A NOVEL WAY TO ‘STAYCAY’: MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL BRINGS GUESTS’ FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS TO THE COMFORT OF THEIR ASIA PACIFIC BACKYARDS

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With the pilot #YourDreamDestinationAwaits campaign, more than 10 Marriott International hotels across Asia Pacific will bring locally relevant experiences from sister properties and destinations

Forget the hassle of travel documents, immigration woes, and long flights. Guests can now experience signature elements of some of our guests’ favourite destinations through Marriott International’s #YourDreamDestinationAwaits campaign. Throughout the month of November and December, 13 Marriott International properties across Asia Pacific will recreate signature iconic destination elements of its sister properties for domestic travelers.

“We understand that the impact of the pandemic has been felt by many. Even though travel is not possible or difficult, ‘travel-lust’ remains strong and travelers are eager to travel and explore,” said Rajeev Menon, President Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “With this pilot campaign, we want to leverage Marriott International’s significant distribution of hotels across some of World’s most exciting destinations to spark travel inspirations on where Marriott can take them when international travel resumes. The year has been without a doubt very different, but we believe we will travel again.”

Trendlines point to a domestic travel surge with countries embarking on campaigns to drive domestic tourism and explore their ‘own backyards’. With more than 800 properties across Asia Pacific, and more than 7,500 properties across the globe, Marriott International is leveraging its strong global footprint in exciting destinations to deliver a unique ‘holiday at home’ travel experience concept.

From the moment a guest books a stay, to their check-in and check-out experience, the different hotels will recreate signature experiences and moments reminiscent of their ‘dream destination’. Some of these include the distinctive uniform associates wear, music suited to the destination played throughout the lobby, recognizable decor, or iconic food curated and served.

“As the festive season approaches, this campaign is one way that we are encouraging domestic leisure experiences to engage with our guests,’ said John Toomey, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “We believe guests are looking for something different at home and this fun and innovative campaign aims to provide a welcome respite.”

This pilot campaign will feature 13 hotels across the Marriott International portfolio in Asia Pacific, recreating more than 10 of our guests’ favourite destinations at home from Bali, Bangkok, Seoul, Paris to New York.

Participating hotels include:

  1. W Brisbane will recreate signature elements of W Bali-Seminyak
  2. JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok will recreate signature elements of JW Marriott Hotel Nara
  3. The St. Regis Singapore will recreate signature elements of The St. Regis Bangkok
  4. Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur will recreate signature elements of Le Méridien Etoile (Paris)
  5. JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta will recreate signature elements of JW Marriott Seoul
  6. Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers will recreate signature elements of Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers (Bangkok)
  7. Moxy Bandung will recreate signature elements of Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda
  8. JW Marriott Hotel Seoul will recreate signature elements of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa
  9. The St. Regis Osaka will recreate signature elements of The St. Regis New York
  10. The Westin Tokyo will recreate signature elements of The Westin Paris – Vendôme
  11. JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu will recreate signature elements of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
  12. JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity will recreate signature elements of JW Marriott Hotel Nara
  13. Sheraton Grand Hiroshima will recreate signature elements Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort

For more information on #YourDreamDestinationAwaits, visit https://marriottbonvoyasia.com/staycations

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