Courtyard by Marriott part, of Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 brands, today announced the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Shillong. Located in the heart of Shillong, also known as the Scotland of the East, this 182-key property is surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, offering guests both the vibe of a bustling city and the peaceful respite of nature. Business and leisure travellers will check into a fresh contemporary space paired with smart amenities and services, allowing them to shift gears from work to relaxation, seamlessly.
“We are very pleased to grow our presence in the East with the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Shillong, as the demand for travel coincides with the piqued interest of travellers seeking to discover new and emerging cities across India,” said Ranju Alex, Area Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International. “Courtyard by Marriott Shillong marks the 26th Courtyard by Marriott to join the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio in India and further compliments our growing footprint in the country.”
Nestled in lush greenery and rich landscapes, the property is located about 30 km from the Shillong airport. It’s the perfect destination for travellers who are in search of unexplored terrains like the Living Roots Bridge, which is amongst the most unique bridges in the world, made entirely from living tree branches, trunks and roots. The city is built close to nature, with endless mountains and majestic waterfalls as its backdrop. Its charm is enhanced with old-school cathedrals, museums, eclectic cafes and vibrant markets, perfect for that leisurely evening stroll. Shillong is also popularly known for the Cherry Blossom Festival which takes place in November. During the festival, the city is covered in a beautiful hue of pink and is the perfect platform that spotlights the music, fine arts and culture while paying ode to the ethereal beauty of the flowers.
The hotel offers both deluxe and luxury suites. Featuring a warm colour palette with shades of white and yellow the rooms feature amenities that encourage a balance of work and relaxation. Light filled and spacious, they open up to beautiful hill and city views. In addition, the family suite comes with a private kid’s play area designed to keep little guests entertained and engaged.
Courtyard by Marriott Shillong holds three dining options. Spectra all-day dining offers a wide variety of cuisines, from an international buffet spread to an ala carte menu of local favourites. Tavern Club is an alfresco bar overlooking the famous Khasi Hills, ideal for cocktails and unwinding over small bites by the poolside. Shillong Baking Company offers a range of brewed aromatic coffees, fresh bakes and sweetmeats.
Travellers with business on their minds can make use of the hotel’s functional work areas comprising 9130 sq feet of meetings and events space, with three multi-functional conference rooms equipped with smart technology. Flexible and comfortable to customise the banquet spaces are adept at meeting the diverse needs of business, events, conferences and large weddings.
When ready to unwind, travellers can visit the Pura Vida Spa, a calm and serene wellness abode with four treatment rooms offering a range of holistic treatments including body wraps and deep tissue massages. The property also houses an outdoor swimming overlooking panoramic hill views, along with a Jacuzzi and a 24-hour fitness center.
“We are thrilled with the launch of the Courtyard by Marriott Shillong. We offer a prime location for both business and leisure travel. The Northeast is a melting pot of Indian and Southeast Asian cultures and guests can soak up the diverse spirit of the region through its cuisines, landscapes and traditions. Courtyard by Marriott Shillong will blend this timeless culture with modern forward-thinking hospitality to create a truly immersive guest experience in a unique setting” said Tushar Nagar, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Shillong.