SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 10, 2013 16:45 ET

Appetizing Changes Accompany New Talent at One Chennai Citi-Centre Hotel

The Courtyard Chennai Welcomes New Culinary Staff and Enjoys Mouthwatering Results

CHENNAI, INDIA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - Change, as the saying goes, is good. And for the four-star Courtyard Chennai, that maxim has never been truer. This premier business hotel recently brought on two new staff members, Executive Chef Sridhar Sigatapu and Food and Beverage Manager Satish Srinivasamurthy, whose experience and skills promise a menu of changes designed to appeal to everyone.

Tucked in among Chennai's Nungambakkam hotels, the Courtyard Chennai is ideally suited for business and leisure travellers who expect quality and creativity in every meal. In this regard, Executive Chef Sigatapu does not disappoint. The chef arrived at the Courtyard Chennai in May 2013 by way of London, where he spent four of his 16 years in the hospitality business at the DoubleTree by Hilton in London Heathrow and at the Ramada at London Heathrow. In his current position, Executive Chef Sigatapu will oversee every detail of this South Indian hotel's restaurants, which feature a variety of cuisine styles. Rhapsody, for example, tempts diners with stylishly served traditional Italian fare, while the 24-hour Paprika draws inspiration from around the world for its menu. The Muffin Tree, meanwhile, capitalizes on Executive Chef Sigatapu's passion for pastry, something he also gratifies in Paprika's stunning wall display of desserts.

Ensuring that Executive Chef Sigatapu has the ability to impress guests with his culinary creations is Satish Srinivasamurthy. Srinivasamurthy brings more than a decade of hospitality experience to this Chennai airport hotel, where he will fine-tune the guest dining experience while overseeing the department staff and operations. Srinivasamurthy is well-versed in the challenges and rewards of this position having distinguished himself at The Claridges, Surajkund and the Hyatt Pune, among others.

These two new appointments translate to exciting changes for the property, which already stands out from other Chennai hotels in the T Nagar area, thanks to its modern amenities, spacious guestrooms and 2,482 square feet of flexible event space. Change, it seems, has never been so palatable.

About Courtyard Chennai
Situated just 20 minutes from the Chennai International Airport, near the U.S. Consulate and the IT and Manufacturing Corridor, the Courtyard Chennai offers its business guests unbeatable location. Leisure travellers will be equally impressed by such nearby attractions as Marina Beach, Santhome Cathedral and Birla Planetarium. Yet the hotel is as appealing for its intrinsic value as it is for its proximity to outside attractions. The four-star hotel offers 231 guestrooms and five suites that feature luxury bedding, ergonomic workstations and a separate tub and shower, all of which go a long way toward properly preparing guests for sightseeing or business. The hotel's three restaurants tempt travellers with everything from baked goods to internationally inspired cuisine. And the 24-hour fitness centre and onsite spa provide the perfect means for relaxation after a day spent convening in this business hotel's seven meeting rooms. Business or pleasure, the Courtyard Chennai can accommodate it.

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