As Marriott International continues its expansion throughout Europe, the company has announced plans to open a second hotel in Bucharest, the 147-room Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest.
The hotel will operate under a management agreement with Gica Popescu Hotels and is expected to open in early 2014.
The Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest will be Marriott International’s second hotel in the Bucharest, joining the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.
Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is the commercial and industrial hub of the country.
Incredibly well connected, with easy access to two international airports and a railway network that connects Romania with other major cities across Europe, the city also boasts fascinating history, natural, leafy landscapes and an eclectic mix of architecture.
“We are excited to be adding the Courtyard Bucharest to our portfolio in Eastern Europe,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe.
“We continue to see tremendous opportunity for expansion throughout Eastern Europe, particularly with our Courtyard by Marriott brand.
“As an essential part of our growth strategy and with the recent introduction of our Courtyard prototype in Europe, we are excited to continue to grow the brand, now 47 hotels strong across Europe.”
The new Courtyard Bucharest will be located in the city centre, close to the business district and transport links.
Its architecture will reflect the innovative design concept of the Courtyard by Marriott brand, designed to help business travellers maintain balance on the road.
Spacious, stylish and comfortable guest rooms that inspire productivity with ample work space will allow guests to work and relax on their own terms.