What do Chimamanda Adichie, Ken Robinson and Jane Goodall have in common? They have given stimulating TED Talks that have enlightened and inspired many people around the world. After announcing a partnership on September 8 with the non-profit organization that spreads devoted and powerful ideas through short stories, blogs and talks, Marriott Hotel guests will have access to the inspirational and captivating content.
TED carefully organized content, according to themes that are topical and relevant to the guests including: innovation, curiosity, entrepreneurship and travel. Every quarter the themes will change.
Through this partnership, Marriott Hotels will host a series of five global TED Talk Fellows salons in London, Dubai, Seattle, Bangkok and Santiago throughout this year and 2017.
The speakers and themes for the salons will join the content’s theme during that time period. Marriott Hotel guests will utilize TED Fellows as a source of motivation while having the opportunity to engage with TED’s pioneer’s in an intimate conversation while addressing intriguing discussion topics to the regions.
“At Marriott Hotels, everything we do is guided by our belief that travel expands the mind and triggers new and creative ways of thinking. We know that travelers today look for more in a hotel and we are bringing to life new innovations that help elevate guests’ stay to memorable experiences,” said Matthew Carroll, Vice President and Global Brand Manager of Marriott Hotels.
By this fall, TED Talk content will be offered in the form of blogs, organized TED Talks and inspirational quotes when logging into Wi-Fi and through the guest’s room entertainment. Marriott Hotel meeting planners will feature one-of-a-kind “Inspirational menu” of TED listings that can be used for corporate groups on-property meetings. Original videos created by TED for Marriott Hotels guests will also be available on the Marriott Hotel social media channels.
The next time you stay at a Marriott Hotel, do yourself a favor and take advantage of the absorbing content that is available.
Lauren Spiler is a freelance journalist based in Athens, Georgia, but most call her Spiler.