USA-based Marriott International opened its first dual brand property in India, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday, the 27th of Jan, 2016. Called Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott, it is located at the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
Craig S Smith, president and managing director, Marriott International, Asia Pacific, said, “The business community in South Asia, specifically in India, is growing at an unprecedented rate and this community is looking at lodging options that combine, comfort and value. We are committed to providing great value to our customers and the opening of our first banded complex in India is one of the important steps towards achieving this goal.”
Marriott International offers 19 brands globally, with nine of them in Asia Pacific and thirteen hotels in India. Courtyard by Marriott is designed for business travellers. The property on ORR has 170 rooms including 134 deluxe, 24 executive deluxe rooms and 12 suites. Fairfield caters to the moderate tier segment and comprises of 169 guest rooms including 115 deluxe rooms and 54 deluxe pool view rooms. Apart from individual food and beverage facilities, both brands will share access to the fitness centre, meeting rooms and swimming pool.
Gaurav Singh, general manager at Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott in ORR, said, “Bengaluru exudes a culture that embodies entrepreneurship and by launching a property that includes two of Marriott International’s most renowned hotel brands, we are catering to the lodging needs of both business and leisure travellers.”