Marriott International has announced the launch of a new program from its Marriott Bonvoy brand that will allow its guests to book a hotel room to work in.
The hotel firm said Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as “flexible options”, whether guests are seeking a one day stay from early morning into the evening, extended overnight stay with early morning check in and evening checkout or a multi-day work and leisure destination getaway.
It comes after Marriott revealed that, when asked, 42% of more than 400 business professionals – Marriott Bonvoy members and non-members – in the U.S. who participate in the company’s research community indicated they would consider working from a hotel guest room.
It added that Marriott Bonvoy’s Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were created with input from consumers, hotel operations and corporate partners.
The Day Pass will be a new offering that “makes the hotel room your office for the day” from 6 AM check-in to 6 PM check-out. Guests will be provided with easy access to enhanced Wi-Fi, food and drinks and additional spaces in the hotel.
Additionally, guests are free to access the on-property business facilities such as printing, fax and scanning equipment, wherever available and depending on the brand.
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.
The Stay Pass combines a Day Pass for work with an overnight stay. In addition, its Play Pass allows guests to enjoy a business concierge, supervised kids’ activities, preferred office/study spaces along with curated experiences.
Stephanie Linnartz, group president Consumer Operations, Technology and Emerging Businesses at Marriott International, said: “Working remotely doesn’t necessarily have to mean working from home, where blurred lines between personal and professional lives can create distractions and stress.
“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. By providing flexible booking options, our loyalty members and guests have a familiar alternative when choosing where to work.”