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The partnership between Gica Popescu Hotels and Marriott International regarding the opening in Bucharest of the first Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Romania, was signed Friday, April 27, 2012.
With this new partnership signed, Gica Popescu Hotels has received the official approval to construct, develop and operate the first Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Romania. The hotel will bear the name Courtyard Marriott Bucharest Hotel and will be located in the center of the city, close to the main business areas and with easy access to the international airport.
The official signing ceremony was hosted by the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. The event was attended by Mr. John Litzenberger, Vicepresident Marriott International Lodging Development Europe and by Mr. Gheorghe Popescu, the President of Gica Popescu Hotels.

The opening of a new Marriott brand hotel in Romania represents for us a turning into reality of our mission to present to our guests the largest high-class services offer at Marriott standards. We already have a success story in Romania with JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel and I am sure that we can repeat that for the new Courtyard Marriott as well. We are thrilled by the initiative of our partner, Gica Popescu, to develop this project and we are looking forward to the official opening.”, said John Litzenberger, Vicepresident Marriott International Lodging Development Europe.

I am satisfied that after long negotiations, the management of Marriott International considered that a new Marriott project in Romania is appropriate and forthcoming. For me is a sign of the trust that together we can acomplish long term projects. I am honoured to be a partner of Marriott International and, also that alongside we will develop an investment here, in Romania.”, said Gheorghe Popescu, President of Gica Popescu Hotels.

The official documents signing ceremony was also attended by representatives of Trend Hospitality, consultants of Gica Popescu Hotels for the Courtyard Marriott Bucharest Hotel project and the architecture bureau, Architect Service, the hotel planner.

Courtyard Marriott Bucharest Hotel is an investement of approximately 20 Mil. EUR of Gica Popescu Hotels, being the first project developed in partnership with an international hotel group. The newest Marriott brand hotel in Bucharest will be classified as 4 stars, with a capacity of 146 rooms. Its future clients will benefit from 4 conference rooms with a total surface of approximately 500 sqm, restaurant, bar SPA and commercial faciilities. The architecture of the hotel in Bucharest will be in line with the new inovative design concept used by Marriott for the Courtyard brand. The construction works will begin in July 2012 and will be finalized after 18 months.

Courtyard Marriott is a brand of Marriott International.

The first Courtyard brand hotel was opened in 1983, with more than 900 locations being in use now, all over the world. For more information about Courtyard Marriott, please reffer to:

The consultant of Gica Popescu Hotels for this project, Trend Hospitality is also the most important consulting and management company in the hospitality industry in Romania. Trend Hospitality is the market leader providing complete advisory and management services in accommodation, Food & Beverage and SPA & Wellness projects.