SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 29, 2013 15:08 ET

Berlin Lodging Is the Star of the Party at Courtyard by Marriott's Anniversary

Amid the Glitz and Glamour of International Celebrations, Courtyard Berlin City Center Steals the Spotlight

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) - As far as causes for celebration go, birthdays rank among the most fun. Milestone birthdays are even better, and when that milestone is being celebrated around the world by a hotel brand that revolutionized the hospitality industry, well, that's one invitation not to be missed. Such was the case on October 15, 2013 when the Courtyard Berlin City Center got in on the festivities marking Courtyard's 30th anniversary and created one memorable event of its own.

As the first hotel brand to cater specifically to business travelers and the upper-middle-class market, Courtyard has good reason to mark the anniversary of its inception as well as the many other firsts it's pioneered over the years. And while celebrations were also hosted in Hong Kong, Doha, Mexico City and Atlanta, this Berlin business hotel managed to put its own mark on the event.

More than 200 guests were invited to the party at these accommodations in Berlin, including Mariella Ahrens, the renowned German actress who was the guest of honor. Equally attention-grabbing were the raffle prizes. Complimentary German train tickets and six car-rental coupons were up for grabs, while one lucky winner snagged the grand prize: a weeklong trip to Bangkok, including airfare.

Because Courtyard enjoys a presence in 38 different countries, and because this property's Oléo Pazzo restaurant boasts a position among the top restaurants in Berlin, Germany, the culinary offerings during the celebration highlighted favorites from around the globe. Guests may have been in Berlin for the evening, but the world was represented on their plates.

For those who were fortunate enough to count themselves among the hotel's guests, the end of the evening did not signal the end of the party. These happy few were able to retire to their hotel rooms and suites in Berlin and enjoy flat-screen televisions, branded toiletries and all the other details that have helped make Courtyard the undisputed success story it is today.

About Courtyard Berlin City Center
Travelers looking for a modern hotel that matches the cool, contemporary vibe of Berlin can unpack and relax at the Courtyard Berlin City Center. Guest rooms are equipped with amenities like high-speed Internet, luxury bedding, air-conditioning, soundproof windows, mini-refrigerators and flat-screen televisions, all the things that visitors need whether they're traveling for business or pleasure. Corporate guests can take advantage of the 11 meeting rooms that can impress up to 280 people with their natural light and Wi-Fi. A sauna, 24-hour fitness center and even bike rentals are available to all guests for staying fit or getting around town. After all, the hotel is enviably close to such sights as Checkpoint Charlie and the former Berlin Wall, not to mention shopping and dining. Of course, the hotel's own Oléo Pazzo is not to be missed, thanks to its comprehensive culinary mix of Berlin favorites and Mediterranean fare. And the hotel's 24-hour Market ensures no midnight craving goes unheeded.

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