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12/12/2014

Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya Opens in Thailand’s Hottest Beach-Resort Destination

Courtyard By Marriott South Pattaya_ExteriorA step away from Pattaya’s lively beach promenade, the 132-room Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya combines great comfort and a perfect location with world known hospitality.

Chonburi, Thailand, December 12, 2014 – Marriott International continues its dynamic growth in Thailand with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya. Located in South Pattaya city area within walking distance to Pattaya Beach and Walking Street, the 7-storey with 132-room hotel is the exciting new addition to the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Asia – making it the 2nd Courtyard branded hotel in Thailand and the 32nd Courtyard branded hotel in Asia Pacific. Download images.

Remarking on the occasion, Karl Hudson, Marriott International’s Area Vice President – Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam & Japan, said:  “We are delighted to be opening our second Courtyard branded property in Thailand, in one of the hottest beach-resort destination - Pattaya. Pattaya has been growing popularity attracting both business and leisure visitors. Our continuous growth in Thailand is of great important to Marriott International, and we look forward to expanding the presence of the Courtyard brand.

Courtyard By Marriott South Pattaya_StudioSuiteCourtyard by Marriott South Pattaya offers a choice of 132 rooms with natural lighting and contemporary décor, from spacious rooms, to upgraded pool view rooms and two-bedroom Suites. Each guestroom is thoughtfully designed, complete with a flat screen LCD TV, satellite TV with international channels and electronic personal safe. All rooms and suites feature flexible areas for work and relaxation, including free Wi-Fi that helps guests stay connected and productive.

The hotel’s state-of-the-art lobby is designed to welcome guests for all occasions, from relaxation to socializing. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available throughout all public areas of the hotels. Other facilities that make this hotel the ideal rejuvenation spot includes an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour Gym and Ananya Massage that opens in 2015.  

MoMo café, located on the 1st floor, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet, featuring the freshest local ingredients and offering a combination of Western delicacies as well as Thai specialties. With contemporary design and décor, all day dining MoMo Café is ideal for business or casual gatherings. Alternately, MoMo Bar serves refreshing signature drinks, snacks and light music in the evening, creating a relaxed ambience for chill-out.

Tamnak Hill and Multi-function room, fully equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment and Wi-Fi access, comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests. A dedicated events team, well-appointed venues and comprehensive facilities make the new Courtyard the perfect choice for stylish social galas, business meetings, conferences and events.

“We are excited to bring Courtyard to the vibrant and growing city of Pattaya.  Our aim is to provide exceptional service and a refreshing surrounding for both leisure and business guests, allowing them to have some fun and create an unforgettable experience,” said Luca Forges Davanzati, General Manager.

The hotel is the perfect retreat for locals as well, looking for a great place to relax and unwind after work.  The location is just right-surrounded by the endless dining, entertainment, shopping and nightlife that Pattaya has to offer.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya directly at (66) 38 418 333, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 001 800 852 7402, or visit www.courtyardpattaya.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

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12/01/2014

‘The Itch List’ Wins 1 Million Rupees in Courtyard by Marriott’s Young Entrepreneur Challenge

Campaign SiteMumbai, December 1, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott’s innovative campaign ‘The Elevator Pitch’, today announced Mumbai-based Ms. Smriti Modi as the grand prize winner for her entry ‘The Itch List’ by Ms. Smriti Modi will receive 1 million rupees to take her business idea to the next level.

The initiative, which commenced earlier in August this year, aims to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs. 5 finalists were shortlisted from over 1,000 submissions, and each had to present their respective business ideas in a 60 second ‘Elevator Pitch’ to a distinguished panel of judges which included Mr. Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President of South Asia, Marriott International; Mr. Pratul Gupta, Vice President – Portfolio of Avigo Capital and Mr. Pallav Nadhani, Co-founder and CEO of FusionCharts.

The winning idea, ‘The Itch List’ is a social networking site bringing together like-minded individuals to share and fulfill their buckets lists. ‘The Itch List’ encourages people to share their list of things they want to do in life -- from travel adventures to picking up a new extreme sport , identifies people who have the same 'itch' and helps them 'scratch' it together. It was selected as the grand prize winner based on its creativity, presentation, market potential and execution plan.

