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Marriott unveils Prototype for its Future Courtyard Hotel Brand in Europe

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Monday, 9 October 2006

Earlier this month Marriott International unveiled the prototype of its new Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Europe, with the official opening of the 150-room Paris Courtyard by Marriott Colombes. It is the first of approximately 50 Courtyard hotels that Marriott plans to open in Europe over the next five years.

Speaking about the prototype, Donald Gibson, Marriotts international vice president for Courtyard, said, Courtyard is a highly specialized hotel that serves travelers who want consistent and dependable accommodations with amenities that help them achieve the purpose of their trip. We have found that traveler expectations for Courtyard vary geographically and we have gone to great lengths to design a hotel product, especially for the upper moderate European travel market.

The prototype design is the result of in-depth consumer research of European guest needs and preferences, a competition involving three prominent European design firms, Gibson said.

We are confident that this newly designed, cheerful and bright Courtyard will be an immediate hit with the traveling public. These new stylish Courtyard hotels offer the right price-value balance while delivering the consistency of product and service for which Courtyard is world-renowned, Gibson added.

As configured at the Paris Courtyard by Marriott Colombes, the new European Courtyard hotel will have approximately 150 rooms; a contemporary signature open lobby, which couples an informal ambience with comfortable seating; a lobby lounge; and a colorful three-meal restaurant called Oleo Pazzo Mediterranean Bistro. Meeting space will average 262-square-meters in flexible configurations.

Each property will have a fitness room and a business lounge including an Internet library. For maximum convenience, the hotel will have a 24-hour mini-market/pantry that will be open for salads and sandwiches, espresso, beer and wine.

Guest rooms at the Paris Courtyard by Marriott Colombes measure between 24-square-meters and 26square-meters. They are equipped with high-speed Internet access, a large desk with conveniently placed lighting, an ergonomic chair for comfort, a cable/satellite television, luxury bedding and coffee maker/tea service.

Current corporate room rates at the Paris Courtyard by Marriott Colombes range from 169 - 194 Euros per night.

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