As reported by Bloomberg, Marriott is looking at expanding their product offerings in hopes of generating added revenue as well as a better experience for hotel guests. They are looking to possibly include Netflix as an option for guest rooms, in all their hotels. “Marriott International Inc. (MAR) is letting guests at eight of its properties access Netflix, the biggest subscription-streaming service, Hulu and Pandora through their television sets, according to the hotel company. The move is part of an effort to construct a new in-room entertainment service.”
New Marriott Amenity Coming Soon?
You can already access Netflix on laptops and tablets via Wi-Fi, but being able to access it on the tv in a hotel room would be much better as far as I’m concerned.
On a recent trip to Lake Tahoe, we were delighted to find that the hotel room offered connection to Netflix and other subscription-streaming services from the smart tv in the living room. We were able to to easily log into our Netflix account and stream movies for Toddler Weekly Flyer. This was a huge bonus for us and actually solved a larger problem, as we are always looking for something suitable for our children to watch when we are on the road in a hotel. In the past, we have struggled with trying to bring enough electronics to somehow set up a way to watch their favorite show and this saved us from having to hook up a bunch of our own devices. We loved having this upgraded service on our trip!
If you ask me, having access to more and different types of tv entertainment in hotel rooms is the wave of the future. It would be simple for hotels to integrate access to these subscription-streaming services, like Netflix in all hotel rooms and I think that guests would love to have this added feature.