Mr. Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President, South East Asia – Marriott International said, “Courtyard by Marriott’s campaign ‘The Elevator Pitch’ was one adrenaline-charged elevator ride that gave young entrepreneurs an opportunity to stay ahead of their game and convert their dream project into reality. It was a tough competition between the top five finalists, but we are happy to have ‘The Itch List’ as the winner. The idea is and refreshing and for the generation who want to live life to the fullest. The idea is well structured and scalable. And people will feel a strong personal connect with it.”

Other judges on the panel Mr. Pratul Gupta, Vice President – Portfolio of Avigo Capital said, “She has clarity. She has passion. And she’s doing it fulltime. That’s why I vote for her.” While Mr. Pallav Nadhani, Co- founder and CEO of FusionCharts said, “It is a beautiful idea, and we especially love the name. I’m itching for The Itch List.”

Winner of the Young Entrepreneur Challenge, Ms. Smriti Modi said, “The Elevator Pitch gave us an opportunity to stay ahead of the game and realize our dreams. From itching to win Courtyard's 'The Elevator Pitch' to actually winning it has been an exciting and inspiring journey. It is the perfect way to kickstart theitchlist.com and I am really happy that the jury and Courtyard picked it for this incredible opportunity. Now more than ever, I want to urge people to step out and start pursuing things that they really want."

To find out more about the winning idea, visit the official website www.courtyard-elevatorpitch.com.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 18001025000 (India), visit www.courtyard.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging global company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Contact:
Noelle Rocque Daniel                
Director Public Relations - Marriott India
noelle.rocque@marriott.com



 

11/19/2014

Guatemala City Adds a New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

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Guatemala City, Guatemala – November 19, 2014: Marriott International announced today plans to open the first Courtyard by Marriott brand hotel in the bustling Guatemala City. The hotel project was signed with Grupo Azur, a family owned company that invests in real estate, hospitality and restaurants.   

The 147-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, scheduled to open in 2016, will be located in the middle of Guatemala City’s Zona 10, also known as Zona Viva, an area known for leisure and business travel.

“The Courtyard by Marriott brand was a perfect fit for this hotel and, combined with Marriott’s backbone and sales engine, we are confident that the hotel will be highly successful and play a large role in the continued emergence of city of Guatemala City,” said Manuel Arzu, of Grupo Azur, and the leading architect behind the design of the hotel.

"The new hotel in Guatemala will be a significant milestone in our rapid expansion across Central America," said Craig S. Smith, President of the Caribbean & Latin America at Marriott International. "The property will feature a modern, functional design while embracing Guatemala's vibrant culture and the amenities travelers trust from our globally renowned Marriott International brands."

“With the success of the brand across the Caribbean and Latin America, the Courtyard by Marriott brand has become a favorite amongst regional travelers”, Laurent De Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Caribbean & Latin America, Marriott International. “Guatemala City is known for its large presence of multinational corporations, making the hotel’s central location an excellent option for the modern business traveler.”

The hotel will feature the brand’s refreshing business lobby, lobby bar, a casual dining restaurant, flexible meeting space and recreational facilities including a state of the art gym.  Additionally, it will include the brand’s new modern guestroom design.

The Courtyard by Marriott brand features hotels with a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced while traveling.   Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ desire for choice and control and allow them to use the public space and guest rooms to meet all of their needs while on the road.  With more than 900 locations in 37 countries, Courtyard has more locations than any other Marriott International brand.

For more information about the brand, visit www.courtyard.com.

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11/14/2014

Courtyard by Marriott Arrives in Brazil

Courtyard by Marriott RecifeThe 162-Room Courtyard by Marriott Recife Designed for Today’s Brazilian Tech Savvy Traveler

Recife, Brazil - November 14, 2014 – The 162-room Courtyard by Marriott Recife has officially opened its doors in the beautiful city of Recife in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The hotel is only a short walk to the beach and has convenient access to the city’s best restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions.

“The Courtyard brand is expanding across the world at a rapid pace and we’re thrilled to introduce this innovative brand to Brazil,” said Craig S. Smith, president of the Caribbean and Latin America at Marriott International. “With the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott in Recife, the brand now has a portfolio of 24 hotels in 11 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, and we look forward to receiving more and more Brazilian guests as we expand our footprint in the country in the next few years.”

The Courtyard by Marriott Recife offers complimentary high-speed Internet in guestrooms and public areas, so guests can stay connected while traveling, as well as large work desks in each room for a more peaceful work environment.

