Marriott Opens Hotels in Belarus, the Netherlands

LONDON—Marriott International has opened its second hotel in Belarus with the addition of the Minsk Marriott Hotel and has added the Rotterdam Marriott in the Netherlands to its portfolio.

The Minsk Marriott Hotel sits within a new compound located on the Svisloch riverside offering a range of services under one roof. A sports and entertainment complex comprises a state-of-the-art sports arena for 3,000 people complete with cafes and bars, a modern gym, a wellness center with spa services, a tennis and squash academy and a cinema.

The hotel offers 217 deluxe guestrooms, including 25 suites, designed with tailored solutions. Elements of the hotel’s locale and Belarusian heritage are part of the design scheme, including handmade wall finishings and natural colors and materials. Many of the rooms offer balconies and riverside views.

“We want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature,” said Matthew Carroll, VP, Marriott Hotels. “Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in travel to create experiences that inspire and push our guests’ creativity.”

Dining options include Fornello, a Mediterranean restaurant with a summer terrace, a private dining area for 10 people and an open kitchen with chef’s table, and Barrel Bar, which features Colonial-style interiors and signature drinks.

Located in the Millennium Tower opposite Rotterdam Central Station in the Netherlands is the Rotterdam Marriott Hotel. Formerly known as The Manhatten Hotel Rotterdam, the property underwent an extensive renovation of its interiors.

The hotel’s 230 guestrooms and suites feature modern amenities throughout. The lobby has been transformed into a vibrant space to welcome guests and visitors, according to the company. Pillars Bar & Restaurant offers all-day dining and features a menu showcasing small snacks, sharing dishes and multi-course meals.

Rotterdam Marriott Hotel offers 24-hour room service, valet parking and free, high-speed internet. There is also a fitness center offering upgraded equipment, an executive lounge, a business center and meeting space.