Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. - Winnipeg's First Courtyard by Marriott Lands on Airport Campus

WINNIPEG, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is pleased to announce Manitoba's first Courtyard by Marriott is landing on the airport campus.

This first Courtyard property in Winnipeg will be owned and built by Brock Hotels and Belmont Equity Partners Inc.  The six-story Courtyard will be located on the eastern side of the airport and will be within walking distance to the new terminal building.  Construction will commence in 2013 with an anticipated Spring 2014 opening.

"We are pleased to welcome another new development to the campus providing growth and opportunity in Winnipeg," said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.  "Serving our community and the travelling public with excellent airport services and facilities is what we strive for."

"We are very pleased to develop on the growing airport campus," said Paresh Raja, President of Brock Hotels and David Kemper President and Managing Partner of Belmont Equity Partners Inc.  "The growing, stable city together with the new air terminal is the perfect launch pad for Winnipeg's first Courtyard by Marriott."

"We are excited to expand in the robust Manitoba market," said Manlio P. Marescotti, Vice President, Lodging Development for Marriott Hotels & Resorts.  "The Courtyard brand fits perfectly with the demographics of the region and offers guest amenities specially suited for both business and leisure stays."

About Brock Hotels
Brock Hotels, a privately owned hospitality company established in 1989 by Paresh Raja. Brock Hotels owns and operates 16 hospitality related businesses including hotels, conference centres and restaurants. 

About Belmont Equity Partners Inc.
Belmont Equity is a boutique real estate investment and development company based in Mississauga, Ontario.  Belmont's activities have included interests in over $225 million dollars of real estate properties located in central Canadian markets.

Belmont Equity has developed and repositioned over 1,200,000 sqft of buildings and managed the servicing, zoning and master planning on over 175 acres of development lands.  Belmont Equity combines its capital, entrepreneurialism, and execution capability with strategic partners to enhance the value of real estate assets.

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 900 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard by Marriott 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.

About Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses. WAA receives no operating funding from any level of Government.

Winnipeg Airports Authority serves our region by providing value to our customers and community. A source of pride for our community, we strive to be a leader in its growth and development.

SOURCE: Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.

For further information:

Christine Alongi
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
T: 204.987.2021 24 Hour Media Line:  204.992.2791  or Connect with us on Twitter @YWGairport

Paresh Raja
President of Brock Hotels
460 Fairview Drive
Brantford, ON  N3R 7A9
T: (416) 879-6726

David Kemper
President & Managing Partner
Belmont Equity Partners Inc.
1301 Fewster Drive
Mississauga, ON  L4W 1A2
D: (905) 614 4228
T: (905) 602-8553

Nina Herrera-Davila
Marriott Public Relations
10400 Fernwood Road
Suite 400
Bethesda, MD 20817
T: 301-380-2691
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