Marriott opens Gatwick property

9 Mar 2009 by Mark Caswell

Marriott has
opened a hotel within walking distance of Gatwick airport, under its new-generation
Courtyard brand. Rates at the new-build property are currently starting from just £55 per

The Courtyard
London Gatwick is located on Buckingham Gate to the east of the South Terminal
and close to the turn off from the M23. Marriott advertises the hotel as being five
minutes walk from the airport (turning right from the terminal building and
following signs for Schlumberger House), although those with heavy luggage may
find it easier to take the shuttle service at a cost of £2 one way.

The hotel itself
has 218 rooms over five floors, and is the latest in the smart new-generation of
Courtyard properties. Rooms feature wired and wifi internet access (wifi is
available throughout the hotel), air-conditioning, 26-inch LCD TV, workdesk and
“ergonomic chair”, safe, tea and coffee facilities and iron / ironing board.

Volare restaurant
serves Mediterranean dishes and is also open for breakfast, while the lounge
located beneath the atrium is open 24 hours. The hotel also has a fitness
centre, and for meetings there is a total of 118sqm of space across three
function rooms, with the largest capable of holding up to 70 delegates.

When Business
checked today for a one-night stay next week, rates started from £55,
compared to £95 at the Hilton London Gatwick Airport (which is attached to the
South Terminal via a covered walkway), and £58 for an overnight stay in a
standard cabin at the Yotel London Gatwick (within the terminal building).

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