Courtyard by Marriott Nagoya hotel to open in March

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Courtyard by Marriott Nagoya, set to open March 1, is seen in Naka Ward, Nagoya, on Jan. 13.

NAGOYA — A Courtyard brand hotel operated by U.S. hotel chain Marriott International, Inc. will open March 1 in Naka Ward, Nagoya.

The hotel was built on the former site of The Yomiuri Shimbun’s Chubu Branch Office building. The Yomiuri Shimbun owns the land and building, while Sekisui House Ltd. designed and built the hotel. The three companies announced the March opening of the hotel Jan. 13.

The new hotel has 12 stories above ground and one below. It has 360 rooms including 10 suites. In addition to regular rooms with a king-size bed or twin beds, there are connecting rooms and rooms with sofa beds, which are convenient for families.

A rendering of the Central Ballroom

One of the features of the hotel is a banquet hall that can meet a wide range of needs for international conferences and exhibitions. The Central Ballroom, a 440-square-meter hall equipped with the latest audio visual equipment, can accommodate up to 500 attendees. Catered business meetings and wedding receptions can also be held.

The restaurant Crust on the first floor serves meals from breakfast to dinner in a buffet style, with a live kitchen where chefs prepare meals in front of customers. At The Lounge, alcoholic beverages and afternoon tea are served.

There is also a fitness center for guests on the second floor.

Amid the prolonged pandemic, the future of tourism demand has been uncertain. But the opening of Courtyard Nagoya is part of Marriott’s strategy to strengthen investment in Japan.

A rendering of a deluxe king guest room

Karl Hudson, Marriott International’s area vice president for Japan and Guam, said, “We are confident that more travelers will be returning to our hotels across many prefectures in the country once the COVID-19 situation gets stabilized.”

The Courtyard by Marriott Nagoya has been selected as one of the candidate hotels where heads of state and cabinet ministers will stay for the Group of Seven summit and ministerial meetings in 2023.

Nagoya announced its bid to host the meetings, and seven hotels, including the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel and the Nagoya Kanko Hotel as well as the Courtyard, have been chosen to accommodate high-ranking foreign officials.