Every year, I try to visit as many of our Marriott hotels as possible. So far, in 2010, I've toured over 200 hotels in over 20 cities. Seeing the hotels keeps me close to the business and to our people.
Last month when I was in Boston I had the chance to visit a totally different kind of Marriott product. It's called ExecuStay. It's a brand that provides completely furnished apartments for people needing temporary housing for a month or more.
Since I move around a lot when I’m on the road, I’ve never had a 30 night stay that would qualify me to stay at an ExecuStay property, but I really enjoyed my visit. The ExecuStay apartments I visited were located in a waterfront building in Boston’s trendy Seaport district near the Boston Aquarium and the Renaissance Boston Waterfront hotel.
While ExecuStay is not your typical hotel brand, guests can expect the same level of service they would receive in any of our hotels. They have access to 24-hour customer support and can earn Marriott Rewards points for their stay. No other corporate apartment company can beat that!
Plus, owners of the apartment complexes where we have ExecuStay units love having us there because we market and drive occupancy for their buildings through our Marriott sales and marketing channels. It’s a win-win for both of us.
We created a fun video to showcase ExecuStay. I think you might enjoy watching it – especially the surprising ending.
I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.