One of the key elements of the Courtyard “refreshing business” lobby is the GoBoard®, which presents local information such as maps, weather, and news on a 55-inch LCD touch screen. Guests can utilize the screen for instant access to flight information, local airports, entertainment and local event information, as well as walking directions and have it all sent to their smart phones.

The Courtyard by Marriott Recife will feature the brand’s signature “Bistro” that offers healthy food choices and a variety of International options. As part of the Bistro, the hotel will also have an evening bar with specialty beverages. The hotel will also feature a complete fitness center, a 24 hour Market and four spacious meeting rooms totaling over 3.000 square feet of meeting space.

Opening rates at the Courtyard by Marriott Recife begin at $119 USD per night.

About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Courtyard by Marriott Recife directly at + 55 81 3256-7700, call our toll-free number at 0800 703 1512, visit www.courtyard.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

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10/28/2014

Courtyard by Marriott Announces Expansion of Brand in Scotland With New Edinburgh Hotel

Courtyard-by-Marriott-logoBrand new 240-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel set to open in Edinburgh city centre in early 2016.

London, UK - October 28, 2014 – Following the launch of Courtyard by Marriott’s new European design concept at Courtyard Aberdeen Airport Hotel last year, Marriott International, Inc. has announced plans to open a second Courtyard branded hotel in Scotland in early 2016. Located in the centre of Edinburgh, Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel will offer business and leisure travellers a refreshing hotel experience with contemporary and efficient design to ensure convenience and productivity throughout the entire guest stay.

The hotel will occupy a listed building comprised of three adjoining Georgian townhouses, one of which was home to Robert Stevenson, a famous Scottish civil engineer and the grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of the 1881 novel “Treasure Island”. This historic building and its impressive façade will finally be restored after many years of standing empty. Behind this will sit a new building to accommodate the rest of the hotel.

The hotel’s 240 comfortable and stylish guest rooms will feature an energising Mediterranean colour palette, locally inspired furnishings and multiple, accessible power outlets making plugging in easy.  Guests will be able to enjoy facilities including an all-day Bistro Restaurant, fitness centre and a 49 square foot multi-functional meeting room with the latest technology. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel will ensure that guests can stay connected whilst working and relaxing in any of the hotel’s flexible open-plan public spaces.

Commenting on the announcement, Amy McPherson, President and Managing Director for Marriott International in Europe, said: “We are excited to announce the launch of Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh and continue to expand the presence of the brand in Scotland. We’re proud to have developed an innovative hotel design that meets the needs of today’s traveller and to bring this offering to this vibrant and thriving city.”

Developed in association with property developer and investment company The Chris Stewart Group (CSG), Courtyard Edinburgh Hotel will be an ideal base from where to explore Edinburgh’s landmarks and attractions. From its position on Baxter’s Place in an Edinburgh New Town Conservation Area and World Heritage Site, the Edinburgh Playhouse theatre, Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, the Royal Mile and numerous museums, theatres and art galleries are just a short walk away.

Chris Stewart, CEO of CSG, which specialises in complex transformational city centre projects said: “Baxter’s Place is a magnificent terrace and the perfect location for a high calibre hotel. We have worked hard to ensure that this development not only safeguards the future of these historic buildings, but also provides a contemporary and innovative hotel that adds to the current provision. 

“As a business, our focus is very much on giving heritage buildings a viable and dynamic future and I am delighted that Marriott International shares that vision and we are now ready to start this project.”

Marriott International currently offers four hotels in and around the city and Courtyard Edinburgh will join a portfolio which comprises Residence Inn Edinburgh in the city centre, Autograph Collection’s The Glasshouse, Edinburgh Marriott Hotel located near the airport, and Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club located approximately seven miles to the west of Edinburgh.

Courtyard Edinburgh will participate in Marriott Rewards, an award-winning frequent traveller programme with over 45 million members worldwide offering exclusive membership privileges across 16 brands, 3,800 destinations and 72 countries.  

