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Marriott is out with a trio of Work From Anywhere offerings designed to offer you a place to work outside of the house – whether in your own city or abroad – while filling hotel rooms.
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Marriott’s New Work from Anywhere Options
There are three options (text in italics below is directly from Marriott):
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.
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.
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).
The “Stay Pass” is the most appealing option of the bunch to me, personally. You get a 6am check-in and then a 6pm late checkout on your last night. This would be great for a weekend getaway where you arrive before the start of work on Friday and leave at 6pm on Monday, for example. Since when you “Work From Home” you are still generally expected to be available during business hours, this solves the challenge of not being able to check in before work or having to check out right in the middle of the work day.
The Day Rate plan may be useful for someone that just needs to get out of the house for the day sometimes to be more productive and doesn’t want to be in a shared space a la WeWork, where you’d need to be masked.
And the Play Pass seems very similar to Hyatt’s Work From Paradise offering, though Hyatt’s offering seems to be much more robust in the way of extra included amenities.
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