Courtyard by Marriott has attributed its 30 years of success to understanding business travellers as the hotel brand celebrates the milestone birthday this week.
The upper-midscale hotel brand now has 1,000 properties under its name but has plans for international development in destinations such as Africa and Brazil.
Recent openings have included those in Riyadh, Mexico City and Aberdeen, while its design innovations have included a digital lobby concierge and to offer design variations in four regions.
“Launching the Courtyard brand was our biggest risk and also our biggest reward,” said Bill Marriott, Marriott International’s executive chairman and chairman.
“I’m so proud of what Courtyard has become but even more proud of where it is taking our industry. Thirty years ago, our hotels catered to guests who were all about work and more work. We have innovated steadily to meet our guests’ changing needs and their desire for more options and flexibility during their stay. The response has been significant,” he added.