PUNE, INDIA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) -  Marriott International, the leading world-wide lodging company, appointed Mr. Manish Tolani as the Hotel Manager for 4 star hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Pune Hinjewadi. This popular Pune property sits right next to the heart of Pune's IT hub, near the railway station, making it a popular and convenient destination for travelers.

In his new role, Mr. Tolani will lead Courtyard by Marriott, Pune Hinjewadi and will be responsible for all the aspects of the day to day management and operations of the busy property. Fully equipped with well-appointed rooms, large suites, great dining options, a health club and swimming pool, this Pune property has something for everyone. The hotel also features conference rooms, outdoor venues and meeting space, serving many purposes.

With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, Mr. Tolani has been with Marriott International; prior to which he worked with the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. His most recent role was at the JW Marriott Pune as the Director of Operations.

This IIHM- Aurangabad graduate comes from an operations background in food and beverage. Mr. Tolani joined the JW Marriott Mumbai as the assistant Sales Manager in 2003 after which he was appointed the Cluster Sales Manager of JW Mumbai in 2005. He played a crucial role on his task force responsibility to Courtyard Marriott Chennai in December 2006. He then went on to become the Director of Sales and Marketing at the JW Marriott Mumbai followed by Market Director of Sales and Marketing for the Pune Marriott hotels in 2010.

Mr. Tolani has been a part of three successful hotel launches: Courtyard by Marriott Chennai, Pune Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre and Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre. He is recognized for his exemplary achievements, leadership qualities and unrelenting commitment to his role. His appointment continues to support the new strategic direction of the group's growth and future plans. The Courtyard Pune Hinjewadi is happy to have him on the team.

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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, The Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 year-end. It is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by Newsweek as one of the greenest big companies in America. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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Contact Information:

Apoorva Pandit
Courtyard Pune Hinjewadi
Hotel website: www.marriott.com/pnqph