Marriott Opens First Courtyard Hotel in Turkey

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 15 June 2009

Marriott has opened its first Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Turkey.

The 262-room Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport is located five kilometers from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and just 25 minutes drive from Istanbuls city center and old city.

This hotel is designed specifically for European business travelers who want all the conveniences of an upscale hotel but in a more casual, open design where they can be totally at ease, said Wolfgang Koller, general manager of the hotel. Istanbul is a thriving business hub and a world class destination- the perfect location for this global brand.

The 228 deluxe and 32 superior rooms and suites at the Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport are fully equipped with Marriotts new, highly-acclaimed plush bedding and bath linens; two telephone lines; wireless Internet access; a well-lighted, over-sized work desk and ergonomic chair for comfort; an in-room safe and refrigerator; a coffee and tea maker, keyboard, Internet via TV, satellite plasma TV, an ironing board and iron.

Opening special rates for the month of June are 89 on weekend nights and 99 midweek.

For dining and entertainment, Oleo Pazzo Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine and Turkish specialties and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Additional amenities include a business center / internet corner in the lobby and wireless Internet throughout all public areas of the hotel. A Grab & Go market in the lobby provides snacks and refreshments, including beer and wine, 24 hours a day. And the Caretta Spa offers a fully equipped gym, 77 square meter indoor pool, sauna, steam bath and four treatment rooms.

For conferences and social events, the hotel has a 300-square-meter ballroom and seven smaller meeting rooms with daylight and soundproof windows.

As part of its social and environmental commitment, the Courtyard Istanbul International Airport commissioned a garden to surround the property that features 4,200 plants transferred from seven areas of Turkey including the Black Sea and Anatolian region.

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