Marriott Hotels 01/18/2018 – Washington, DC

Marriott Hotels and Fast Company’s Inspiration Collective Puts Innovation Within Reach

As an industry leader, Marriott Hotels is constantly introducing innovations to enhance guest experiences around the globe. Kicking off the new year the flagship brand is teaming up with Fast Company, one of the world’s leading business media brands, to introduce the “Inspiration Collective”, a first-of-its-kind interactive display and experiential showcase for cutting-edge products, experiences and services that inspire the world’s most innovative minds.  The Inspiration Collective presents guests with the opportunity to explore dozens of top products both through a digital touchscreen and physical experiences.

“We believe that travel expands the mind and stimulates new ways of thinking.  Our guests value originality and crave new experiences so Marriott Hotels is constantly evolving to provide new aesthetically inspiring spaces and innovative ideas,“ said Mara Hannula, VP Brand Marketing for Marriott Hotels.  “There is no better partner than Fast Company to bring cutting edge inspiration to life on property.  Technology and new gadgets change and shape how we live and travel every day, and the Inspiration Collective allows us to introduce and test them alongside our guests.”

Open to hotel guests and visitors, the digital interface brings together elements of Fast Company’s Recommender column and Marriott Hotel’s focus on innovation and experiences. Each month, Fast Company taps into its community of innovators to compile a list of products, places and experiences that inspire the world’s most creative executives, designers and entrepreneurs. The Inspiration Collective not only showcases these products, experiences and services digitally, but displays a selection of physical products next to the screen providing personal engagement and space to drive inspiration, creativity and conversations for our guests.

Today officially marks the kick off of the Inspiration Collective’s national tour in which the wall will make its way around the country and bring innovative inspiration right to travelers in ten locations over the course of five months. The wall will be at each location for approximately three weeks and is open for guests to come be inspired.  The Inspiration Collective can be found in the following innovation hubs:

  • Brooklyn Marriott – December 9th (pilot)
  • Marriott Marquis Washington DC – January 17th
  • Boston Marriott Cambridge – February 6th
  • Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile – February 12th
  • San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront – March 19th
  • Seattle Marriott Bellevue – March 21st
  • Marriott Irvine Spectrum – March 26th
  • Marriott Marquis Houston – March 28th
  • Charlotte Marriott City Center – April 2nd
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis – April 4th

From healthy vending machine to the room service virtual reality goggles to the first “Live Beta” hotel, Marriott Hotels has been testing and trying the newest technology available with the understanding that the fastest way to innovate is to test and learn alongside our guests. The Inspiration Collective is another example of bringing innovation within reach for Marriott Hotels. For more information on the Inspiration Collective please visit https://marriott.fastcompany.com/

About Marriott Hotels
With over 500 hotels and resorts in 60 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To learn more, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. Stay connected to Marriott Hotels on Facebook, @marriott on Twitter and @marriotthotels on Instagram.

About Fast Company
Fast Company is one of the world’s leading business media brands, with an editorial focus on creativity and innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc. and can be found online at fastcompany.com.

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Marriott International
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Lindsey.A.Pfrommer@marriott.com