Proven Brand as a Magnet for Guests
Thanks to the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Banja Luka, which is a part of the large Marriott family, guests know that they can expect the highest quality of service just like anywhere in the world. At the same time, Banja Luka has found its place on the global tourist maps -Robert Stojko – Director of the Courtyard Hotel in Banja Luka
The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Banja Luka is the first and only branded hotel in the town and is part of the globally renowned Marriott International Hotel Group, which has the largest portfolio in the hotel industry, over 30 brands and more than 7,000 hotels in 131 countries and territories. “Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Banja Luka adheres to and operates in line with the standards and procedures defined for each of the Marriott brands, which guarantees our guests the same experience that our guests can expect to get in any city in the world where the Courtyard brand is present,” says Robert Stojko, Director of the Courtyard Hotel Banja Luka.
What is the hotel’s capacity?
— The hotel has 340 square metres of conference space, with the latest equipment and adapted to the business world. We have multifunctional and divisible conference rooms with a seating capacity from 10 to 160 guests and cocktail parties for up to 200 guests. The conference room at the gallery has plenty of daylight and is ideal for smaller events and conferences. There is also a special, state-of the-art boardroom for business meetings with up to 10 people.
What other amenities do you offer to your guests?
— Business guests have at their disposal a business centre with computers and a printer, with every part of the centre having access to power and built-in chargers for their devices without them having to interrupt their daily routine. The guest can also enjoy the gastronomic offer in our restaurants and Maestro Kitchen & Bar. Maestro Kitchen & Bar also features an outdoor bar, ideal for short business meetings or for relaxing after a day of work, with a cocktail or a glass of fine wine in hand. All hotel guests have access to a modern, well-equipped fitness centre. We are currently working on equipping the multifunctional Sky Bar on the 11th floor of the hotel, a place for both hotel guests and visitors in which they can organize their events or enjoy their favourite pizza, as well as the beautiful view of Banja Luka.
How important is the Courtyard by Marriott Banja Luka for the town’s tourist offer?
— By being part of the large Marriott family, Courtyard by Marriott Banja Luka now has a place on the world map of the hotel industry and has become a part of the global tourist offer. By the opening of the hotel, the town of Banja Luka has now also found itself on these same maps. The presence of a hotel brand in the town, which is internationally recognized like Courtyard by Marriott with its 1,000 hotel across the globe, gives guests the assurance that they are in for a familiar treat. Also, it is something that they have not had the opportunity to get in Banja Luka so far. Our loyalty programme, Marriott BonVoy, which is the largest loyalty programme in the world with over 140 million members worldwide, also makes a huge contribution to the positioning of our hotel and thus Banja Luka on the tourist map of the region. The programme members have the opportunity to enjoy various benefits as a result of their stay at Marriott hotels, including free travel and free accommodation, which many members use to visit and explore destinations that were not attractive to them, among other things, because there were no hotels in that particular destination that they could stay in.