Courtyard Calling: Exploring Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport hotel offers excellent service, great food and all modern amenities

After a long flight, a tiring drive to the hotel, brazing heavy traffic can be quite irksome. But if you are flying to Kochi, you have the choice of checking into a 5 Star destination which is less than a mile from the Cochin International Airport. What’s more? The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service too! The Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport hotel offers excellent service, great food and all modern amenities including spacious rooms and suites with Wi-Fi connectivity, meeting rooms, a rejuvenating spa, gym and an outdoor pool apart from charming outdoor venues. RITZ explores the Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport hotel to check out what sets it apart from its peers!

Text: Riya Sonny Datson

Considering the increasing traffic, the proximity of the Courtyard by Marriott to the airport is indeed a feather in its cap; especially if you are flying down for a short stay or meetings. The 106 key hotel offers its guests the choice of deluxe rooms, executive rooms and executive suites with all modern amenities.

The Momo café, which is a multi-cuisine restaurant, offers Oriental, Western and North Indian cuisines apart from Local Kerala cuisine. But it is the barbeque grills and seafood that scores high on demand! “Since ours is a business hotel, it is our priority to deliver food without delay as most of our guests are people who are ‘on the go’.  We cater to a mixed crowd and we have foreigners, Indians as well as Kochiites dining with us,” says Chef Ajay Khanna, who hails from Agra. He has travelled across India and has a rich experience of almost two decades working across different states, hotel groups and cuisines.  “Food should be simple and authentic. It is important that the taste of the ingredients are not masked and I give a lot of attention to presentation, flavour and texture as well. But what is most important is guest satisfaction,” says Chef. “The Momo café conducts themed food festivals regularly and currently, we have the Seafood Sunday Brunch which has a lavish buffet styled offering of a vast array of brunch specialties alongside a large selection of sustainably caught seafood, sourced from local fishermen. Some of the items on the menu include Fried Squid with Paprika and Garlic, Seafood Wonton with Coriander Dressing, Avocado and Smoked Fish Salad, Seafood Paella, Mackerel with mustard and lemon butter,” he continues. And if that’s not inviting, from 21st December till the 31st, the ‘festive season’ themed dinner at Momo Café will surely bowl you over. From   street food to hyderabadi cuisine, moplah cuisine, Christmas and New year specials, Mexican, Punjabi, Chettinad, Awadhi, Grills, Humpty Dumpty to detox brunch, the culinary team has everything planned!

While the Kochi city and the Athirappilly waterfalls (the largest waterfall in Kerala) are both a little over an hour’s drive from the hotel, Kochi’s largest shopping mall, Lulu Mall is just 35 minutes away and hosts most of the top Indian and international brands all under one roof. But if you prefer to indulge in some relaxing massages and aromatherapy, head to the spa! The hotel offers soothing massages, facials and express services that will leave you feeling invigorated. The Balinese and Deep Tissue massages are the hot favourites to look out for. A well- equipped on site gym and pool would help you to stick to your fitness regime during your stay.

Planning a gathering? The meeting area at the hotel offers a theatre setting that has a maximum seating capacity of hundred. The Alfresco, which the outdoor space by the pool, makes for a picturesque back drop for events and has a capacity of two hundred; a great choice for social functions and informal gatherings. If you are expecting a larger crowd, the hotel also provides out door catering and packed meals.

Last but not the least, the Guest Loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® and SPG® share a single, unified program with one set of benefits! So you have more opportunities to earn and redeem your loyalty points with benefits like mobile check in services, welcome gift, lounge access, enhanced room upgrade and ambassador service to name a few! So what are you waiting for? Time to pack up!!