Marriott International hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for the new 194-room Courtyard by Marriott Aberdeen hotel, opening next to Aberdeen International Airport in Spring 2013.
The ground-breaking was attended by Jean-Paul Nel, Area Vice President for UK North at Marriott International; Chris McGinnis, General Manager of the Aberdeen Marriott Hotel, Mike Johnston from local company Faithful+Gould, who will be project managing the build, and Aberdeen’s Lord Provost (Lord Mayor) Peter Stephen. This will be the first Courtyard by Marriott hotel to be built to the new European design, which was unveiled in London in November 2011.
Marriott conducted extensive customer research and market analysis in order to create the new Courtyard concept designed to appeal to the European traveller, as part of its plans to significantly grow the brand across Europe. The second hotel to debut the new design will be the 230-room Courtyard by Marriott Cologne, set to open in late 2013.