Marriott, Fast Company introduce 'Inspiration Collective'

Marriott Hotels is teaming up with Fast Company to introduce the "Inspiration Collective." Photo credit: Marriott

Marriott is teaming up with Fast Company to introduce the “Inspiration Collective” — an interactive display and experiential showcase for cutting-edge products, experiences and services to inspire innovative minds. The display presents guests with the opportunity to explore dozens of products both through a digital touchscreen and physical experiences.
“We believe that travel expands the mind and stimulates new ways of thinking. Our guests value originality and crave new experiences so Marriott Hotels is constantly evolving to provide new aesthetically inspiring spaces and innovative ideas,” said Mara Hannula, VP brand marketing for Marriott Hotels, in a statement. “There is no better partner than Fast Company to bring cutting edge inspiration to life on property. Technology and new gadgets change and shape how we live and travel every day, and the Inspiration Collective allows us to introduce and test them alongside our guests.”

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 our guests.

The wall will make its way around the country and bring innovative inspiration right to travelers in 10 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:

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