Courtyard by Marriott brand to debut in Colombo

Marriott International is partnering with real-estate developer Abans Group to set up a 164-room hotel in the heart of Sri Lanka’s premier city.
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Representative render of the proposed Courtyard by Marriott that will come up in Colombo soon. Image: Courtesy Marriott International.

Marriott International Inc has entered into an agreement with Colombo City Centre Partners Pvt Ltd to introduce the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Sri Lanka. Expected to open later this year, the hotel will likely have 164 rooms.

Located in the heart of Colombo city, adjacent to the Beira Lake, the property’s main draws will be convenient business connectivity and excellent views of the city skyline. Design plans call for thoughtfully designed rooms, featuring a functional work area, smart amenities, and high-speed internet access.

Plans for the hotel include two dining venues – including an all-day dining restaurant offering a combination of Western dishes, Asian favourites, and a host of local delicacies. An adjoining Lobby Lounge will have a full-service bar and a quick-bites menu. A well-equipped 24-hour fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool and three meeting rooms are also slated to be part of the Courtyard by Marriott property.

Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International, says, “This signing underscores our long-term commitment to Sri Lanka as a strategically important market.”

Behman Pestonjee, Managing Director of Abans Group, shares his thoughts, “We are delighted to partner with Marriott International – the world’s largest hospitality group. We gladly welcome the entry of Marriott into our prestigious mixed-use development, Colombo City Centre.”

The Colombo City Centre being developed by the Abans Group incorporates a 2,00,000 sq ft state-of-the-art mall and 192 luxury apartments, reflecting the city’s cosmopolitan and aspirational ethos.

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The picturesque Colombo skyline. Image: Shutterstock/SLSK Photography.

Founded in 1968, the Abans Group has evolved to become a conglomerate that focuses on retail, real-estate development, finance, environmental management, logistics, among other businesses.

Marriott International, Inc. based in the USA encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories.

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