Marriott International’s select-service Courtyard brand is growing its European footprint of 63 hotels by almost 50 percent over the next two years, with nearly 30 hotels slated to open in Europe by the end of 2020.
This growth is enhanced by two new flagship properties: the Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon, which opened in October, and the Courtyard Hamburg City in Germany, which is scheduled to open in the spring.
The brand's footprint in France is expected to grow to 10 hotels, eight of which will be in Paris. In Germany, the upcoming opening of the Courtyard Munich Garching will pave the way for three more properties slated for Hamburg, Munich and Darmstadt. Once open, these hotels will bring the Courtyard portfolio in this market to 18 hotels.
In early 2018, Courtyard announced a multi-year partnership with FC Bayern and became the official hotel partner for Germany’s most popular and successful football club. The partnership now gives the 120 million members of Marriott’s three loyalty programs—Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest—access to specialized football experiences through Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments. The partnership is poised to help boost the brand’s appeal among fans in Germany.
Several properties also are slated to open in the UK, which already has seven Courtyards and will get another five in key cities, including London, Glasgow and Oxford.
The brand also is expected to make its debut in numerous markets over the next two years, including Romania (Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest Floreasca), Armenia (Yerevan), Croatia (Split), Finland (Tampere), Iceland (Keflavik), Georgia (Batumi) and Macedonia (Skopje).
Courtyard by Marriott has more than 1,100 properties in more than 50 countries and territories around the world.