Marriott International announced plans to open the first Courtyard by Marriott brand hotel in Bogota, Colombia’s largest financial, political, and cultural center. The deal was signed with close affiliates of Inrama S.A., a construction company in Colombia with over 37 years of experience and a portfolio that includes the largest shopping center in Bogota.
The hotel, opening in April 2014, will be the 146-room Courtyard hotel on the Avenida El Dorado, making it the closest hotel to the new terminal at El Dorado International Airport, and will also be part of a mixed-use complex which will include office and retail space.
“With the success of the brand across Latin America, the Courtyard by Marriott brand has become a favorite amongst regional travelers”, says Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer for Marriott International in the Caribbean and Latin America. “The El Dorado airport recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation and is considered among the key hubs in Latin America, making the hotel at Avenida El Dorado an excellent option for the modern regional business traveler.”
The hotel will feature the brand’s refreshing business lobby, lobby bar, a casual dining restaurant, flexible meeting space and recreational facilities including a swimming pool and sauna. Additionally, it will include the brand’s new guestroom design.
Marriott International is currently represented in Colombia by the 264-room JW Marriott Hotel Bogota and the 239-room Bogota Marriott Hotel. Currently there are two hotels under development in the country: the 278-room Cartagena Marriott Hotel and the 170-room Cali Marriott Hotel, both scheduled to open in 2014.