RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - On Saturday, May 18, 2013, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) celebrated the opening of the Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter. Courtyard by Marriott, the world's 11th largest hotel brand, already has a strong footprint in the region with properties in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. This state-of-the-art, 286-room brand new hotel in Riyadh joins those three properties and is set to contribute to Marriott International's expansion within the select service segment.

The property hosted exciting on-site celebrations to mark its opening, including the participation of Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Meqbel, Mayor of Riyadh. The mayor was joined by associates, VIP customers and a number of dignitaries from the diplomatic corps stationed nearby. At the Arabian Travel Market in the United Arab Emirates, Marriott International announced that it is putting emphasis on expansion in the region through the Courtyard, Residence Inn and Marriott Executive Apartments brands. These developments are taking place in response to customer demand and regional travel trends.

Ideal for travelers seeking a prime location close to the Diplomatic Quarter, this property is already considered one of the top business hotels in Riyadh. The Courtyard offers its guests convenient access to the business, government and financial districts. The contemporary new lobby in this Riyadh, Saudi Arabia hotel, provides greater flexibility and choices for guests. At the center of it all is Olea - Café, Kitchen and Lounge, a destination for breakfast or dinner and drinks during the evening.

Guests will also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where they can work or relax throughout this Al Faisaliah hotel. In addition, the hotel's well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool will help guests stay refreshed and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, any stay at one of the premier hotels in Riyadh is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever.

Courtyard by Marriott understands business travelers, and, through extensive research, the brand continues to evolve to meet guests' changing needs. Combining innovative technology with style and comfort, the adaptable lobby space offers options so guests can make the most of their time on the road. Intuitive services accommodate guests' desire for choice and control and allow them to use the public space and guest rooms to meet all of their needs while on the road.

Farhan Lone, General Manager of the Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter adds, "Situated in a very key location in Riyadh, I am delighted to welcome travelers from around the world. I look forward to hosting guests at our contemporary café that offers all day dining and showing off the state-of-the-art lobby featuring free WIFI access. We also have a modern, fully equipped fitness center with an indoor pool and whirlpool which will keep them refreshed during their stay."

About the Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter

A comfortable and contemporary choice among Olaya hotels, the Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter features a new lobby experience offering engaging technology and inviting, flexible spaces to work and relax. Guests can choose from 277 rooms and nine suites on five floors, and enjoy healthy options at Olea - Café, Kitchen and Lounge, offering a casual atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This exceptional hotel in Riyadh also offers group accommodations and features eight meeting rooms for a total of over 7,300 sq. ft. of meeting space. In addition, the hotel's well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool will help guests stay refreshed and energized during their stay.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter
T: +966 59 302 5959
Name: Saleh Farajat
Website Address: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ruhab-courtyard-riyadh-diplomatic-quarter/