Archive for Marriott

Marriott Ottawa Downtown

Our room was on the mid floor in the Marriott Ottawa downtown Since it’s in Dow town i had a not so good experience with a downtown Holiday Inn  hotel in Montreal(night noises) it got me worried that i would not get so much sleep. But when entering the Room i noticed that had isolated the room very good and i could almost hear not noise from the street. It should buy and bring a decibel meter to Dow town hotels.  I was amazed by how big the room was i booked for a double with queen beds for 2 persons.

And i have to say it was the Marriott Downtown in Ottawa was my  best Hotel in my road trip across Canada.

The bed was perfect for me, just in between softness and giving a good back support.  I never had a bed that slept so good. This could also have due to the fact that I slept terrible the night before and had driven a lot  of Kilometers.

 

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Double Queen Room

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Double Queen Room

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Double Queen Room

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Double Queen Room

 

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Double Queen Room

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Double Queen Room

The light bulb you can see emitted a warm and welcoming light but it also doubled as a wall socket and the Alarm Clock had a USB port in it. These are just some of the small things which have such a nice impact and  you really appreciate.

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Double Queen Room

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Double Queen Room

 

Although they offered water it was really unclear if you had to pay for it or pay for it when you wanted more water. So this could be a minor suggestion to them. The ice bucket was nicely made but we had to go a floor to get some ice. i am not sure why our floor did not have a an Ice Machine.

Marriott Ice Holder and Water

Marriott Ice Holder and Water

On of the nice small things they offered is if you stay longer than 1 night and choose to not let them change your clothes they offer you the Choice of getting a $5 Dollar Starbucks gift card or getting 500 Marriott Reward Points.  I  really love the fact the they not only think about the environment but also offer you an extra advantage. Although im not sure this is in every Marriott Hotel or just in the Marriott’s in Ottawa.
Also they offered Breakfast in the Room Service which had approximately the same price as going doing to the restaurant and eating your breakfast there.

They offered a wide range of products which where reasonably price according to a Hotel

 

Marriott Ottawa Room Breakfast

Marriott Ottawa Room Breakfast

It always nice to see some Bathroom products it lets you think how much a Hotel Chain cares about you.  Marriott offered us a nice choice of Thann products. It consisted of (From left to right )  an aromatherapy conditioner next some shampoo. Then in the middle we got a rice bran oil soap bar with orange and tangerine scents  followed by Aromatic Wood Body lotion and to finish another Aromatherapy Shampoo.

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Bathroom Than Supplies

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Bathroom Thann Supplies

 

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Bathroom

Marriott Downtown Ottawa Bathroom

 

 

Marriott adds wireless charging to Hotels

Marriott announced that it will outfit wireless chargers to their hotels in their lobby’s at first the wirelesses charger will be installed in October  in 29 Hotels.

Marriott Wireless qi charging Station

Marriott adds wireless charging to Hotels using this small Wireless qi charging Station

So no need to worry or hassle with cables forgotten. just lay your device on top of the charger and it will start charging using the Qi technology. Some of the Qi supported devices are the Nexus range from Google and Nokia Lumia series, but many other cellphones do have qi charging capabilities, or Qi charging can be installed using a small shield or case.

Also the hotel guests that don’t have a phone that supports wireless charging  are able to charge their phone regularly by using the built in Lightning and USB cables .

The wireless charging stations are able to to power up six devices simultaneously.

As this  will only be installed in 29 of the 500 Marriott Hotels its sounds like they are testing and see if the charges will be used and if their worth installing in all of their lobby .

The idea to place wireless chargers dint came from Marriott themselves but was suggested by the  clients of their travel website Travel brilliantly  . according to surveys taken by the Marriott group business travelers use 2 to 3 portable  electronic devices.

Since the creation of Travel Brilliantly multiple changes have been made to Marriott hotels the website has been launched in June 2013 and according to Mariott it has been a big succes leading to engaging customers which resulted in following products:  Stylish and modern looking Lobbies.

Marriott Lounge

Marriott Lounge

Mobile check in and checkout from anywhere using just you mobile, a vending machine which serves a healthy range of fresh and healthy food by the push of a button.