Courtyard by Marriott has opened two new hotels in Europe. Courtyard Budapest City Center has opened under a long-term management agreement with Ablon Group and the Courtyard St Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel will run under a deal between Marriott International and OOO Stroiprogress. The openings are part of an expansion programme for the group, which has 40 properties and 10 under construction. “We are very excited by the continued growth of our Courtyard brand in Europe and the opening of these two beautiful new hotels,”said Marriott International in Europe President and Managing Director Amy McPherson. The 235-room Budapest property is close to the airport and public transportation and contains a show kitchen which is open for all meals. The St. Petersburg hotel is the second in the city and is ten minutes away from the Marinsky Theater and St. Nicholas Cathedral.