Affordable quality in Hongkong with Courtyard by Marriott

1 Nov 2007 by business traveller

Hongkong’s growing range of four star-properties sees a new addition with the 245-room Courtyard by Marriott Hongkong opening next month.

Located on the harbourfront site of Sai Ying Pun, a western district on Hongkong Island, it’s within easy access of the Macau Ferry Pier –?ideal for those with business in booming Macau –?and the Central banking district. The Hongkong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai will be one of the drop-off points of the hotel’s planned free shuttle bus service.

The next months will see the roll out of more Asian Courtyard properties. Existing ones are located in Beijing, Pudong, Shunde and Wuxi in China, Bangkok and Chennai. According to Marriott executives, China and India are seen as strong catalysts for growth of the brand, which was launched 20 years ago. The current total inventory amounts to around 800, mostly in North America and Europe. Corporate brochures describe the brand as “designed for today’s business traveller who wants to make most of their time on the road and desires consistent, high-quality accommodations and services at affordable prices”.

According to hotel general manager Gary Fung, Hongkong’s average room size is about 24 to 26sqm, featuring marble bathrooms with rainforest showerheads, oversized glass-top workdesks and high-speed internet access and a business centre with two workstations. There will also be 45 Executive Rooms whose occupants have access to the Club Lounge. Those booking a Standard Room need only pay an extra HK$200 (US$26) to be upgraded to a Harbour View Room. The MoMo Café and MoMo Café To Go (for healthy snacks) are the on-site F&B options.

An introductory room rate will be announced nearer the date of opening.

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