Introduced in 1983 and now with almost 1000 hotels, Courtyard by Marriott is the 12th largest global hotel brand*. For more information, visit www.courtyard.com

*source MKG Hospitality

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10/23/2014

Marriott's Courtyard and Residence Inn Brands Rank Number One Among Business Travelers

Courtyard and Residence InnBethesda, Md, – October 16, 2014 –Marriott International’s modern essentials and extended stay brands lead the industry according to the recently released Business Travel News' (BTN) 2014 Hotel Chain Survey. Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott earned top honors in their respective categories of the industry leading survey, which is a testament to both power brands’ focus on innovation, guest satisfaction and global development.

“I am truly proud of all those involved in making Courtyard and Residence Inn the most admired hotel brands among travelers,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president, modern essential & extended stay brand management. “We constantly evolve the design and service of our brands to meet the changing demands of guests. From technology to layout of the lobbies, we listen to customers. Both brands were the pioneers of their lodging segment and it is indeed rewarding and a testament to them that they rank top of class.”

Every year, BTN asks business travel buyers to rate the hotel brands with which they conduct business. This year, Courtyard gained its spot at the top, ranked by surveyors as the number one hotel brand in the upscale tier. Courtyard was also ranked number one in most of the survey categories, used to determine the final ranking: arranging group travel, data quality, helpful/courteous service, physical appearance, public business amenities, in-room business amenities, overall price/value.

According to the survey, Residence Inn was named number one overall in the extended stay upscale tier and also number one in all but one of the survey categories: sales staff, consistency, corporate rate programs, quality of data, helpful/courteous service, physical appearance, in-room business amenities, in-room personal amenities and overall price/value.

In addition, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott ranked considerably well in the survey, showing continual popularity among guests for Marriott’s select service portfolio.

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10/22/2014

Courtyard by Marriott Opens 10th Hotel in Mexico: The 156-room Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro

Courtyard QueretaroQueretaro, Mexico – October 22, 2014 – Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) announced today the opening of the 156-room Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro, the 10th hotel for the brand in Mexico. The new hotel features the brand’s signature Refreshing Business lobby environment, where guests can enjoy an open and flexible space with media pods, Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones. The redefined lobby space is ideal for everything from pop-up meetings to social gatherings.

The Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro also offers a refreshing and stylish room design that helps guests stay connected, productive and comfortable. Thoughtfully planned, each room features plush bedding, a functional work space, spacious bathrooms, a separate seating area and complimentary in-room high-speed Internet.

Located on the Avenida 5 de Febrero in the beautiful city of Queretaro, Mexico, the hotel serves as a perfectly central location with convenient access to restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions. Rates begin at $116 USD  per night.

“The opening of this great new hotel reinforces our rapid expansion in Mexico and validates the popularity and recognition of the Courtyard by Marriott brand that offers intuitive style and the highest quality service and comfort,” said Craig S. Smith, president of the Caribbean & Latin America at Marriott International. 

“From the open business lobbies to our modern and spacious guest rooms, the Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro offer business and leisure guests excellent space and flexibility to optimize their stay,” said Claudia Sánchez, General Manager of the hotel.

Courtyard understands business travelers, and, through extensive research, the brand continues to evolve to meet guests’ changing needs. Combining innovative technology with style and comfort, the adaptable lobby space offers options so guests can make the most of their time on the road.

“From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what business travelers want from a hotel,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager for Courtyard. “Guests want more control and choices with services and amenities. The Courtyard lobby invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize or be entertained, whether traveling alone or with colleagues.” 

The open, bright and contemporary Courtyard hotel lobby welcomes guests with vivid contrasting colors, including blue, green, orange and red. The traditional front desk is replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions when guests check in and allow staff to show guests the lobby features and provide assistance. Flexible seating options range from a communal table in the middle of the action, to more private media booths with high-definition televisions, to a more intimate, semi-enclosed lounge area.

Dining has also been completely redesigned with the Centro, offering casual, flexible seating; easier access to food and higher quality, healthier menu options for breakfast; and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer so guests can unwind. The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries, is always open for late-night cravings or the toothpaste guests may have forgotten to pack.

A key component of the Courtyard lobby is the newly enhanced GoBoard®, which presents local information, maps, weather, and headline news on a 55-inch LCD touch screen. Designed with today’s busy traveler in mind, the award-winning GoBoard® features mobile integration, enabling guests to send directions from the GoBoard® directly to their smart phones. Guests can also touch the screen for immediate access to detailed flight information for local airports, popular entertainment and local event information, as well as walking directions.

