Marriott continues expansion into Europe
Marriott International will open its first moderately priced Courtyard branded hotel in Romania in 2011 under a recently concluded management agreement with a local developer. The 187-room Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest will be located in the city center within walking distance of the award-winning JW Marriott Hotel Bucharest.
“We are delighted to introduce our highly-acclaimed Courtyard hotel brand in Bucharest,” said Amy McPherson, President & Managing Director, European Lodging, “Our Courtyard hotels appeal to business and leisure travelers who want a refreshing environment that helps them stay connected and productive while enabling them to take time for themselves. With its growing tourism base, we are confident that Bucharest will be the perfect setting for this future Courtyard hotel.”
Courtyard by Marriott hotel guest rooms are usually larger than those offered by other hotels in its competitive segment and feature clearly distinct rest, relaxation and grooming areas. Amenities include Marriott’s renowned bed and bath linens; high definition, flat screen television; high-speed internet access; large work desk and ergonomic chair; in-room refrigerator; remotely accessible voice mail; dataport for computer modem hook-up and coffee makers in each room.
For dining and entertainment, Courtyard’s public space evokes a residential, open feeling and a casual ambience that encourages guests to feel relaxed, comfortable and welcomed. The Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest will have a casual restaurant serving three meals daily and a lobby lounge and bar.
For recreation, the hotel will have a fitness center. Business services will be available adjacent to the front desk and The Market, a “grab and go” kiosk, will provide various sundry items and mini-snacks and sandwiches for those in-a-hurry.
For social events and conferences, the hotel will have 2,890 square feet of space comprised of a 2,430-square foot main meeting room which will be divisible into two sections and two separate meeting rooms in varying configurations.
Courtyard by Marriott is the world’s 12th largest lodging brand with more than 800 hotels in 28 countries; 31 properties are currently located throughout Europe with another eight scheduled to open in Europe through 2012.