GALVESTON ( – A pair of hotels has opened for business this month, just in time for the area’s busy tourist season.

An 85-room Courtyard by Marriott opened at 9550 Seawall Blvd. Designed by Dallas-based Mayse & Associates, the hotel includes a swimming pool and bar on its 4.8-acre site.

Earlier this month, an 88-room Marriott TownePlace Suites opened at 9540 Seawall Blvd.