The Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) lodging portfolio will be represented by a 177-room Renaissance Hotel and a 107-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Bochum, Germany under a franchise agreement with Kongress- und Veranstaltungszentrum Bochum GmbH & Co KG. Both hotels are currently under construction and will open in early 2003. Bochum is located a 30-minute drive north of Duesseldorf.
The Renaissance Bochum Hotel is adjacent to the new RuhrCongress Bochum and is located at the Stadionring, which is directly connected to highway A40.
The Courtyard by Marriott Bochum Stadtpark is located within the extensive City Park of Bochum. Within walking distance are a number of attractions such as the musical, “Starlight Express;” the German Coal Mining Museum, the Zeiss Planetarium and the “Ruhrstadion,” home of Germany’s First League soccer team Vfl Bochum.
“We are delighted by the continued expansion of our lodging portfolio in Germany,” said Ed Fuller, president of international lodging for Marriott International, “and to be represented in Bochum by these two great new hotels. At the same time, it is very rewarding to be part of the emergence of Bochum as an important congress venue in Germany. We are confident both hotels will be successful.”
Kongress- und Veranstaltungszentrum Bochum GmbH & Co. KG said it is pleased to be associated with Marriott International, one of the world’s hotel companies.
The Renaissance Bochum Hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott Bochum Stadtpark will be the leading hotels in the city in terms of guest services and safety standards. All rooms will be equipped with smoke detector, sprinkler, a door peephole and dead bolt.
Renaissance Bochum Hotel: Connected directly to the RuhrCongress Bochum Center that accommodates meetings of up to 5,000 participants, the 174-room Renaissance Bochum Hotel will offer 10 fully equipped conference rooms that are ideal for social events, receptions, training seminars and meetings.
For dining and entertainment, the hotel will have the 200-seat Sutherland Restaurant that will offer international and regional specialties as well as the Franklin Bar with live music.
Other amenities will include a fitness center offering a Turkish steam room, sauna and solarium. In-room amenities will include minibar; two telephone lines with fax hook-up, voice mail and modem, television, VCR, radio and safe.
Courtyard by Marriott Bochum Stadtpark:
In-room amenities offered by the 107-room Courtyard by Marriott Bochum Stadtpark include spacious work area, air-conditioning, TV and VCR, two telephones with two lines, internet connection, voice mail, minibar and safe. In addition the hotel will have two air-conditioned, windowed conference rooms.
For dining and entertainment, the Courtyard by Marriott Bochum Stadtpark will have a restaurant and a lobby bar.
Renaissance Hotels, Resorts & Suites is Marriott’s upscale, distinctive, sophisticated full-service hotel brand that is designed to enhance the enjoyment and productivity of its guests. Travelers can expect stylish, comfortable environments; crisp, respectful service; and contemporary restaurants that feature well-defined, quality dining experiences.
Courtyard by Marriott is Marriott’s pre-eminent brand in the upper-moderate price sector. Courtyard’s customer-focused design provides guests with a consistently high-quality experience. Business travelers know they can expect a superior guestroom that combines comfort and functionality at a Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
The Marriott International lodging portfolio in Germany is represented by 78 hotels and four lodging brands. In addition to Renaissance and Courtyard, the company’s German portfolio also includes hotels in its Marriott and Ramada International brands. Ramada International is represented by more than 40 hotels in the country.