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Welcoming the Collaboration Generation into More Marriott Hotels -- Workspace On Demand Expands

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's mobile technology and a renewed entrepreneurial spirit, work happens everywhere and at any time. Leading with its flagship Marriott Hotels' brand, Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) is expanding its Workspace on Demand by Marriott program to select hotels throughout Northern and Southern California, Washington DC metro area, the New York metro area, Chicago and Dallas as well as a growing number of other markets throughout the US.

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Customers needing a place to collaborate with colleagues or work individually can book spaces in Marriott Hotels' thoughtfully designed Greatroom lobbies -- with their comfortable seating, lots of food and beverage options and free WiFi -- or in a small meeting space. Workspace On Demand by Marriott powered by LiquidSpace makes reserving these places to work, often for free, as easy as booking a guest room using your desktop, laptop or smartphone.

For a limited time, use a Visa® card and receive 20 percent off, up to $50, the first time you book Workspace On Demand by Marriott.  Visit www.WorkspaceOnDemand.marriott.com and use the code WORKONDEMAND.

The way people work today is changing, whether it is entrepreneurs and independent consultants or mobile employees at large corporations. By 2015, 1.3 billion people worldwide will be mobile workers1.  With downsizing, larger companies are reducing office space. An estimated more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies now have alternative workplace or mobile workforce policies in place2

"The trends are telling.  The way people work is changing.  And we're right there with them.  Through Workspace On Demand by Marriott, we are enabling people to find and book workspaces when they need them," said Paul Cahill, Brand Vice President, Marriott Hotels.  "We are challenging the notion that you have to be a hotel guest to use the hotel.  We are opening the doors and saying, 'Come in, work in our lobbies and use our free WiFi.  Gather your team in our meeting rooms, whether it is all day or just for an hour.'  We made the process easy and are giving our customers the ability to book on whatever device they prefer."

Workspace on Demand by Marriott is a collaboration between Marriott and LiquidSpace, a mobile/web app that connects real people to great spaces to work and meet.   

"The world of work is transforming at an accelerating rate," said Mark Gilbreath, founder and CEO of Liquidspace.  "Modern professionals are unplugging from cube farms and private offices and are leaving work to get work done.  They are taking ownership of the choice over where and how they work on a day to day basis.  Marriott has identified this shift and recognized the opportunity for their hotels to be not just a place to sleep but also a great place to get work done.  The combination of their trusted brand, service level and property portfolio makes them a compelling new entrant in the workspace industry."

Marriott Hotels has been "re-imagining" the guest experience, transforming lobbies and public spaces by designing them for the next generation of travelers who blend work and play, demand style and substance, and require technology. As the industry leader in hosting meetings, Marriott is introducing new concepts designed for the new mobile worker.   Red Coat Direct, an application to allow meeting organizers meeting organizers to adjust and edit their meeting requests and preferences with a touch of a button and without ever leaving the meeting room is one example of how Marriott Hotels is further differentiating the customer experience.  Workspring at Marriott at the Redmond Marriott Town Center, the industry's first purpose-built suite of integrated spaces and common areas designed for small meetings, takes a holistic approach, bringing together seamlessly integrated service, technology and contemporary design. It was created in partnership with Steelcase to support collaborative work, inspiring creativity and innovation.

In addition to select Marriott Hotels, spaces can be reserved through Workspace On Demand by Marriott at select JW Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, Courtyard by Marriott, Springhill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotels.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites,Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott  and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.  There are approximately 325,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties.  Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

About LiquidSpace

Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, LiquidSpace is a real-time marketplace that enables anyone to find and book a space to work or meet by the hour or day.  LiquidSpace serves two sets of customers: modern professionals who use the platform to book office or meeting space instantly, and companies who use LiquidSpace to manage their workforce's workspace needs both internally and externally.  Whether a coworking venue, business center, hotel lobby, library or private office, LiquidSpace helps business people find, book and share over 2,000 great workspaces and meeting rooms in over 250 cities across the US.  For more information, visit: http://www.LiquidSpace.com.

1 http://esj.com/Articles/2012/01/23/Mobile-Workforce-Growth.aspx?Page=1
2 LiquidSpace
3 Terms & Conditions:  The 20% discount applies to Workspace On Demand by Marriott powered by LiquidSpace meeting space only.  Visa® method of payment required.  Credit card will be charged 24 hours before reservation; standard LiquidSpace terms and condition of use and cancellation policy app.  Must quote promotional code WORKONDEMAND to get discount.  A maximum discount of $50 is permitted per LiquidSpace.

Promotional dates are valid for bookings paid and completed between the dates September 24 and November 30, 2013 only at select JW Marriott®, Marriott® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Autograph Collection (sm), Courtyard® by Marriott, Residence Inn® by Marriott, SpringHill Suites® by Marriott, TownePlace Suites® by Marriott, and Fairfied Inn® by Marriott.

Valid in the United States only.  Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, sale promotion.  This offer cannot be redeemed for cash value.  Void where prohibited by law.  ©Marriott International, Inc. Marriott and LiquidSpace reserve the right to terminate this offer at any time.


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