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Finland's first Courtyard by Marriott hotel opened in Tampere

07.01.2020

A hotel of international level, Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City, has opened its doors. The hotel is Finland’s first Courtyard by Marriott brand hotel, and the first brand new hotel building of the global Marriott hotel chain in Finland. Courtyard is a 37-year old hotel brand, that emphasizes on creating inspiring hotel surroundings combined with top-level customer experience. The Courtyard Tampere City is directly connected to the congress and concert centre, Tampere Hall. The hotel comprises of 11 floors and 229 rooms, including a junior suite.

Courtyard Tampere City is the first Courtyard hotel of the world’s biggest hotel chain, Marriott International, in Finland. Courtyard is a dynamic, modern hotel, where technology, style and comfortable feeling combine to help the guests to make the most out of their stay. World’s first Courtyard brand hotel was opened in 1983 in Atlanta, USA. Courtyard represents the Marriott Bonvoy customer loyalty program, with over 135 million members worldwide.

– We are opening the first Courtyard hotel, renowned for its excellent service, to Tampere. This hotel will set a new standard to all the hotels of this price range. Courtyard Tampere City brings 458 new beds, a restaurant and a cocktail bar to the middle of the lively and developing city of events, both for our guests as well as the people who live here to enjoy, says the Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City’s Hotel Manager Ville Virkki.

Hotel’s Kitchen & Bar offers international classics and modern delicacies to the hotel guests and anyone else stopping by. The restaurant offers an abundant hotel breakfast and à la carte menu for dinner, every day. The à la carte menu includes an additional barbecue menu, where one can pick their own favourites from. The lunch menu is ideal for example for a relaxed business lunch. The restaurant’s cosy atmosphere invites to relax over some classic cocktails, modern drinks, mocktails or some high quality special coffees. The cocktail bar is reined by restaurant manager Aleksi Hell, who also trains bar personnel worldwide.

– Courtyard Tampere City is perfect for business travellers. Our service concept and our unique location serve excellently groups and business people, who appreciate international quality, explains Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City’s Sales Manager Kiki Koskinen.

Courtyard Tampere City is located in Tampere city centre, next to Tampere Hall’s main entrance, just a minutes’ walk away from the railway station, Tampere University and the Tulli business region. The gateway between the hotel and Tampere Hall leads the guests straight to the congress and culture centre from the hotel. Marriott is opening its doors right on time for the big jubilee year: in 2020, Tampere Hall celebrates its 30th anniversary, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra reaches 90 years of age and the Moomin Museum celebrates Moomintroll’s 75th birthday.

– Establishing a hotel next to Tampere Hall has been a 30-year dream, that has come true now. For us, Tampere and the whole of Finland, it’s fantastic that the hotel is actually part of the internationally acclaimed Marriott hotel chain. Tampere Hall has been chosen the best event hall in Finland seven times, and now the hotel will only add to the appeal. From now on, while enjoying opera, ballet, concerts, museum visits and congresses, the guests can stay at a top international hotel, rejoices Tampere Hall’s Managing Director Paulina Ahokas.

From left to right: Tampere Hall’s Managing Director Paulina Ahokas, Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City’s Sales Manager Kiki Koskinen and Hotel Manager Ville Virkki, hotel operator Odyssey Hotel Group representatives Rutger van Erp, Christian Beckman and Päivi Hagedoorn.

The interior design of the hotel emanates modern, continental and streamlined elegance. The lounge area boasts international, Scandinavian and Finnish design furniture and artifacts. In the fine details, the hotel guests can observe for example Hanna Uggla‘s paintings, Finnish light fixtures by Innolux and Harri Koskinen, Danish GUBI‘s Bat Lounge armchairs as well as Coco Bar Chairs and Robert Stadler‘s No. 107 chairs by the German Thonet.

The building of the Courtyard Tampere City started in May 2018. The gross surface area is over 8 000 m2. The hotel is designed by the architectures of Arkkitehtitoimisto ALA and the building work was carried out by SRV Rakennus Oy. Before this hotel in Finland there were Marriott Hotels called Hotel St. George, Klaus K Hotel and Hotel Katajanokka, which have joined the chain later on after being opened.

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