The Courtyard by Marriott Agra, India, opens

Courtyard by Marriott opened a new property in Agra, India, its 12th in the country. The hotel has 189 rooms and 18 suites, and is located near city attractions including the Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Masjid and Kinari Bazaar.

The hotel has conference and banquet facilities, with more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor banquet space, which can accommodate up to 1,200 guests.

On March 31, the Courtyard Walla Walla is expected to open as the brand's 1,000th hotel worldwide. On that same day, all Marriott Rewards guests checking into any Courtyard, worldwide, will receive 1,000 points as the brand sets aside an estimated 50 million points to thank loyal customers. Courtyard expects to be in 40 countries by this summer. The brand celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013 and is Marriott’s second largest revenue generator