Marriott launches design-focused content platform

Marriott Bonvoy—Marriott International’s portfolio of 30 hotel brands and loyalty program—has launched Travel by Design, an integrated content platform showcasing never-before-told design stories that inspired some of its hotels.

Marriott Bonvoy is partnering with Samsung to create the first-ever exclusive branded destination within Samsung’s free, ad-supported streaming service, Samsung TV Plus. Starting Nov. 1, Samsung TV Plus viewers can click a tile on the service’s home screen to explore the on-demand library of travel video content.

“We are excited to launch our Travel by Design platform to introduce travelers to the design visionaries behind some of the world’s most remarkable hotels, fusing them closer to destinations and cultures for a more immersive travel experience,” said Annie Granatstein, VP, content marketing, Marriott International. “We know travelers are rethinking how they want to see the world and we are proud to be able to offer them this one-of-a-kind at-home experience to fill their bucket lists.”

From a secluded overwater villa in the Maldives, to a reimagined royal palace in Budapest or a trendy hotspot in downtown Los Angeles, Travel by Design brings tales of design and architecture to life from creatives such as Frank Gehry and Yabu Pushelberg, with articles, films, podcasts and photography across multiple channels including digital, editorial and social platforms.

Travel by Design features a collection of short films showcasing four stories, where destinations meet design from brands such as W Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection, Autograph Collection Hotels and more. The visual series will be available to enjoy on streaming platforms such as Samsung, Roku and YouTube, and featured in hotel rooms globally on Marriott Bonvoy TV.

The Travel by Design podcast meets the architects, designers and visionaries who dive deep into the craft and hear what sparked their concept, how their creative process changes throughout, and what it’s like to enjoy the space as a traveler. Six audio episodes will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.