Marriott has today launched a program to get employees who work remotely to do that from their hotels with some play thrown in.
Work Anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy offers three separate passes from day rooms to multi-night stays.
You can access Marriott’s page for Work Anywhere here.
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Here are the passes:
Day Pass is a new offering that makes the hotel room your office for the day from 6 AM check in to 6 PM check out. Guests are provided 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 brand. Marriott Bonvoy members will receive a complimentary welcome amenity of healthy snacks, gift shop discounts, and lounge access where available for those with Platinum, Titanium or Ambassador Elite status and they will earn points on eligible hotel charges.
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.
Stay Pass combines a Day Pass for work with an overnight stay. It is designed to marry 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 am and late checkout at 6 pm 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. Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn Elite night credits, points on eligible hotel charges, gift shop discounts and take advantage of lounge access where available for those with Platinum, Titanium or Ambassador Elite status. Stay Pass is currently available at nearly 2,000 hotels worldwide.
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. Increasingly, consumers are choosing to escape the confines of their home office or work desk and travel while making the most of work and play time too. With Play Pass, guests enjoy a business concierge, supervised kids’ activities, preferred office/study spaces along with curated experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to earn Elite night credits and points on eligible charges along with access to standard member benefits. Play Pass is currently available in many locations including properties in Bali, Venice, Hawaii, Florida, California, Arizona, Cancun, Rio de Janeiro, Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Limassol (Cyprus), Koh Samui (Thailand), and Marabella and Tenerife (Spain).
Day Pass is nothing new – it has been called a Day Use-room, and I have used it several times with long-transits.
Hilton has made booking them easy – you just have the same date as checking in and out and the rate search will automatically bring up the hotels that offer this. Other chains not so.
I like the stay pass too that allows you to check-in at 6 AM and check out at 6 PM the following day. Perfect for weekend staycations.
Play Pass works for those that travel with family.
Well, Work Anywhere is nothing new to me. I have worked out from hotels for the past 17 or so years, including typing this at the Grand Hyatt in Rio de Janeiro.,