BETHESDA, MD—Marriott is rolling out local-area expert recommendations, bespoke categories, and hand-curated lists of things to do on the expanded Marriott Moments platform to help travelers and locals alike to discover experiences.
Throughout Marriott Moments, expert recommendations from hotel general managers, chefs and mixologists, luminary partners chefs like Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert and Stephanie Izard, as well as actress and singer Lea Michele, world champion freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and sports broadcaster Michele Tafoya will be featured, with more local area expertise from Marriott hotel associates to be added regularly. As a complement to the recommendations, Marriott Moments will offer bespoke categories based on passion points, types of travel companions, and personality traits, including “Pop-Culture Vulture;” “Exhaust Your Kids and Be the Family Hero;” and “Young, Broke & Fabulous.” All recommendations and categories will feature hand-curated lists of the best things to do from around the world, available for purchase.
Additionally, as an answer to the age-old question “what should we do now?,” Marriott has brought the ability to find and book experiences to Facebook Messenger. Now, in addition to visiting the website directly, anyone can chat with Marriott Rewards or SPG on Facebook Messenger to get location-based recommendations of nearby Marriott Moments they can purchase via phone.
Currently Marriott Moments has more than 100 recommendations from actors, athletes, chefs, and others.
Further personalizing travel experiences, Marriott Moments has added several new partnerships, including a partnership with Eatwith, an online community to find and book culinary experiences with locals in more than 130 countries.
Additionally, Moments now offers newly developed on-property activities for guests looking to take part in distinctive experiences from the comfort of their hotel, starting with experiences in Miami like the private champagne sabering or a Mediterranean cooking class at The St. Regis Bal Harbour, with plans to grow these hotel experiences globally in the future.