The 134-room Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank.

Marriott International has opened doors to its first presence under the Courtyard by Marriott brand in Brisbane, with the debut this week of a new property in the River City.

The 134-room Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank is a franchise agreement between the hotel giant and The Horan Group, which has opted to rebrand the property following a conversion project.

To be managed by Mark Snell, Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank is located just south of the Brisbane River and is close to a variety of the city’s attractions including The Wheel of Brisbane, Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. It is also a short walk to the Gabba and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The signing late last year of the new franchise agreement came during a wild week for the Courtyard by Marriott brand, just a few days after the company signed a management agreement for two newbuild hotels under the Courtyard brand to be built either side of Melbourne in the suburbs of Mulgrave and Truganina.

Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank features 134 guest rooms.

Marriott International Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt, said he was thrilled to be bringing the brand to the Queensland capital.

“The opening of Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank marks the fifth Marriott International property in Brisbane and the 26th property in the country, indicative of our commitment to expanding our footprint in Australia,” Hunt said.

The hotel’s facilities include the Cafe63 all-day restaurant, fitness centre and an indoor heated swimming pool. Meeting planners can also access a variety of flexible spaces featuring high ceilings, natural light and an outdoor area overlooking the Brisbane parklands.