Tech and Hospitality: Marriott Hotels and Fast Company's Inspiration Collective
To kick off the new year, Marriott Hotels has teamed up with Fast Company, one of the world's leading business media brands, to introduce the "Inspiration Collective", a first-of-its-kind interactive display and experiential showcase for cutting-edge products, experiences and services that inspire the world's most innovative minds. The Inspiration Collective presents guests with the opportunity to explore dozens of top products both through a digital touchscreen and physical experiences.
According to the press release, the "Inspiration Collective," open to hotel guests and visitors, the digital interface brings together elements of Fast Company's Recommender column and Marriott Hotel's focus on innovation and experiences. Each month, Fast Company taps into its community of innovators to compile a list of products, places and experiences that inspire the world's most creative executives, designers and entrepreneurs. The Inspiration Collective not only showcases these products, experiences and services digitally, but displays a selection of physical products next to the screen providing personal engagement and space to drive inspiration, creativity and conversations for guests.
I think this is a great way to discover new products. And if you're interested in learning more, just add it to your list and email it to yourself. As a test run, this Hook & Albert bag caught my eye, so I added it to my list. Here's the email I received:
I'd like to see more innovative products besides earrings and flowers. Bu this is still a new concept and I'm sure it'll evolve down the road.
If you'd like to see more for yourself, the Inspiration Collective's national tour in which the wall will make its way around the country and bring innovative inspiration right to travelers in ten locations over the course of five months. The wall will be at each location for approximately three weeks and is open for guests to come be inspired. The Inspiration Collective can be found in the following innovation hubs:
- Brooklyn Marriott – December 9th (pilot)
- Marriott Marquis Washington DC – January 17th
- Boston Marriott Cambridge – February 6th
- Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile – February 12th
- San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront – March 19th
- Seattle Marriott Bellevue – March 21st
- Marriott Irvine Spectrum – March 26th
- Marriott Marquis Houston – March 28th
- Charlotte Marriott City Center – April 2nd
- Atlanta Marriott Marquis – April 4th