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September 30, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

With today’s mobile technology and a renewed entrepreneurial spirit, work happens everywhere and at any time.

6a0128763ee05d970c019aff8e9ccd970b-150wiLeading with its flagship Marriott Hotels’ brand, Marriott International  is expanding its Workspace on Demand by Marriott program to select hotels throughout Northern and Southern California, Washington DC metro area, the New York metro area, Chicago and Dallas as well as a growing number of other markets throughout the US.

Customers needing a place to collaborate with colleagues or work individually can book spaces in Marriott Hotels’ thoughtfully designed Greatroom lobbies — with their comfortable seating, lots of food and beverage options and free WiFi — or in a small meeting space. Workspace On Demand by Marriott powered by LiquidSpace makes reserving these places to work, often for free, as easy as booking a guest room using your desktop, laptop or smartphone.

For a limited time, use a Visa® card and receive 20 percent off, up to $50, the first time you book Workspace On Demand by Marriott.  Visit and use the code WORKONDEMAND.

The way people work today is changing, whether it is entrepreneurs and independent consultants or mobile employees at large corporations. By 2015, 1.3 billion people worldwide will be mobile workers1.  With downsizing, larger companies are reducing office space. An estimated more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies now have alternative workplace or mobile workforce policies in place2.

“The trends are telling.  The way people work is changing.  And we’re right there with them.  Through Workspace On Demand by Marriott, we are enabling people to find and book workspaces when they need them,” said Paul Cahill, Brand Vice President, Marriott Hotels.  “We are challenging the notion that you have to be a hotel guest to use the hotel.  We are opening the doors and saying, ‘Come in, work in our lobbies and use our free WiFi.  Gather your team in our meeting rooms, whether it is all day or just for an hour.’  We made the process easy and are giving our customers the ability to book on whatever device they prefer.”

Workspace on Demand by Marriott is a collaboration between Marriott and LiquidSpace, a mobile/web app that connects real people to great spaces to work and meet.

“The world of work is transforming at an accelerating rate,” said Mark Gilbreath, founder and CEO of Liquidspace.  “Modern professionals are unplugging from cube farms and private offices and are leaving work to get work done.  They are taking ownership of the choice over where and how they work on a day to day basis.  Marriott has identified this shift and recognized the opportunity for their hotels to be not just a place to sleep but also a great place to get work done.  The combination of their trusted brand, service level and property portfolio makes them a compelling new entrant in the workspace industry.”

Marriott Hotels has been “re-imagining” the guest experience, transforming lobbies and public spaces by designing them for the next generation of travelers who blend work and play, demand style and substance, and require technology. As the industry leader in hosting meetings, Marriott is introducing new concepts designed for the new mobile worker.   Red Coat Direct, an application to allow meeting organizers meeting organizers to adjust and edit their meeting requests and preferences with a touch of a button and without ever leaving the meeting room is one example of how Marriott Hotels is further differentiating the customer experience.  Workspring at Marriott at the Redmond Marriott Town Center, the industry’s first purpose-built suite of integrated spaces and common areas designed for small meetings, takes a holistic approach, bringing together seamlessly integrated service, technology and contemporary design. It was created in partnership with Steelcase to support collaborative work, inspiring creativity and innovation.

In addition to select Marriott Hotels, spaces can be reserved through Workspace On Demand by Marriott at select JW Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, Courtyard by Marriott, Springhill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotels.

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