Marriott International has announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Madurai, making it the first Marriott International property in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The newest addition to the growing Courtyard by Marriott brand is centrally located and is within close proximity to the city’s landmark, Meenakshi Amman Temple.“Marriott International is elated to debut in the heritage city of Madurai with the Courtyard by Marriott brand. The addition of Courtyard by Marriott Madurai brings the brand’s footprint in India to 16 hotels. Being the third largest city in Tamil Nadu, Madurai promises a lot of potential for travel and tourism sectors with its increased air, road and rail connectivity,” said Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International Inc. The hotel features 86 guestrooms including four exquisite suites that are designed to perfectly balance form and function. Every guestroom features high-speed wireless internet, an LED TV, and a well-appointed work area with comfort lighting and a snug corner that’s suitable for both working and relaxing. The property also houses a fully-equipped fitness centre, which allows for guests to maintain their fitness schedules, whilst on the road.Narendra Babu, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Madurai said, “The opening of Courtyard by Marriott marks our entry into one of the most renowned cities of India, which is highly regarded for its wealth of cultural heritage and historic attractions. In addition to its cultural relevance, Madurai is also home to various manufacturing industries making it an important tourist destination for both business and pleasure in South India. We are thrilled to welcome guests into our stylish and comfortable spaces, with our warm and friendly hospitality and international quality standards the Courtyard brand is known for.”Madurai Kitchen is an all day dining restaurant and Balcony is a bar that offers a classic selection of hot and cold drinks as well as a light food menu all-day long. Lobby Lounge is the deli at the lobby level offering freshly baked pastries and paninis, along with refreshing frappes and shakes.Courtyard Madurai features 13,800 sq ft of banquet space, catering to an array of corporate events, meetings, weddings and special events.