Business travellers using London City Airport now have a new place to meet before they fly, thanks to the opening of the first Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Central London.

As the closest hotel to London City Airport, the 184-room property offers smart travellers a new alternative lounge option and its range of onsite options have helped increase the range of food and beverage choices available locally pre-flight.

With its three interactive meeting rooms all with floor-to-ceiling windows, fully-equipped business centre, all-day Kitchen & Bar dining concept, on-property Starbucks coffee and a Grab and Go market, the Courtyard London City Airport hotel has introduced a new range of casual and business-focused spaces just five minutes’ walk from the airport check-in area.

Speaking of how the hotel will improve the travel experience for airport users, Chris Thomas – General Manager of Courtyard London City Airport – explained:

“Historically business travellers using London City Airport have had to choose between high walk-in rates at its two offsite lounges, or a limited range of food options within the terminal itself. With the airport’s redevelopment programme currently paused until at least 2023, we are delighted to be able to offer an alternative departure lounge option for smart travellers keen to take advantage of the airport’s swift check-in process.

“At a time when travellers are looking for extra space and added peace of mind when flying, we’re delighted to be able to offer new options to work, meet or stay, all with Marriott’s commitment to the highest standards of cleanliness, and to help people travel with confidence.”

A key gateway for business travellers, London City Airport will offer flights to 21 destinations across the UK and Europe this winter, including recently resumed routes to Amsterdam, Berlin, Chambery, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Prague, Rotterdam, Salzburg and Zurich.

Opened on 8 November 2021 and managed by Cycas Hospitality, the Courtyard London City Airport is the first hotel to come to the Docklands area since 2014, and becomes the area’s first full-service property.

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