Marriott to open Courtyard and Residence Inn Hotels in Calgary, Alberta

BETHESDA, MD, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR; is scheduled to open the 171-room Courtyard by Marriott and 157-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in early February, 2012.  Located just 12 kilometres from the Calgary International Airport, the hotels offer its guests convenient access to downtown Calgary, TELUS Spark and the Crossiron Mills Mall. The hotels are owned by The Mitchell Group Alberta Inc. and managed by Marriott International.

About The Courtyard By Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott was the first lodging brand exclusively designed for business travel by business travellers. And now it has completely redefined the hotel lobby experience by fast-tracking its lobby makeover.

"From day one, Courtyard has prided itself as a brand that listens to what business travellers want from a hotel," said Janis Milham, vice president, Global Brand Manager, Courtyard by Marriott. "Guests want more control and choice with services and amenities that create a healthy balance between working and relaxing. We redefined the Courtyard lobby so it invites guests to get out of their rooms to work, socialize or for entertainment, whether travelling alone or with colleagues."

The open, bright and contemporary new Courtyard hotel lobby warmly welcomes guests, and the traditional front desk has been replaced with separate welcome pedestals to create more personal and private interactions.

Courtyard's exclusive GoBoard® technology, a 57-inch LCD touch screen in the lobby, is packed with local information, maps, weather, news, business and sports headlines, to help guests navigate the city and their day.

Free WiFi throughout the hotel lobby, a business library with several complimentary computer terminals and free printer access, enables business travellers to work with ease while on the road.

Dining has also been transformed at the Courtyard with The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect.; which offers casual, flexible seating and healthier, higher quality menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The six-story hotel features an indoor swimming pool, 8,000 square feet of meeting space, fitness centre, guest laundry, business centre and The MarketTM, a 24/7 shop for snacks, beverages and sundries.

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Calgary Airport hotel at 1-877-515-4094 or visit

About The Residence Inn By Marriott

Residence Inns are designed as all suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave oven, full-sized appliances and free high-speed Internet access, offering all of the modern the comforts home and providing guests with moderately priced accommodations with various value-added amenities.

"We are pleased to introduce Residence Inn hotels in the Calgary area," said Brian King, senior vice president, Select Service and Extended Stay Brand Management, Marriott International.  "This new hotel was designed to be a home away from home and provides a residential atmosphere and spacious accommodations for guest comfort."

A complimentary hot breakfast buffet, HomeTouch™ is available each morning in the lobby area.  Other hotel facilities and services include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, 8,000 square feet of meeting space that is shared with the Courtyard hotel, a social room, weeknight social hour and faxing/copying/printing services.

For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn Calgary Airport hotel at 1-877-515-4108 or visit

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SOURCE Marriott Hotels

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