Marriott Hotels, the global flagship brand of Marriott International, Inc. and leading art and technology company, VSCO, announced today an innovative collaboration designed to inspire people to travel. Together the companies are launching a set of curated travel guides for five iconic cities around the world that combine stunning imagery with in-the-know recommendations. The guides pair local VSCO photographers with expert travel writers to give visitors a highly visual and insightful guide to the culture, experiences and unknown secrets of each city.
The exclusive city guides feature Berlin, Taipei, Paris, Cairo, and Portland and showcase vivid destination shots while detailing the best cultural landmarks, locals’ favorite restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, as well as the city’s Marriott Hotels property. In addition to the destination guides, the Marriott and VSCO are introducing a handpicked collection of travel photos from the VSCO community, selected by Marriott Hotels. The guides and images are hosted exclusively on Marriott Hotels’ VSCO profile at TravelBrilliantly.vsco.co.
“These guides offer visual inspiration from talented VSCO photographers, connecting and sparking conversation from travelers around the world,” said Matthew Carroll, vice president, Marriott Hotels. “We’re excited to provide recommendations from this in-the-know community that you wouldn’t get anywhere else.”
In addition to living on TravelBrilliantly.vsco.co, each of the city guides will be printed into 500 soft-cover books by Artifact Uprising, a VSCO-owned company that creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos.
The travel guides were created by members of the VSCO community, a collective of artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, including photographers Lisa Marie, Robbie Lawrence, Sean Marc-Lee, Nour El-Refai, and Joe Greer, as well as travel writers Terence Teh, Rich Conway, Stephanie Hsu, Yasha Wallin, and Sydney Kim.
Marriott Hotels has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation in technology and travel to create spaces and experiences that inspire and foster its guests’ best thinking. In recent months, Marriott introduced the first ever in-room virtual reality travel experience, delighted travelers with its mobile innovations global roll-out, its industry-pioneering two-way chat feature Mobile Request on the Marriott Mobile App. Its announcement this summer of the first-of-its kind association with Netflix changed the future of in-room entertainment. Guests and travel enthusiasts can visit www.travelbrilliantly.com to experience the countless ways Marriott Hotels continues to meet the needs of today’s travelers.