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Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua

May 05, 2011 10:42 ET

Courtyard by Marriott Designates Bali, Indonesia as Its 900th Hotel in the World

BALI, INDONESIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Courtyard by Marriott has designated Bali as its first location in Indonesia as well as its 900th hotel in the world. The hotel opened recently in the famous Nusa Dua resort area of the renowned tropical island destination.

The new Bali Nusa Dua beach hotel is owned by PT Peninsula Bali Resort and will operate under a long-term management agreement with Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) with Nicolas Reschke as Director of Sales and Marketing.

"We are very excited about entering the Indonesian market," said Janis Milham, vice president and global brand manager for Courtyard by Marriott. "This fabulous new Bali hotel allows Courtyard the opportunity to provide leisure guests with a breathtaking destination highlighting our open design layout and popular MoMo Café coupled with additional services such as a Kids Club and spa."

Situated minutes away from the popular 18-hole championship golf course and local attractions, offering a variety of entertainment and restaurants, the new Bali golf resort is situated in a prime location for travelers. Bali offers a wide selection of goods to take home as souvenirs, from sculpture, traditional and modern paintings to ceramics and fashion. All of them are available in shops and galleries throughout the island.

The 250 deluxe guestrooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Bali are filled with local charm, featuring unique paintings by I Gede Putra Udiyana, a recognized Balinese artist from Denpasar. Each spacious room offers, either a private balcony, a garden terrace or a terrace with close to pool access that allows guests to enjoy the fresh air and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds them. Deluxe bedding, with minimum 32-inch LCD panel TVs and satellite channels ensure that guests are able to enjoy, relax and unwind. Six suites with oversized accommodations and double-sized balconies are available for honeymooners.

MoMo Café, Courtyard's Asian culinary innovation, presents a menu that blends western dishes with local favorites. Fresh local ingredients blended with the chef's creativity makes the quality food a delight for guests. The open kitchen and wood-fire oven produce delightful aromas that create a warm home-like ambiance. MoMo 2 Go is providing "on the run" guests with a "grab and go" kiosk filled with sandwiches, pastries and a wide variety of beverages. The pool-side bar allows guests to treat themselves to cold drinks and tasty snacks while lounging in the sun.

A picture-perfect setting for destination weddings and gatherings, the Courtyard by Marriott Bali has two ballrooms with the largest one accommodating up to 180 persons for a sit down dinner or up to 324 theater style. Both rooms are versatile and can be divided into smaller meeting space. A stunning landscaped courtyard separates the two function rooms and makes for excellent breakout space or cocktail receptions al fresco.

Exercising outdoors is a must at this family hotel in Bali and an ideal track for runners is the idyllic paved surroundings of Nusa Dua, where they can work out and explore at the same time. A wide variety of water sports are available in Bali including scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing and surfing at the local beach ten minutes from the resort. For those interested in strength and cardio training, the fully equipped gym at the hotel offers personal trainers and state of the art machines.

Recharging before going out to enjoy the nightlife of Bali is important and the Courtyard by Marriott Bali offers six individual massage and treatment rooms for guests to get pampered and relax. Three massage rooms for two are great for couples. A wide variety of treatments are available including traditional Balinese massage performed by trained therapists. The Spa will open at the beginning of May.

Courtyard by Marriott, along with more than 3,100 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide, participate in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows its over 30 million members to earn points or airline miles for each dollar spent during each stay.

Editor's Note:
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.

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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.

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