Marriott International has signed a deal with Colombia-based construction firm Inrama to open its first Courtyard by Marriott brand hotel in Bogota, Colombia, in April 2014.

The hotel, which will be located next to the new terminal at El Dorado International Airport, will be used as a mixed-use complex with space for both office and retail.

The new Courtyard hotel will feature 146 guestrooms built with modern design, business lobby, restaurant, lobby bar, meeting space, swimming pool and sauna.

Marriott International Caribbean and Latin America chief development officer Laurent de Kousemaeker said, "The El Dorado airport recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation and is considered among the key hubs in Latin America, making the hotel at Avenida El Dorado an excellent option for the modern regional business traveller."

Marriott International Caribbean and Latin America president Craig Smith said the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bogota is part of the company’s expansion plan in Latin America.

"The hotel will feature a modern, functional design while embracing Colombia’s vibrant culture and the amenities travellers trust from our globally renowned Marriott International brands," Smith added.

In Colombia, Marriott International currently operates two hotels, the 264-room JW Marriott Hotel Bogota and the 239-room Bogota Marriott Hotel.

Marriott has two further hotels in development in Colombia, the 278-room Cartegena Marriott Hotel and the 170-room Cali Marriott Hotel, which are scheduled to open in 2014.

With a portfolio spread across more than 900 locations in 37 countries, Courtyard by Marriott has more locations than any other Marriott International brand.

Image: Artist’s impression of the upcoming Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Photo courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.