Throughout the hotel, guests can connect to complimentary Wi-Fi, and there are ample electrical outlets in the lobby to power digital devices. The business library features several computer terminals, along with a printer and separate computer stations dedicated solely to printing airline boarding passes and checking flight status.

Courtyard is Marriott International’s largest brand in terms of hotels and also has the greatest portfolio presence in Mexico within the company. In total, Courtyard by Marriott operates 22 hotels with 3,507 rooms in 11 countries just in the Caribbean and Latin America with more than 20 hotels in the pipeline and scheduled to open in the next three years.

Other Mexican Courtyard by Marriott properties include the 153-room Courtyard by Marriott Toluca Airport, 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Cancun Airport, 288-room Courtyard by Marriott Mexico City Airport, 129-room Courtyard by Marriott Monterrey, 175-room Courtyard by Marriott Monterrey San Jeronimo, 154-room Courtyard by Marriott Puebla and 155-room Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Potosi, the 184-room Courtyard by Marriott Toluca Tollocan,  and the 140-room Courtyard by Marriott Leon at the Poliforum,

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Courtyard by Marriott Queretaro directly at (+ 442-483-0800), call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit www.courtyard.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company newsvisit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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10/06/2014

Courtyard by Marriott Puts Some Play Into Your Stay

Courtyard-by-Marriott-logoPopular Brand Shakes Things Up with “Work Hard / Play Hard” Campaign.

Bethesda, Md., Oct. 6, 2014 — Courtyard by Marriott is inviting guests to put some play in their stay, with the launch of its new brand campaign, Make Room for a Little Fun, which focuses on the success-driven traveler who is also looking to have some enjoyment on the road.

It begins with humorous new ads that visually contrast the fine line that exists between “having to travel for work” and the fun side of “getting to travel for work.” Four new TV spots, as well as digital and property marketing, tell Courtyard’s story while dramatize what the brand offers guests who want to shake-up their stay.

 

Courtyard also revamped its website with a fresh and contemporary dance video tour of a hotel and intimate look at its new amenities. Collaborating with Emmy Award-winning choreographer Bonnie Story, (“High School Musical,” “So You Think You Can Dance” fame), and award-winning cinematographer/ video producer Malik Sayeed, (whose credits include work with Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z and Prince), the brand created a larger-than-life music video set entirely in a Courtyard hotel, showcasing its many features to guests.

The brand is also introducing a new look and feel to all of its communications, with hand-drawn elements featured alongside a stylish and contemporary aesthetic.    

“This complete revamp of our look and feel correlates with Courtyard’s positioning of staying current and being relevant to our guests. From the ongoing transformation of our Bistro to the crisp new design of our rooms, we have been updating and transforming the brand inside and out.” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager for Courtyard by Marriott. “This new campaign recognizes that our guests want a playful nudge to remind them to kick back, relax, and have some fun while traveling.”  

To check out the new Courtyard music video, campaign spots, and all of the updated amenities, visit the new website at courtyard.marriott.com.

Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 37 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company newsvisit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Contact:  
Nina Herrera-Davila
(301) 380-2691
Nina.Herrera-Davila@marriott.com

09/18/2014

Courtyard by Marriott and USA Football Hit The Road in Search for Inspiration

Gini-Gladstone,-Courtyard-Marketing,-Todd-Heap,-former-NFL-Tight-End,-Keith-Short-and-Charles-Elliott,-Inspiring-Greatness-honoreesBethesda, Md. - September 18, 2014 - Courtyard by Marriott teams up with independent nonprofit USA Football to pay tribute to individuals who contribute to youth success in its “Inspiring Greatness” recognition program. Launched last year, Inspiring Greatness will honor 28 of the most deserving youth coaches and volunteers in the country with $1,000 grants for new equipment to improve player safety – more than double the number of recipients in 2013.  At the end of this season, USA Football and Courtyard, will select four finalists for a chance to win a grand prize of an additional $4,000 in grants.  Marriott is the Official Hotel Partner of USA Football, and this program is an ideal extension of that partnership.  

“Courtyard has a long tradition of giving back to the community and the “Inspiring Greatness” program enables us to show our appreciation and support for coaches and volunteers who help develop and mentor children,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager for Courtyard by Marriott. “We are excited to partner with USA Football in this nationwide search and look forward to celebrating these dedicated leaders who inspire us all.”

