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December 18, 2013 10:00 ET

Mediterranean Cuisine Arrives at Hotels in Munich and Steals the Culinary Spotlight

At Oleo Pazzo, Freshly Prepared Dishes Are Complemented by an Innovative Approach

MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2013) - Visitors to Munich could be forgiven for expecting to find only bratwurst and schnitzel on the menu. (After all, there's a reason foods like these have been exported around the world.) But at the Courtyard Munich City Center's Oléo Pazzo restaurant, visitors will find a Mediterranean-based menu that is as globally inspired as the guests themselves. And yes, even Bavarian favorites have a place on the menu.

But before guests can examine the menu, the bright and airy restaurant has its own attention-grabbing feature: an open show kitchen. From any seat within the light-infused dining room, guests can watch the culinary team as they chop, dice and sauté the fresh ingredients to make each dish. Such a memorable experience has become one of the highlights of dining in Munich.

Just as the kitchen is open to onlookers, Oléo Pazzo's menu is open to international influences. In addition to items like Caesar salad and tiramisu, diners will find options like the Asian-inspired red turkey curry with jasmine rice, and the Bavarian favorite, pork roast with potato dumplings and Bavarian cabbage. Because the property is one of the foremost business hotels in Munich, these and other dishes are featured on the restaurant's business lunch menu, which changes weekly and is offered from 12 to 3 p.m. every Monday through Friday.

Whether guests spend their days working in one of the Munich hotel's four meeting rooms, or conducting business at one of the many nearby companies downtown, the inviting atmosphere in Oléo Pazzo makes an ideal respite for lunch. Plus its daily deluxe breakfast buffet, which offers the choice between a rich continental breakfast and a delicious American breakfast, promises a great start to each morning. And for those days when guests are just itching to return to their comfortable Munich hotel rooms, the hip Oléo Pazzo Bar can be just the ticket to post-work relaxation. The bar offers a variety of cocktails and snacks to help guests unwind, mingle and enjoy the evening. Whichever way is most convenient for the guest, Oléo Pazzo is ready to welcome and indulge everyone with its one-of-a-kind culinary offerings.

About the Courtyard Munich City Center
The Courtyard Munich City Center is located in the heart of Munich and offers individual conference guests as well as leisure travelers an inspiring environment in which to stay, sightsee and work. Mediterranean creations lure visitors into Oléo Pazzo, a restaurant with an open show kitchen, while the hotel's buffet breakfast cooks up a mouthwatering start to each day. For those who want a lighter meal, the Oléo Pazzo Bar offers tapas-style dining, and the 24-hour market provides convenient snacks and drinks. A total of 248 guest rooms and suites offer space for recreation and relaxation along with air-conditioning and mini-refrigerators, while four meeting rooms and a deluxe business center meet the needs of corporate guests. A state-of-the-art fitness center lets guests stay active any time of day, thanks to its 24-hour access. Offering comfort and convenience, this city-center property makes an ideal vantage point from which to experience Munich.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. There are approximately 325,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties. Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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