Marriott International encourages guests to ‘work anywhere’ with new program

Marriott’s Work Anywhere program features three work-from-hotel packages: the Day Pass, Stay Pass, and Play Pass.
Marriott’s Work Anywhere program features three work-from-hotel packages: the Day Pass, Stay Pass, and Play Pass.

ATLANTA, Ga. – Marriott has announced a new program to help their customers to finish the work they have, and even sneak in a little fun.

Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass, and Play Pass packages were designed for guests 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.

“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 of 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. By providing flexible booking options, our loyalty members and guests have a familiar alternative when choosing where to work.”

According to company research, 42 percent of more than 400 business professionals—both Marriott Bonvoy members and non-members—in the U.S. indicated they would consider working from a hotel guest room to address their current realities which include:

  • Desire to break up the day-to-day monotony;
  • Not having a dedicated workspace environment and feeling claustrophobic in small apartments;
  • No boundary between work and personal life, especially for families managing remote learning for kids;
  • Inability to focus and work uninterrupted on important presentations, projects, and meetings; and
  • Competing for insufficient Wi-Fi.

Marriott Bonvoy’s Day Pass, Stay Pass, and Play Pass packages were created with input from consumers, hotel operation, and corporate partners.

Day Pass is a new offering that makes the hotel room a customers’ office for the day from 6 a.m. check-in to 6 p.m. checkout. Guests are provided 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 brand. This package is currently being offered in select hotels in Atlanta and Dallas.

Stay Pass combines a Day Pass for work with an overnight stay. It is designed to include all the benefits of a hotel stay with the convenience to be productive and make the most of the workday, with early check-in at 6 a.m. and late checkout at 6 p.m. the day of departure. In addition to all the amenities included in Day Pass, guests may take advantage of hotel amenities, whether a quick swim, or a workout, in markets where regulations allow. Guests can also enjoy free breakfast and complimentary evening cocktails, wherever available.

Play Pass is for those seeking to work while also getting away—even with family. Available in participating luxury and resort locations worldwide, Play Pass recognizes that consumers currently have much more flexibility to travel, work, and engage in school from anywhere they want.

With Play Pass, guests enjoy business concierge, supervised kids’ activities, and preferred office/study spaces along with curated experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Play Pass is currently available in many locations including properties in Florida.

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