Thirteen of the winners from select markets will be invited to attend Courtyard’s tailgate events as special guests, where they will have the chance to meet a local NFL legend. In addition to grants, the winners will also receive a commemorative helmet. 

“Youth and high school football coaches do so much more than teach a game to our kids,” USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. “They’re role models whose positive words and actions can make a significant difference in the life of a young person. We’re proud to join Courtyard to salute these women and men who personify the sport’s inherent values in extraordinary ways.”

The call for entries is open all season long through December 30. Youth players, parents, volunteers and coaches are encouraged to submit their nominations at http://usafootball.com/inspiregreatness.  

About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.

About USA Football
Indianapolis-based USA Football (www.usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and sport to establish important standards rooted in education. USA Football advances coaching education and player skill development for safer play and a positive football experience.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. 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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09/02/2014

Courtyard Tackles the Season Like an "All-Pro"

Courtyard-NFL-logoOfficial Hotel of the NFL Pumps Up Experiences for Raving Fans

Bethesda, Md., September 2, 2014 — Kicking off the 2014 National Football League (NFL) season, Courtyard by Marriott announces a schedule packed with guest excitement, fan activities and fun surprises. Courtyard embarks on its fourth year as “The Official Hotel of the NFL” with new NFL-themed commercials, a major fan event at the Kickoff game in Seattle, plus contests, guest packages and original content.

“This is going to be our best season yet,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager for Courtyard by Marriott. “Helping our guests make room for a little fun on the road while tapping into their passion for football is a win-win for everyone. From enhancing our programs to adding new and engaging contests, we have it covered.”

True to its commitment of enhancing the guest experience through its alignment with the NFL, Courtyard is rolling out unique experiences to fans throughout the season: 

  • KICKOFF: At 2014 NFL Kickoff in Seattle, the brand will host two days of events on September 3-4 for fans through its “Courtyard @” mobile experience program at the NFL Gameday Village in Pioneer Square. Featuring elements of the newly designed Bistro that serves as a hub for guests during NFL nights, the Courtyard pod will host continuous action, including an appearance by Seattle football legend Shaun Alexander, a Sirius XM live radio broadcast stage, an interactive fan photo experience and a series of giveaways and instant win-sweepstakes.
  • COURTYARD CAMERA: In anticipation of the upcoming season, Courtyard invited all-pro quarterback Nick Foles to give fantasy leagues in Philadelphia the surprise of a lifetime. Foles traded in his helmet and pads for a fake mustache and apron to adopt a hidden identity as a Courtyard hotel server. As he surprised unsuspecting fantasy leagues, Courtyard captured their reactions on hidden cameras. The video can be found at youtube.com/CourtyardByMarriott 
  • TAILGATES: Expanding on last year’s popular tailgate series, Courtyard is upping its game with 13 tailgates across the country this season. The events will feature NFL legends, food and fun for guests and invited local fans. Taking place on Thursday nights in the home team’s city, two lucky winners from each tailgate will be treated like VIP’s with tickets to that night’s match up.
  • CONTESTS: Courtyard and the NFL have teamed up to provide guests with an “All-Pro” interactive social experience. Running now through October 23, fans can test their NFL IQ for a chance to win an exclusive prize or one of two Grand Prizes; a trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl or 2015 NFL Draft.  Additionally, beginning on October 27- November 23, Courtyard will run an “All-Pro” challenge, asking followers to post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of an action that best exemplifies their “All-Pro” look for a chance to win one of two Grand Prizes; a trip to Super Bowl XLIXor a trip to all of their favorite team’s regular season road games for the 2015-2016 season. The contests can be found at facebook.com/courtyard
  • NFL AD SERIES: Courtyard also recently debuted two new “All-Pro” commercials that highlight its NFL sponsorship, featuring NFL Network’s Rich Eisen humorously interviewing guests about their All-Pro performances on the road while staying at the hotel. Both ads will air during NFL games throughout the season and can be viewed on the brand’s YouTube page
  • PACKAGE: Courtyard is offering fans on the road the home field advantage with its Courtyard All-Pro Package, which includes a $20 electronic Amazon™ Gift Card, complimentary starter and drinks at the Bistro, and late checkout (as available).

 
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit www.courtyard.com, or follow Courtyard at www.facebook.com/courtyard, www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels, or www.instagram.com/courtyardhotels.

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