SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

June 19, 2012 23:13 ET

Cutting Edge Technologies Enhance Andheri Business Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai International Airport Connects With Its Guests

MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2012) - Courtyard Mumbai offers attentive service along with modern conveniences and this hotel near Chhatrapai Shivaji International Airport has recently introduced new hotel technologies to continue to provide a refreshing experience for leisure and business travellers alike.

1) High definition televisions (HDTVs) are the focal point of the hotel rooms and provide a range of high quality HD channels to reflect the needs of guests who seek the ultimate in comfort and convenience in their Mumbai accommodation.

2) High speed internet access (wired and Wi-fi) in hotel rooms is a must for any business traveller and now many leisure travelers too. We now provide internet access offering guests the same level of broadband service in a hotel room, in terms of speed, reliability and security.

3) Apple MP3 docking station and alarm clock are two essential gadgets for many travelers. Alternatively, our in-room televisions also double up as an alarm clock.

4) Convenient power sources offer more efficiency than other airport hotels in Mumbai -- you'd be surprised how many times hotel guests have to dive under a desk to access power sockets to connect and charge their laptop and mobile. Another option, a connectivity panel which enables content from a laptop, digital camera or MP3 to be viewed/listened to via the television so they don't have to keep recharging their batteries.

5) Lighting and climate control may not seem at first an advanced piece of technology, but allowing guests to set these remotely to suit their changing moods, whether they're just waking up, working, or relaxing is becoming an important feature of a hotel room. Eg: weather gauges on its in-room control panel, allowing guests to decide if they should put on an extra layer before heading outside.

6) RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) door lock for keyless entry to a hotel room and other areas of the hotel.

7) Energy management systems which adjust the temperature and lights in a hotel room upon detection that the room is empty and an air-powered hair dryer to help save water and energy usage are interesting concepts.

8) Guest sensors that monitor when a guest enters and leaves so that lights and other technology in the room can be switched on and off accordingly.

Says Noel Sumitra, Concierge Manager and winner of the Gold Keys, "While we are all about 'High touch', we want to make sure that technologies don't replace the human touch that comes from our property team, but enhance their job and made it easier for them to deliver better, more enriching and meaningful service than other hotels in Andheri."

About Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR): is a leading lodging company with more than 3,100 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, 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, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2007 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE®, and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2007 Sustained Excellence Award and Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.

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  • CONTACT:

    Rubani Marwah
    Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai International Airport
    +91 8108182108
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