Marriott International Debuts in Lithuania with Opening of Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center

Marriott International has announced the opening of Courtyard Vilnius City Center, marking the first Marriott International property in Lithuania. The hotel is located in the modern growing business area in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, overlooking the city’s landmark, Gediminas’ Castle, and is just steps away from business centres, the old town, and the city’s main attractions.

“Marriott International is very excited to be making its debut in Lithuania with the opening of Courtyard Vilnius City Center,” said John Licence, Vice President Premium and Select Brands, Europe at Marriott International. “The hotel has a prime position in central Vilnius, close to the wonderful cultural and historic attractions, providing business and leisure travellers alike the perfect base to enjoy both work and play in the city.”

The hotel’s 199 spacious and light-filled guest rooms offer modern and sophisticated design with complimentary Wi-Fi. The public spaces also have a contemporary feel, with the brand’s signature restaurant Kitchen & Bar offering local and international cuisine in a relaxed setting. Guests can also take advantage of the summer terrace, offering spectacular views of Gediminas’ Castle.

Additional features at Courtyard Vilnius City Center include four meeting rooms with a total of 220 square metres of versatile meeting and function space, as well as a fitness centre offering cardiovascular equipment and free weights.

The addition of Courtyard Vilnius City Center brings the brand’s footprint in Europe to nearly 60 hotels. Further hotel openings are anticipated this year in key growth markets including Germany, UK, and France.


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Maria Jose Crousillat
Communications Director, Select Brands, Europe

Kate Riley
Manager, Consumer PR, Europe

About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on  Facebook and @MarriottIntl on  Twitter and  Instagram.

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 1,100 locations in over 50 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit, become a fan on  Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on  Twitter and  Instagram.

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