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Courtyard by Marriott to open near the Taj Mahal

Marriott International has announced the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Agra in India. it is the first hotel of the American group to open in the city of the Taj Mahal.

Marriott International continues rapid growth in India with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Agra. It is the brand's twelfth hotel in the country and the first Marriott International hotel in the city of Agra, famous for its Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, on UNESCO's World Heritage list since 1983.

The property has 189 rooms including 18 suites to host business and leisure tourists alike. The hotel will have the largest inventory of suites in the city. it will also have a fitness center, a swimming pool, three restaurants, a bar and more than 2,800m² meeting spaces. “The opening of Courtyard by Marriott Agra marks our entry into one of the most important leisure cities in India. Agra being one of the most important tourist destinations in North India, we are excited to offer business and leisure traveler the best in class customer service,” declares Vishal Bharti, General Manager of Courtyard by Marriott Agra.

On January 1, 2014, Marriott International was the 3rd group hotel group worldwide in terms of number of rooms, with 653,719 units in 3,783 hotels (data from MKG Hospitality, hospitality consulting group founded by Georges Panayotis). (Read our report)

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