The world renowned hotel group Marriott has signed an agreement with Phoenix Hospitality and is all set to make additions to its existing portfolio in India, by 2012. Marriot will soon open a new hotel, Courtyard Marriott in Agra, in a stand-alone building. With its opening, the hotel will form a part of the Marriott International lodging system, being represented in India with 36 properties, including six lodging brands and serving guests in the luxury, upscale, upper-moderate and extended-stay segments, by the end of 2012.
The premises of Courtyard by Marriott Agra will be part of a mixed-used development in Taj Nagri, off the Fatehabad Road. It will be one of the first internationally-branded hotels in the upper-moderate-tier segment in the city. The world famous monument, Taj Mahal, will be at a distance of 2 km from this property. The hotel accommodation will feature facilities like plush bed and bath linens and amenities, high speed internet access and HD TVs. An all-day casual restaurant and spacious lobby lounge and bar and a pool bar are also available.
Courtyard by Marriott Agra will also have recreational amenities, which will include a kids club and a fitness center featuring a gym, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. Then, there will be facilities like an executive club lounge, a business center with two stations, a sundry shop, a Grab and Go kiosk for the fast generation; and laundry/valet service. The hotel will have 570-square meters of conference and event space as well, which will include a 360-square meter ballroom and two additional meeting rooms. When opened, the Courtyard by Marriott Agra will be the 17th Courtyard by Marriott branded hotel in India.