area with sofa bed or oversized chair, a large, well-lit work desk and two telephones equipped with data ports. Other amenities include in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and cable television with a free premium movie channel.

The four-story hotel also offers two meeting rooms with 1,050 square feet of meeting space to accommodate small meetings and functions of up to 250 people. Other guest services and features include:


—Restaurant serving breakfast
—Lounge & lobby
—Outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool spa
—Exercise room
—Fax and copy services
—Guest laundry

Meeting the evolving needs of the traveler, Courtyard has redesigned its public space. The new concept includes: a business library featuring individual workstations with high speed data ports and ergonomic chairs; a pantry-style, 24-hour “grab and go” food and beverage area; and a lounge area where guests can work, meet and dine in a relaxing setting.

Courtyard by Marriott is the leading select-service hotel brand in the United States. Providing guests with a combination of casual comfort and timesaving services, Courtyard hotels feature large functional guest rooms and are conveniently situated where people travel. Locations range from airports and office parks to downtown areas and recreational destinations. Several locations feature revitalized historical buildings. Courtyard has more than 540 hotels worldwide, including properties in the U.K., Germany and China. Courtyard participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at more than 2,300 Marriott hotels worldwide.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Tampa - Oldsmar hotel directly at 813-925-8887, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, contact a travel agent or visit the Web site at



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