Courtyard by Marriott has opened in Amritsar, marking the brand’s 18th property to open in India.

Situated in the spiritually revered city of the Golden Temple, the 104-key hotel is located just 20 minutes from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International airport.

Rooms are equipped with comfortable bedding, local artwork, basic amenities, ergonomic work areas and smart technology.

Amritsar Kitchen is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant led by Chef Anirudh Deshpande that serves local and international fare.

Vue Bar and Grill — the rooftop bar — serves cocktails and grills with a view of the cityscape.

The hotel features 436 sqm of banquet spaces. This includes a meeting room with an inbuilt LED wall.

Commenting on the launch, Neeraj Govil, senior vice president, South Asia, Marriott International says, “Courtyard by Marriott is one of our fastest growing brands globally and based on the success of the brand in India, we foresee tremendous opportunities for our newest addition in Amritsar.”

Apart from the Golden Temple, Amritsar is also known for the iconic “lowering of the flags ceremony” at the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan, the Jallianwala Bagh and its world class War Memorial, the Gobindgarh Fort and the Harike Bird Sanctuary.