Marriott is testing what it calls a one-of-a-kind technology, enabling guests to record thoughts and ideas while taking a shower. The Splash of Brilliance innovation at the Irvine Marriott in California, allows guests to write or draw on touchscreen shower doors, and then send it to their email address for future use.
The technology, which will be available in selected rooms at the hotel for the next two months, works by creating a ‘canvas’ from the build up of steam on the shower door, allowing guests to “to write or draw whatever comes to mind—name of the next hit song, idea for an app or the framework for a new design.”
“Marriott Hotels promises to embrace the pace of change,” said Matthew Carroll, VP and global brand manager, Marriott Hotels. “We are constantly looking for new ways to use technology to enhance our guest experience. Our M Beta hotel in Charlotte started our journey of testing and trying and this shower door technology pushes the limit of our thinking in an imaginative and fun way.”
Located in Orange County, the Marriott Irvine is an inventive hotel designed with the tech-savvy traveler in mind, which makes it a natural place to debut the innovative Splash of Brilliance shower. Marriott will determine any further rollout based on usage, feedback and satisfaction scores from guests staying in the Splash of Brilliance room.