Marriott has joined a growing number of hotels offering up their rooms as offices for remote workers looking for a change in scenery as part of the “work-from-hotel” trend.
“Working remotely doesn’t necessarily have to mean working from home, where blurred lines between personal and professional lives can create distractions and stress,” said Stephanie Linnartz, group president – consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses, Marriott International.
“We are inviting guests to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy to help them be more productive and achieve a better work/life balance by reimagining our hotel rooms as local remote workspaces for our customers,” she added.
The world’s largest hotel chain has introduced the following three work-from-hotel packages at properties in various destinations around the world: Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass.
Guests opting for the Day Pass can clock in at 6am and check out at 6pm from the hotel room. The package includes wifi and access to on-property business facilities such as printing, fax and scanning equipment “wherever available and depending on brand”.
Marriott Bonvoy members will receive a complimentary welcome amenity of “healthy” snacks, gift shop discounts, and lounge access “where available” for those with Platinum, Titanium or Ambassador Elite status and they will earn points on eligible hotel charges.
This package is currently being offered in select hotels in Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas, New York, Toronto, London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, with planned expansion in Europe, Middle East and Latin America, says Marriott.
This package combines a Day Pass for work with an overnight stay. It includes an early check in at 6am and late checkout at 6pm the day of departure. In addition to all the amenities included in Day Pass, guests can also take advantage of other hotel amenities, whether a quick swim, or a workout “in markets where regulations allow”.
A free breakfast and complimentary evening cocktails will also be offered “wherever available”.
Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn Elite night credits, points on eligible hotel charges, gift shop discounts and take advantage of lounge access where available for those with Platinum, Titanium or Ambassador Elite status.
Stay Pass is currently available at nearly 2,000 hotels worldwide.
Marriott says this package is for guests “seeking to work while also getting away – even with family”.
With Play Pass, guests enjoy a business concierge, supervised kids’ activities, preferred office/study spaces along with curated experiences for the whole family to enjoy, says Marriott.
Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn Elite night credits and points on eligible charges along with access to standard member benefits.
Play Pass is currently available in many locations including properties in Bali, Venice, Hawaii, Florida, California, Arizona, Cancun, Rio de Janeiro, Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Limassol (Cyprus), Koh Samui (Thailand), and Marabella and Tenerife (Spain).