Marriott Courtyard’s Summer Party
Photos courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center
On May 29, the Marriott Courtyard Moscow City Center had a party dedicated to the impending arrival of summer. Brightly clad clowns presented summer fruit to guests as they entered the hotel’s lobby, where a buffet by hotel chef Charlie Aird featuring such summertime fare as scallops and asparagus awaited them. The summer theme was picked up in the hotel’s atrium, where activities for guests included flowerarranging demonstrations and a classic summer carnival favorite, dressing up in funny outfits and posing for photographs. A highlight of the evening was a short speech by the hotel’s outgoing general manager, Marco Fien, who is leaving to assume the analogous post at Marriott’s new hotel in Kazakhstan. Mr. Fien is handing the reins over to Olga Nikitina, who will be Marriott’s fi rst Russian general manager in the region as well as the first woman to hold the position.