Marriott International has announced plans to open a second hotel in Bucharest, the 147-room Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest. The hotel will operate under a management agreement with Gica Popescu Hotels SRL and is expected to open in early 2014.
The Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest will be Marriott International’s second hotel in the city, joining the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is the commercial and industrial hub of the country.
The new Courtyard Bucharest’s architecture will reflect the “innovative design concept of the Courtyard by Marriott brand, designed to help business travelers maintain balance on the road,” a statement from the company stated. The contemporary lobby will offer flexible seating, an interactive GoBoard screen featuring the latest news, weather and local information, and a 24-hour market for grab-and-go salads and sandwiches. The hotel will also feature an all-day restaurant. Ample meeting space and a fitness center with sauna complete the hotel’s facilities.
Introduced in 1983 and now with over 900 hotels, Courtyard by Marriott is the 11th largest global hotel brand. In addition to the new European prototype, the brand will unveil a new Asian inspired design for the Chinese traveler later this year.