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The hotel operator Marriott International has announced details of three new ”Courtyard by Marriott” hotels, opening between 2009 and 2011, each taking advantage of other new facilities as part of much larger development projects in Paris and Marseille.
The 150-room Courtyard by Marriott St. Denis Pleyel, due to open 2009 in Paris, will be located close to a Metro station and both the A1 and A86 highways. While conference space is limited, the hotel will have a business lounge with additional internet access in the lobby. All rooms will have flat-screen TVs. The surrounding development, once completed, will include 58,000sqm of office space as well as the European Cinema City, ”one of the largest and most technologically advanced film production facilities in Europe when it opens in 2009”.
The Courtyard by Marriott St. Denis Pleyel
Located south of the Paris ”peripherique”, or ring road, the Courtyard by Marriott Paris Arcueil, with 20 more rooms than the St. Denis Pleyel, will open the following year with near-identical facilities. The hotel will be part of Les Portes d”Arcueil, which according to Marriott, is one of the largest real estate development projects currently underway in Greater Paris, covering approximately 35 acres encompassing a 50,000sqm shopping mall, 500 apartments and 97,000sqm of office space. The hotel itself will be part of a mixed-use building to include a 2,750sqm cinema.
The Courtyard by Marriott Paris Arcueil
Largest and last to open in 2011, the Courtyard by Marriott Marseille Euromed Centre is notable for its more generous business facilities both as part of the hotel and the surrounding development. The Courtyard itself will include 550sqm of meeting space, divisible into nine separate areas, plus an outdoor swimming pool and dining area. The Euromed Centre is an urban redevelopment in the Joliette area of Marseille, situated along the cruise ship harbour, which will include office space, a cinema and entertainment centre, retail space, a 1,500sqm meeting and conference facility and a 2000-person event hall.
The Courtyard by Marriott Marseille Euromed Centre
Each has been specially designed with local market demands and European travellers in mind, in line with the hotel operator”s Courtyard development plan for France. The Courtyard by Marriott Colombes, built in 2006, was the first to result from the plan.
All three buildings will provide guests with ”mid-tier” facilities such as in-room high-speed internet access; a fitness area; lobby with internet service and breakfast areas; and ”The Market”, providing quick snacks.
Marriott International plans to open a Renaissance-branded hotel in 2009, the 118-room Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel. By 2011, the hotel operator”s French portfolio will stand at 14, including all Marriot, Renaissance and Marriott by Courtyard branded properties.
For more information visit www.marriott.com.