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Room with a View: Marriott’s New “Where’s” for Remote Work

For those meeting through virtual tools, chic settings can help control the narrative

May 9, 2021

With one out of four Americans still working remotely, according to some counts, the outlook on traditional offices and workspaces has completely shifted for now. Some companies are exploring options, such as fully remote work along with the introduction of hybrid meeting models. To that end, Marriott properties across the Caribbean & Latin America are introducing spaces at their hotels and resorts that are available to both hotel guests and locals for all of their business needs.

It may be meetings with local clients poolside in a private beach cabana in Aruba, or hosting a video conference from a scenic outdoor setting in Mexico City. Marriott offers its “Day Pass” program for business travelers to explore its neutral meeting grounds, such as outdoor boardroom-type concepts and community gathering spaces. Here are some examples:

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Set along Palm Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Aruba offers guests stunning views of fiery sunsets and calm, turquoise waters. Travelers visiting this luxury resort can choose to work remotely from any of the available and breathtakingly unique venues on the property. For those seeking an oceanfront seat, the beautiful Eternity Bridge is the perfect solution as it is steps away from the crystal clear waters. For guests looking for a quiet, intimate work setting, the Van Gogh terrace is the perfect spot to escape or host welcome receptions and private dinners overlooking the garden.

JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo 

Guests can elevate their travel experience at this one-of-a-kind destination in the Dominican Republic. The JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo’s prime location places travelers near the Colonial Zone, Catedral Primada de América and Alcázar de Colón. Guests can enjoy the upscale hotel’s unique spaces such as the Vertygo 101. Vertygo 101 Lounge & Bar boasts distinctive glass flooring, as well as a stunning outdoor terrace near the stunning pool. Guests can take meetings with a panoramic view of Santo Domingo as they savor a specialty cocktail at the one-of-a-kind bar.

Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino

Step into style in Santo Domingo. Guests and locals can work remotely at the relaxing escape, Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino. The property features two unique and exciting venues where travelers can work quietly, such as the on-site modern and urban coffee house, Bohio Coffee. Here, customers can find delicious offerings, including Dominican coffee, infusions, cold beverages, and pastries, before secluding to a quiet corner to focus. For business travelers looking for an upbeat and private place to meet, Sol Bar & Lounge offers pool cabanas decorated with vibrant, local art and an exciting burger-based menu. Guests will enjoy the extensive curated cocktail list while remaining close to the refreshing pool.

Renaissance São Paulo Hotel

The luxury Renaissance São Paulo Hotel, located in the Jardins neighborhood, makes business meetings easy and effortless for travelers looking for available space. Before arriving, guests can take advantage of the virtual tour offerings to discover various meeting room options, including the Renaissance Studio, a fully-equipped studio complete with an online broadcasting system, and the Renaissance Theater. Guest’s comfortability is key at Renaissance Sao Paulo; visitors are encouraged to request room temperature changes, food and beverages, and anything else needed to help meetings run smoothly and professionally. Travelers will also enjoy the safe, touchless experience that allows guests to check-in and out, access their hotel rooms, and request anything, anytime, and anywhere all through their mobile device.

Sheraton Mexico City Santa Fe

Located in the city’s stylish and modern district, the Sheraton Mexico City Santa Fe offers spacious comfort near premier tourist sites and prestigious businesses. The property also boasts distinctive business spaces for working travelers to choose from, including the beautiful and lush outdoor gardens or terraces, which are perfect for hosting meetings and lunch-ins. Guests will also enjoy the available facetime booths and cozy conference rooms during the day before dinner at Bleeker Esquina Madero, which offers an eccentric pairing of dishes and a chic atmosphere.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

The beautiful tropical paradise and beachfront resort, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunny beaches of Aruba or find a quiet place to work remotely. The multifunctional and welcoming lobby boasts an array of work-friendly areas, including cozy sitting areas, a communal table, and a Starbucks coffee shop. For those looking to enjoy the breezy ocean air while staying busy, the private cabanas at the H2Oasis Adult Pool offer a serene, secluded environment surrounded by lush nature and palm trees. At night, travelers can take advantage of the private dining rooms offered at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which is perfect for business meetings or intimate dinners.

The Westin Cozumel

Located in the exciting destination of Cozumel, The Westin Cozumel is the perfect getaway for travelers to explore their adventurous side. Guests of The Westin Cozumel can enjoy activities such as beach clubs, museums, Mayan ruins, scuba diving, boating, and eco tours. In addition to the private cabanas and suites, The Westin Cozumel has recently opened their Mezzanine for the use of business meetings and small events.

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa 

The luxurious JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is currently offering a Sunset Pod Package. This package was designed to allow guests to reconnect with their souls and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the presence of the Nichupte Lagoon with their significant other to share a mindful moment and champagne toast. This package includes champagne or mocktails and a side of delicious truffles.

Mexico City 

With remote work being the new normal, Marriott International properties in Mexico City have designed a Day Pass experience that allows guests to work from the comfort of a hotel throughout the day. Over the past year, work, school and home life have synchronized together. The Day Pass experience is designed to adapt to the new work routines and offer innovative workspaces to remote workers. Distinctive properties such as Sheraton Mexico City Sante Fe, The St. Regis Mexico City, The Westin Mexico City Santa Fe, Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel, JW Marriott Mexico City and W Mexico City have prepared unique cafes and private rooms/suites equipped with premium wifi for remote workers to stay connected throughout the day.