Courtyard by Marriott
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Courtyard by Marriott is a brand of hotels owned by Marriott International. Courtyard by Marriott is designed for business travelers but also accommodates families. Its rooms feature large desks, couches, free broadband Internet access, and "big" breakfasts. The majority of locations have full-service restaurants, and all have 24-hour "mini-marts," called "The Market". A hot breakfast buffet is available for purchase or may be included in the cost of the room with a special overnight stay package. It competes with other mid-priced business-oriented hotels like Wingate Inn and Hilton Garden Inn.
The first location was built in 1983 in Atlanta and was Marriott's first sister brand. The brand was always meant to target business travelers who wanted quality service at affordable prices. However, over the years, it has come to cater to the leisure traveler, too. Most now have a swimming pool or fitness center, microwaves and mini-fridges for rent, and family rates.
A new-style lobby debuted in 2008 at a Courtyard property in Fairfax, Virginia. The concept is going chain-wide, and it includes a re-designed restaurant/bar area called "The Bistro" (which will no longer offer a buffet layout for breakfast) and it will have coffee drinks made with Starbucks products; a broader business center area with more computers available (as well as separate dedicated computers just for those getting flight information and boarding passes); a more modern lounge and seating area (including round booths along the front wall called "pods", each with individual TVs on one side); expanded areas for The Market, a small store in the lobby to buy food drinks and also fresh sandwiches; a new touch-screen display called the "GoBoard" which displays local weather, nearby restaurants, an area map, and news briefs from USA Today; and a different front desk area with "pedestals" instead of a traditional linear counter space.
A list of some Courtyard by Marriott hotels:
The Courtyard by Marriott Detroit is a full service high-rise Hotel in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is connected via enclosed skyways to the contemporary modern and luxurious Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, the Millender Center Detroit People Mover station, and the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. It stands next to the similarly designed Millender Center Apartments.
The building stands at 333 East Jefferson Avenue. It was built in 1984 and opened in 1985 as the Omni International Hotel. After its run as an Omni, it became a Doubletree hotel and finally when GM purchased the Millender Center complex in the late 1990s it became the Courtyard by Marriott. It has 21 floors, is used as a hotel, and has a parking garage inside. Like the Millender Center, it was designed in the modern architectural style, and uses concrete as its main material.
This building contains the office and retail portion of this complex. It houses 30,000 square feet (3,000 m2) of retail, and 100,000 square feet (10,000 m2) of office space.
The Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon is located at sushant lok in Gurgaon. The hotel opened in 7 December 2007 it has the two restaurant one is Momo café (a multi-cuisine restaurant) and the other is pan-pacific restaurant named Red Zen.
There are three Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Pune - the first to open on 1 June 2009 was Courtyard by Marriott Pune Hinjewadi which is located off the Mumbai - Pune Expressway at Hinjewadi, the IT hub of Pune. In 2011, Pune's premier business hotel Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre was launched and it is located in the heart of Pune city next to the Pune railway station on Bund Garden Road near Koregaon Park. The third hotel Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan was recently launched in Sept.
The Courtyard by Marriott Chennai is a midscale (four-star) hotel located on Anna Salai (Mount Road), Chennai, India. This hotel is the renovated form of the erstwhile Hotel Srilekha Intercontinental which was shut down due to financial mismanagement in 2002. The hotel has 238 rooms, including 231 rooms and 5 suites. It also has seven meeting rooms and 2,842 sq ft of total meeting space, which can accommodate up to 200 people. A coffee shop to seat 108, a signature resto bar, an health club and executive lounge, besides a 24-hour operational gymnasium and business centre form part of the hotel's property package.
Located at satellite road near ISRO.
The Courtyard by Marriott Montreal is under construction in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on René Lévesque Boulevard West between Bleury Street and Anderson Street in Downtown Montreal. It will be one the first 12 floors of the Le V building, and have 212 rooms.
Iloilo City, Philippines
The Courtyard by Marriott is currently under construction at Iloilo Business Park in Iloilo City. Thus is the first Courtyard brand by Marriott hotel to be constructed in the Philippines. It will be a 15-storey contemporary hotel with 314 rooms which consists of 121 King Rooms, 140 Doubles, 32 Executive Rooms and 16 Suites. It is set to open by 2015 in time for the 2015 APEC ministerial conference.
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