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The 146-room Courtyard by Marriott in Andover, MA Completes
Renovation as Part of Courtyard’s Nationwide Hotel Reinvention 
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WASHINGTON – May 3, 2006 – Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced that the 146-room Courtyard by Marriott in Andover, MA has recently completed a major renovation of its guest rooms, lobby and public spaces. The enhancements are based on feedback from hotel guests and are part of Courtyard’s nationwide hotel reinvention designed to meet the needs of today’s travelers. 

“Courtyard was launched based on the needs and desires of business travelers and now we are reinventing the brand on the basis of new customer research and recent product testing. Our updated design concepts provide greater comfort and functionality to our guests,” said Mike Jannini, executive vice president, brand management, Marriott International. 

The new guest rooms and public space have been upgraded with the addition of functional enhancements and new décor and furnishings. Practical additions such as The Market, a 24/7 food and beverage pantry and business library, featuring individual workstations with high-speed data ports and ergonomic chairs combine with aesthetic elements including the use of curved surfaces, rich woods, designer fabrics, granite counters and superior lighting. 

Courtyard Guestroom Enhancements: 

Improved Workspace – A desk on wheels has been added to provide increased workspace. The desk also doubles as a table that can be moved to eat or work in front of the TV. In addition, new task lighting has been added and extra power outlets are conveniently located at desk level. 

New Beds and Linens – The new bedding package is more comfortable and more inviting with a thicker oversized mattress and enhanced linens, including duvets, new comforters and oversized pillows. 

Bathroom Enhancements – The upgraded bathrooms have a modern, residential look with granite vanities, extra shelves, full-length mirrors and brighter lighting. 

High-Speed Internet Access – Courtyard has made it a priority to offer travelers high-speed Internet access. Courtyard has more than 600 hotels in the U.S. and Canada that offer free high-speed Internet access in every guestroom. The Courtyard Boston Andover hotel also offers wireless Internet access in the lobbies and public spaces. 

Courtyard has also redesigned its lobbies and public spaces. In addition to the business library and The Market, a lounge area where guests can work, meet and dine in a relaxing setting has been added along with a front desk design that allows more guest interaction and personalized service at check in and check out. 

Located 30 miles from Logan International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Boston, the Courtyard Boston Andover offers guests convenient access to historic Salem, MA and Lowell, MA. The three-story hotel offers guest rooms featuring either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds. Along with the features mentioned above, guest rooms offer a seating area with sofa bed or oversized chair, two telephones, a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, and a selection of most-favored TV channels, including a free premium movie channel. The Courtyard Boston Andover also features nine suites with a king-size bed and three suites with two queen beds, refrigerator and microwave oven. 

Courtyard by Marriott is the leading select-service hotel brand in the U.S. Providing guests with a functional combination of casual comfort and timesaving services, Courtyard hotels feature large welcoming guest rooms and are conveniently situated where people travel, ranging from airports and office parks to downtown areas and recreational destinations. 

For more information or reservations, call the Courtyard Boston Andover hotel directly at 978-794-0700, call the Courtyard toll-free number at 1-800-321-2211, contact a travel agent or visit us on the web at www.marriott.com. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories.  

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Contact:

John Wolf
Marriott International
301-380-5718
john.wolf@marriott.com

Also See: The 147-room Courtyard by Marriott in Dearborn, Michigan Completes Total Renovation; Part of Courtyard’s Reinvention Design / June 2004
Marriott's Updated Design Concepts Integral to Renovation at Courtyard by Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia; Tharaldson Enterprises Opening 142-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Las Vegas, Nevada / November 2003

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