SOURCE: Marriott

Downtown Shanghai Hotels

December 10, 2010 10:36 ET

Courtyard by Marriott Celebrates the Grand Opening of Their New Shanghai Puxi Hotel

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) - The Grand Opening Ceremony of Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi was held at hotel ballroom on the evening of 29 Sept, 2010. Vice Chairman of Shanghai Municipal People's Congress, Mr. Zhou Yu Peng, Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Zhabei district Committee, Mrs Fang Hui Ping, Area director of operations Marriott international, Mr. Jakob Helgen, Taiwan's heavy-weight musician and movie director, Liu Jia Chang and his wife Mrs. Zheng Zheng, Taiwanese actress, along with 160 invited guests attended the ceremony at the Shanghai downtown hotel.

The popular TV host Mrs. Ji Xue Ping kicked off the ceremony, sharing with the audience some insight surrounding the numbers associated with the new hotel. Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi is the 1st biggest Courtyard hotel in China and the 3rd largest in the world, it features 456 spacious guest rooms and offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. The Nanjing Road hotel is well located in downtown Shanghai, a short stroll away from the local railway and metro, 10 minutes from Xintiandi and People's Square.

The Puxi Shanghai hotel's owner, a Marriott International representative, and a Shanghai government representative each delivered speeches. In his speech, Zhabei District Mayor, Mr. Zhou Ping, noted his appreciation for the great achievement made through close cooperation between the owner and Marriott International, which after 4 years of quality standard construction brought the property to life as a world-class international hotel. He is firmly convinced this new Shanghai downtown hotel will be a highlight addition to the surrounding area and to Zhabei District, which will promote and enhance the District's social and economic development.

There is a tradition at Marriott which was built more than 80 years ago and will continue in every Marriott hotel. This tradition is a based on the belief it is best for hotels to take good care of their associates so that they in turn will provide superior service to the hotel guests resulting in a successful, prosperous and profitable business for the owner of the Hotel. Mr. Jakob Helgen gave full recognition to the pre-opening team and offered his appreciation for excellent work that has been done to create the property to be known as the Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi.

Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi is centrally located in the city center within walking distance to Shanghai Railway Station and Metro line 1, 3 & 4. A number of city attractions are within easy access with only 10 minutes to Nanjing Road West, Jing An Temple and People's Square. Hotel offers 456 spacious guestrooms showcasing contemporary design at its best. The Executive Lounge is located on the 30th floor offers breathtaking city views with exclusive facilities and privileges to Executive Room and Suite guests. In addition, the hotel features a variety of leisure options including MoMo Cafe, MoMo 2 Go, Lobby Lounge, fitness center and indoor swimming pool. 500 square meters total of function space, including a Grand Ballroom and 4 function rooms, is supported by comprehensive meeting facilities and our professional catering and events team. Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi is committed to make your event and stay a total success.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand; 200 additional Courtyard by Marriott hotels will open around the world over the next three years. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. To make reservations, visit www.courtyard.com, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 1-800-321-2211 or contact a travel professional. For more information about Marriott International, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, The Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 year-end. It is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by Newsweek as one of the greenest big companies in America. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.