Travel / VR

Bethesda-based Marriott Hotels now offering VR technology to select guests

The hotel company is also launching a virtual reality travel series.

"VRoom Service" at a Marriott Hotel. (Screenshot via YouTube)

If you’re traveling in a place that’s just too real, you’ll soon have access to a new escapism tool back in your hotel room.
Marriott Hotels (whose parent company Marriott International is still headquartered in Bethesda) recently launched its so-called “VRoom Service.”
Guests will now be able to dive into Marriott’s own travel series, “VR Postcards,” from inside a Samsung Gear VR headset.
The program is kicking off first in London and New York hotels and will then expand to a number of “select” locations.
Marriott released this video earlier this week to introduce the technology:

Maybe the American University student behind the first virtual reality movie can get involved somehow.

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