COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT WORLD TRADE CENTER, ABU DHABI CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Courtyard by Marriott rounds up fun facts of the hotel’s achievements over the past year
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 December 2015 – Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, is celebrating an exciting milestone as it marks one year since the hotel opened its doors. Over the past twelve months, almost 60,000 people have checked in to the hotel and they look forward to welcoming many more in the coming years.
The innovative and trendy hotel brand, targeted at young business travellers, is the first Marriott-endorsed hotel in the capital. Since it opened to guests in December 2014, the talented baristas at the hotel’s quirky Fifth Street Café have made over 17,000 cups of coffee and an impressive 45,000 breakfasts have been served at the signature restaurant, The Bistro.
Richard Bleakley, General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi said: “We are tremendously excited to be celebrating our first birthday - it has been a busy and eventful year. We have welcomed thousands of guests through our doors and our success is a testament to our talented team of individuals, which is made up of 33 nationalities, who work hard to constantly deliver only the best guest experience possible. We have forecasted to close the year with over 70% occupancy, exceeding our expectations thanks to major events such as IDEX, ADIPEC, FORMULA 1 and Grand Prix.
We are very much looking forward to seeing what the coming years bring, and would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our valued guests for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi over the past twelve months.”
From the valet parking team to housekeeping, every member of staff at the hotel has been busy ensuring utmost guest satisfaction. Over 28,000 cars have been valet parked in the past year, and a bed has been made more than 18,250 times.
In the sophisticated, chic rooftop bar, Up and Below on the 12th floor of the hotel, over 5,600 mocktails and soft drinks have been served since it opened in March of this year. The kitchen staff have been busy too, with over 1,200kg of sugar ordered and an incredible 1,900kg of beef purchased.
Adjoining the World Trade Center Mall and Souk, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi is perfectly positioned for business and tourist travellers alike who are looking for a central base in the city, with a bright and inviting atmosphere and an impressive Executive Team, headed up by Richard Bleakley, who has taken on the role of General Manager.
Courtyard by Marriott has nearly 1,000 hotels worldwide and the brand celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013.
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 950 locations in 38 countries and territories, Courtyard hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi directly at 971.2.698.2222 call the Courtyard toll-free number at 800-321-2211, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/courtyard or follow Courtyard at www.twitter.com/courtyardhotels.