CHENNAI, INDIA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2013) -  Giving often brings greater joy than receiving, a maxim that the Courtyard Chennai recently experienced first-hand. Participating in India's fifth-annual Joy of Giving Week from October 2 to 8, 2013, the hotel joined millions of others across the country in finding ways large and small to help the economically disadvantaged.

The event's coordinators encourage any and every act of generosity, but this property stood out among Chennai hotels in the T Nagar area with its diversity of approaches. To begin with, the hotel donated INR 10 from each bill collected at its Rhapsody and Paprika restaurants to Marriott Home, an organization that facilitates the education of underprivileged children. These two South Indian restaurants in Chennai serve authentic fare, Rhapsody featuring Italian cuisine and Paprika offering internationally inspired dishes. Both have earned a following among locals as well as visitors.

The culinary arts proved effective in generating financial aid in other ways, too. The property, for example, joined the city's best hotels in the Battle of the Buffet on October 1, 2013. Again, ticket sales benefitted Marriott Home, as did funds raised from Rhapsody's Cook-&-Dine session on October 4, 2013. And proceeds from the hotel's Dish of the Week, the juicy and savory Marriott Burger, were also donated to Marriott Home.

Unique among Chennai's Nungambakkam hotels, the property also conducted a complimentary self-defense class for the children of Marriott Home. Proving that experiences are just as valuable as financial contributions, the class was emblematic of the hotel's comprehensive approach to everything it does. From helping those in need, to catering to its valued guests, this Chennai hotel ensures that every detail and opportunity is attended to.

The Courtyard Chennai is located in the city's business district and offers visitors an array of amenities, from free WiFi to spacious guestrooms, making it a popular destination among area hotels. And its commitment to its guests and its community only enriches each guest's experience.

About Courtyard Chennai
With contemporary flair and effortless luxury, the four-star Courtyard Chennai welcomes visitors with panache. Guests will encounter a number of attractive features, like an onsite spa, a 24-hour fitness centre and accommodations that include decadent bedding, modern bathrooms and ergonomic workstations. Three restaurants cater to every palate, from baked goods in the morning, to savory Italian fare in the evening, to a lively lounge that serves a variety of exclusive cocktails. Seven conference rooms can host up to 200 guests, or visitors can simply take advantage of this business hotel's enviable location. Situated just 20 minutes from the Chennai International Airport, the hotel is near the U.S. Consulate, the IT and Manufacturing Corridor and a number of cultural attractions like Birla Planetarium, Santhome Cathedral and Marina Beach.

Contact Information:

Deepa Chandiramani
Courtyard Chennai