SOURCE: Marriott

Gurgaon hotel

March 09, 2010 08:05 ET

Marriott International Announces the Launch of Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon

First Courtyard by Marriott in the National Capital Region

NEW DELHI, INDIA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  Marriott International Inc., the leading world-wide lodging company, announced the launch of the Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon. The launch marks the foray of the 'Courtyard by Marriott' brand into the National Capital Region. Located in the heart of the Cyber City, Gurgaon, the hotel near Indira Gandhi Airport will offer its guests 198 rooms and suites along with warm and personalized service, unique dining options and best-in-class amenities.

Speaking for the launch, Mr. Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President, India, Malaysia, Maldives and Pakistan, Marriott International said, "Gurgaon has rapidly emerged as one of the most important corporate hubs in India over the past decade. We are delighted to announce the launch of the Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon, the first Courtyard by Marriott in the National Capital Region. The launch reaffirms our long term commitment to India and our determination to bring the best of our brands to the country."

He further added, "Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon is one of our premium offerings and the brand has grown from strength to strength since it was first launched in India with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai, three years ago. Each Courtyard by Marriott property in India has been customized to the needs of the business traveller to ensure that every convenience is provided for and every comfort catered to during their stay."

Speaking about the property, Mr. Matthew Cooper, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon, said, "This hotel provides a happy blend of a sophisticated décor with a casual environment which enables guests to work, socialize, eat, drink and relax all at their own pace. Every aspect of the hotel from the warm service to state-of-the-art facilities will ensure a memorable stay for both business and leisure travelers alike."

The hotel in Gurgaon offers 198 spacious rooms including 6 exquisite luxury suites fusing contemporary décor with all traditional comforts to meet the needs of both the business and leisure travellers. The hotel provides an array of facilities and the focus is on functionality as much as comfort to ensure that the discerning business traveler can transact his work with ease. The hotel has 6 meeting rooms offering state-of-the-art amenities including the latest audio and visual equipment with high speed, wireless internet access and video conferencing facilities. To help guests unwind, the hotel also offers a well equipped fitness centre with outdoor swimming pool, a relaxation centre and great access to restaurants in Gurgaon.

The Gurgaon hotel also offers various fine dining options to appeal to the palates of the discerning business traveler. These include the multi-cuisine MoMo Café which offers all day dining, MoMo 2 Go the bakery and retail outlet, Bar Zen a chic contemporary bar and Red Zen, a specialty Pan Asian restaurant & noodle bar.

The brand Courtyard by Marriott, launched in 1983, has grown into one of Marriott's largest brands and the world's 12th largest lodging chain with more than 800 hotels worldwide. Courtyard by Marriott Hotels aspires to be the global leader in lodging for travellers who seek freedom and opportunity to disconnect from routine.

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.