Marriott Hotels, the signature flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today opens Tirana Marriott Hotel, the first Marriott Hotel in the Balkan country of Albania. The hotel offers a fantastic location in the city, next to the multi-purpose complex of the National Arena and within walking distance to governmental offices, international institutions as well as key historical and cultural sites. Featuring modern, thoughtful design across the guestrooms, signature Great Room and meeting spaces as well as “Terra” restaurant, the new hotel will be the ideal choice for travellers seeking the perfect blend of premium experiences in a Mediterranean destination.
“We are excited to open the first Marriott Hotels property in Albania in the emerging capital city of Tirana. This newest addition to the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio in Eastern Europe brings travellers possibility to enjoy our signature service and connecting moments.” said Pankaj Birla, Area Vice President, Eastern Europe, Marriott International. “The arrival of the first Marriott Hotels property to Albania reinforces our footprint in this dynamic part of Europe.”
Featuring 155 spacious guestrooms - including 24 suites – the Tirana Marriott Hotel will cater to both business and leisure guests. The modern 24-storey building offers panoramic views from all rooms. Guests are welcomed by brands’ signature Great Room lobby, a stylish hub of the hotel that allows guests to combine work with pleasure. Restaurant “Terra” offers a fresh concept by blending the culinary traditions of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines with examples of traditional Albanian cuisine. The menu focuses on a selection of sharing plates, from dips to crudites, charcuterie, alongside fish and meat dishes.
Tirana Marriott Hotel also welcomes the first M Club Albania. Designed to emulate a residential style living room, the 24-hour lounge is the perfect space to relax, socialise or meet for business. The M Club is open to Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador Elite Marriott Bonvoy members and guests staying on executive floors, offering complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments, and evening cocktails.
The multi-functional Events Hub offers 1,900 sqm of meeting space equipped with the latest technology, including nine meeting venues and a Ballroom capacity for up to 400 people seated.
“I am thrilled we will now have an opportunity to provide travellers arriving to Tirana with our trusted global standards and heartfelt service. With combination heartfelt traditional Albanian hospitality, we are creating a great reason to unlock this new destination.” said Levent Cengiz, General Manager of Tirana Marriott Hotel. “Tirana is the center of the political, economic, and cultural life in the country and is a growing destination both for holiday and business guests. We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests in the heart of the city.”
Albania and its capital Tirana is a trending international leisure and business destination. Connected with convenient direct flights from all key European cities and boasting a seasonal climate of 2,544 hours of sun per year, it is ideal for beach or mountain lovers who can reach both within 30 to 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Close by lies the Albanian Riviera, with long beaches and turquoise waters. The country’s highlights include the UNESCO town of Gjirokastër, Berat - the City of a thousand Windows, the cultural city of Korça, Butrint Archaeological Park and a stunning mountain village,Theth. For all curious travelers, Tirana Marriott Hotel offers a selection of daily trips and guides in different languages.