Marriott expands into Serbia with Courtyard property

Marriott expands into Serbia with Courtyard property

Marriott International has announced plans to open the 107-room Courtyard by Marriott Belgrade City Centre in early 2014 under a management agreement with PFB Properties.

The Courtyard by Marriott Belgrade City Centre, Marriott International’s first hotel in Serbia, will be conveniently situated in the heart of Old Belgrade, steps from the Republic Square, National Museum and National Theatre.

In addition, the hotel will be located 17 kilometres from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport and within close proximity to the capital’s new state-of-the art metro system.

“We continue to see strong development opportunities throughout south-eastern Europe and are excited to see our expansion continue in to Serbia,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe.

“With increasing business travel in to Belgrade, we are confident the Courtyard by Marriott brand, and in particular our newly announced European prototype for Courtyard, will serve the market well.”

The Courtyard Belgrade City Centre will boast a fresh, contemporary design and room functionality that are signatures of the new Courtyard by Marriott European prototype.

Representing the ownership group, Branislav Grujic, co-chairman of PSP-Farman Holding Group said: “Having Marriott, one of the leading hotel operators in the world, now in Belgrade shows that international partners are looking upon Serbia as an interesting and prospective market for serious investments.

“Together with Marriott we are significantly improving the hospitality infrastructure of Belgrade, which is fast developing as a leading regional tourist and business destination.

“The Courtyard Belgrade City Centre is sure to become a key gathering point for international business clients.”