BETHESDA, MD—Kicking off the new year the Marriott Hotels brand is teaming up with Fast Company 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 of 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 Hotels’ 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 also displays a selection of physical products next to the screen providing personal engagement and space to drive inspiration, creativity and conversations for our guests.
A national tour for the Inspiration Collective is underway, heading to 10 locations over the course of five months. The wall will be available for approximately three weeks at the following locations:
- Brooklyn Marriott – Dec. 9th (pilot)
- Marriott Marquis Washington DC – Jan. 17
- Boston Marriott Cambridge – Feb. 6
- Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile – Feb. 12
- San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront – March 19
- Seattle Marriott Bellevue – March 21
- Marriott Irvine Spectrum – March 26
- Marriott Marquis Houston – March 28
- Charlotte Marriott City Center – April 2
- Atlanta Marriott Marquis – April 4