Marriott To Introduce Communal Rooms

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Via DailyMail, Marriott hotels is planning to introduce a new concept in their hotels where communal rooms will be shared by up to 16 people. Specifically, in Marriott’s Element hotels the communal rooms will share a living and a dining area but have a private bedroom that opens to this communal space. Take a look at what Marriott is planning.

Marriott To Introduce Communal Rooms

Would you stay in a hotel with a stranger? Marriott is set to introduce communal rooms for up to 16 people that share a living and dining area

  • The new communal areas will be introduced at Marriott’s Element hotels
  • Guests will have their own bedrooms and bathrooms, but share everything else  
  • Four rooms will lead into a kitchen, dining and lounge area
  • The chain believe it to be a good way for families and colleagues to stay together while still enjoying some privacy 
Marriott To Introduce Communal Rooms

Image courtesy Marriott Hotels

The idea, which is still in the design stage, would be rolled out in 23 Element hotels which is the chain’s eco-conscious, extended stay brand.

Guests will have their own rooms to sleep in, but they will share a kitchen, dining room and lounge area.

Bottom Line

How do you feel about this idea? At first glance at this idea, I was like what? A stranger? No. But, after reading further, I can see this being very beneficial for groups of people who know each other and are traveling together for a purpose such as a large family or a business meeting. What do you think?

HT: DailyMail

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  1. Just a cheaper way to provide a full kitchen and living area, which was the original plan of Residence Inn, Homewood Suites and Element. I get that the kitchen is used perhaps 1% of the time but I really find this cringeworthy.

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