Marriott International has opened its first hotel under its midrange Courtyard brand in Brisbane, located in the South Brisbane business district.

The 134-room Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank is located a few steps away from the South Bank – a lifestyle and cultural destination with 17 hectares of parklands and world-class restaurants. The hotel is also a ten-minute walk from The Gabba (Brisbane Cricket Ground), and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The hotel comprises 110 contemporary rooms and 24 suites, with amenities including flat-screen TVs, a comfortable work desk and high-speed wifi. Suites also include a private walkout balcony, a fully-equipped galley style kitchenette, and “generous en-suites”.

Additional facilities include the all-day dining restaurant Café 63, a 24-hour fitness centre and an indoor heated pool. There is also a flexible meeting and event space with natural daylight and an outdoor area overlooking Brisbane and South Bank parklands.

Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Marriott International, commented:

“We are thrilled to bring the Courtyard by Marriott brand to Brisbane. The opening of Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank marks the fifth Marriott International property in Brisbane and the 26th property in the country, indicative of our commitment to expanding our footprint in Australia.

“Courtyard by Marriott is one of the fastest growing brands globally, and we foresee tremendous opportunities for the brand in the country.”

Mark Snell, the hotel’s general manager, added:

“I am excited to welcome guests to the new Courtyard Brisbane South Bank and bring a new experience to the Brisbane market. We are committed to delivering a welcoming experience that inspires and re-energises our guests. As a beloved destination for business and leisure travellers, we look forward to welcoming both domestic and international guests to experience our inviting hospitality and uplifting spaces.”

Courtyard currently has 1,264 hotels in 58 countries, with an additional 272 in the pipeline.