Marriott International has launched a new European model for its Courtyard by Marriott brand.
The 194-room Courtyard by Marriott Aberdeen and the 230-room room Courtyard by Marriott Cologne are the first two hotels to debut the new design and will open in 2013.
The company hopes that the new European Courtyard model will contribute to its goal of reaching 80,000 rooms in Europe by the end of 2015.
The model is based on a 170-room, six-level property situated on a 5,835m2 site.
Marriott International will also introduce a new Asian-inspired design for Chinese travellers towards the end of 2011.