Courtyard by Marriott is continuing its European expansion with the addition of nearly 30 hotels across the continent over the coming two years.
In a statement released by the company today, Marriott said it will increase its current European footprint of 63 hotels by about 50 percent before the end of 2020.
In addition to strengthening its portfolio in established markets such as Germany, France and the UK, Courtyard is expected to debut in seven emerging destinations including Armenia, Finland, and Iceland.
The company also announced the opening of two new flagship properties – one in Paris and one in Hamburg. Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon opened in October while the Courtyard Hamburg City is slated for a Spring 2019 opening.
Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon
This hotel brings to life the brand’s new design vision for its properties and is located in the city center.
The 19-story tower incorporates a contemporary look and feel and offers views of Paris and its iconic landmarks throughout its 249 guest rooms. The property is also convenient to the Gare de Lyon station, a key travel hub and international gateway.
Courtyard Hamburg City
Located in the heart of Hamburg, this 276-room property will be just moments from the Central Station and will be equipped to host a range of business and conference events.
In addition to these two openings, Courtyard by Marriott expects to continue to grow its pipeline in Europe over the next two years with openings in the following locations.
The UK market, already home to seven Courtyard hotels, is expected to further expand its portfolio with the addition of five hotels in key cities such as London, Glasgow and Oxford.
Following the opening of Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon, the brand’s footprint in France is expected to grow to 10 hotels, eight of which will be in Paris.
The upcoming opening of Courtyard Munich Garching will pave the way for a further three properties anticipated to open in Hamburg, Munich and Darmstadt. Once open, these hotels will bring the Courtyard portfolio in this market to 18 hotels.
New markets that the brand is planning to debut in include Romania (Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest Floreasca), Armenia (Yerevan), Croatia (Split), Finland (Tampere), Iceland (Keflavik), Georgia (Batumi) and Macedonia (Skopje).
“Our guests are passionate, hard-working and success-driven. As such, Courtyard by Marriott has adapted its growth strategy to offer more choices in new and convenient business hubs, combining innovative technology with style and comfort to meet the demands of the next generation of global business travelers,” John Licence, vice president of premium and select brands at Marriott International, Europe, said in a statement.
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