BETHESDA, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International's (NYSE: MAR) largest hotel brand, Courtyard by Marriott, celebrates a momentous milestone this week with the opening of its 900th hotel, the Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua, the brand's first hotel in Indonesia. World-renowned for its golden sands, clear skies and blue tranquil beaches, Nusa Dua area inspires romance, relaxation and pure indulgence. The 250-room hotel, situated along the southern coast of Bali, is owned by PT Peninsula Bali Resort and will operate under a long-term management agreement with Marriott International with Philip Spencer as general manager.
"We are very excited about entering into the Indonesian market," said Janis Milham, vice president and global brand manager for Courtyard by Marriott. "Global expansion is very important to Courtyard as 25 percent of our pipeline is outside of the United States. We have experienced significant growth in Asia recently where we are serving both business and leisure travelers."
Over the next few years, Courtyard will enter into several new countries including Cambodia, Romania and Jamaica. The overall portfolio is expected to total more than 1,000 hotels in 40 countries by 2013.
The newest addition to the brand, Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua, features 250 deluxe guestrooms filled with local charm, featuring unique paintings by I Gede Putra Udiyana, a recognized Balinese artist from Denpasar. Deluxe bedding, 32-inch LCD panel TVs and satellite channels ensure that guests are able to enjoy, relax and unwind.
MoMo Cafe, Courtyard's Asian culinary innovation, presents a menu that blends western dishes with local favorites. Fresh local ingredients blended with the chef's creativity makes the quality food a delight for guests. The open kitchen and wood-fire oven produce delightful aromas that create a warm home-like ambiance. MoMo 2 Go is open 24-hours a day, providing "on the run" guests with a "grab and go" kiosk filled with sandwiches, pastries and a wide variety of beverages.
Exercising outdoors is a must in Bali and an ideal track for runners is the paved surroundings of Nusa Dua, where they can work out and explore at the same time. For those interested in strength and cardio training, the fully equipped gym at the hotel offers personal trainers and state of the art machines.
Courtyard by Marriott by Marriott Bali along with more than 3,400 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide, participate in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows its over 35 million members to earn points or airline miles for each dollar spent during each stay.
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 900 locations in 36 countries, Courtyard is Marriott's largest brand. All 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. To make reservations, visit www.courtyard.com, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 1-800-321-2211 or contact a travel professional.
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