Doha Hotel One of Select Few Chosen to Host Milestone Celebration
A large green cake was the centrepiece for celebrations at the Courtyard by Marriott Doha City Center during the Qatar stage of a rolling global 30th birthday party for the international hotel chain. Just six out of 950 Courtyard Marriotts around the world were chosen to host the special event – Doha, Hong Kong, Berlin, Mexico City, Bethesda and Atlanta.
The Doha festivities were based around a family fun day on 15 October, where hotel staff, associates, residents and guests were invited to celebrate the milestone by enjoying free entertainment, cupcakes and the opportunity to sign a poster board for a time capsule to mark the occasion.
Since its launch in 1983, Courtyard by Marriott has established hotels in 38 countries, making it the biggest brand by hotel number in the Marriott International hotel group. Its focus has continued to be on business travellers, though the chain has evolved through the years to cater for an increasingly diverse range of requirements among corporate guests. Courtyard was the first brand to launch a digital lobby concierge, as well as the first in the hospitality industry to offer calorie counts in its bistro.
The brand recently opened properties in Riyadh, Mexico City and Aberdeen and expects its first hotel in Brazil to open in 2014 and in Africa in 2015.