It was a March opening for South Bank’s newest property under the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio and Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank opened with a generous gift to the local community. It donated 400 pillows and 200 blankets to one of Australia’s leading charities St Vincent DePaul Society.
When Courtyard by Marriott commenced rebranding for the property there were quantities of linens and pillows that were in great condition – but not able to be used by the newly branded property.
Mark Snell, General Manager for Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank explained: “The hotel team wanted to ensure that the linens were able to be reused and supplied to people in need. We were able to pack the linens into a truck and deliver directly to the Brisbane Diocesan Central Council, St Vincent De Paul for sorting and distribution.”
The St Vincent De Paul team were extremely grateful for the supply and were immediately able to distribute some of the linens to their stores for sale, while other items were distributed directly to homeless people and families in need.
The opening of Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank marks the fifth Marriott Bonvoy property in Brisbane and their 26th property in Australia. Located south of the Brisbane River, the hotel is only a few steps away from South Bank, Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination, featuring 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class restaurants and hundreds of enjoyable events all year round.
Accentuating contemporary design that encompasses comfort and functionality, Courtyard Brisbane South Bank boasts 134 contemporary guestrooms including 24 suites. The hotel houses an all-day dining restaurant, Café63, which offers great locally sourced produce and authentic Australian cuisine in a relaxed and cosy environment. Additional leisure facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre and an indoor heated pool.