Last week, Marriott International announced the launch of the Marriott Design Lab, an R&D lab for the hotel industry, to further tap into innovation in the hospitality space.
Marriott will build partnerships and collaborations with forward-looking companies to test products with us and scale them to the industry over time.
Almost simultaneously at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, one of Marriott’s initial partners, Ori, a robotics and architecture startup on a mission to help people live large in a small footprint, showed off its guest room prototype that will allow travelers flexibility and adaptability and new kinds of rooms and experiences.
The concept creates transformable furniture and provide more flexible and multi-functional spaces that are also more sustainable because they essentially create two rooms out of one. Imagine a bed that lifts into the ceiling to reveal a table for dinner or desk for work – all at the touch of a button, sound of a voice or swipe of a cellphone. (Watch video below)
Marriott Lab from Hotels Mag on Vimeo.
Marriott Design Lab will look at both short-term, well-defined problems, and look farther into the future and shape that future through exploration of new design, technology and opportunity spaces. Initial focus areas include construction, driving insight from its building portfolio, sustainability and creating new guest experiences.
Marriott will be announcing several initial partners, including LG Electronics, Carrier and Ori.
Amha w/GiorgisJanuary 21, 2022 at 12:48 pm
It is a great idea in its multiple facets.
Josephine Roberts-AhoniJanuary 22, 2022 at 12:50 pm