Marriott has launched a new partnership with TED-Ed, the educational arm of media organisation TED, to offer limited-time interactive rooms at three of its properties.

The Curiosity Room by TED will offer “mind-bending activities integrated into the Marriott Hotels guest room design”, and are available to book for three months at the following hotels:

  • San Francisco Marriott Marquis: July 15 – October 16, 2022
  • Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park: August 15 – November 15, 2022
  • London Marriott Hotel County Hall: September 15, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Marriott said that the rooms were recommended for families and friends from ages seven and over, and provided this description of what customers can expect:

“Sparking curiosity from the start, guests embark on the adventure immediately upon entry to the room. The entire room is a puzzle box waiting to be solved. Puzzle elements have been seamlessly hidden within the décor; solving them all will lead guests to a grand finale and series of surprises and rewards.”

Puzzles have been customised for each of the three destinations and will celebrate “local landmarks, culture, and more”, with guests set the task of uncovering hidden messages and hunting for puzzle pieces.

Rooms also feature drawings by illustrator and artist Caleb Morris, founder of ‘Welcome to the Neighborhoods’, and guests will be able to take home travel guides which “encourage further exploration beyond the guest room”.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the experience, as well as a complimentary dessert in the hotel’s restaurant.

More information on the interactive rooms and how to book can be found at

Commenting on the news Jason Nuell, senior vice president, premium brands, Marriott International, said:

“Marriott Hotels has always been a place where guests can be inspired at every corner of their experience and we’ve taken that to the next level with TED’s award-winning, educational arm TED-Ed.

“This one-of-a-kind adventure further fosters the notion for our guests to stay curious in their travels, opening their minds beyond a typical overnight stay and propel them to explore the destination with renewed desire to learn something new.”