Marriott Hotels and TED Extend Partnership with New Content Designed for the Future of Work and Exclusive Experience for Marriott Bonvoy Members


BETHESDA, MD., August 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – While the concept of remote working has been around for years, the past year and a half has accelerated the dynamics of the traditional working environment with a mix of working from anywhere and in-person office structures. In its fifth year of collaboration, Marriott Hotels, the iconic flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, expands its partnership with idea engine TED, with new personalized content reflecting today’s environment. Designed to continue to inspire innovative thinkers who always look for ways to be successful, new content ranges from the art of speaking – whether in a boardroom or virtual room – to crafting tips on how to transform his personal space in a creative center. As part of this collaboration, Marriott Bonvoy members will also have the opportunity to access an exclusive experience with TED’s Speakers Coaching Director through the Marriott Bonvoy Moments platform.

“At Marriott Hotels, we’ve always strived to be a place of inspiration for travelers around the world who combine work and play, and a trailblazer in providing them with the tools they need to be their best,” said Manny Rapnecker, Vice President of Marriott Hotels. “We’re excited to present the latest iteration of our long-standing collaboration with TED with new personalized content to foster professional development and creative inspiration for our guests at a time when the work landscape has changed. Whether it’s re-energizing in their own creative center or retreating to one of our hotels around the world as travel resumes, we look forward to inspiring new perspectives and stimulating the imagination. “

The art of speaking
Whether on a large stage or a small square, effective communication skills are a key part of any professional’s repertoire, whether in person or virtually. The new content series includes four videos led by TED Speaker Coaching Director Briar Goldberg, a strategic communications expert who helps TED speakers prepare their speeches and has coached CEOs and Grammy award winners. and Nobel. Available now on and at participating Marriott hotels around the world, Goldberg’s videos focus on memorization vs. impromptu speaking, overcoming fears of public speaking, and presenting a talk on the road and on virtual presentation best practices.

Impress the crowd with an exclusive interactive session
In addition to the four videos, several lucky Marriott Bonvoy members will have the opportunity to receive live virtual advice from Briar, thanks to Marriott Bonvoy Moments, the recently relaunched platform that offers members the ability to use their points to bid. for VIP access. to a wide variety of world-class experiences. The 15 members who offered the most points during the “TED Virtual Training: The Art of Public Speaking” event will receive direct coaching on the art of communication as business travel begins to take off. come back and the hybrid work landscape becomes the new normal. After many months of isolation, Goldberg will teach public speaking through engaging exercises that will help members identify their audience, keep them engaged and inspired, and deliver their message with confidence. Building on the same rigorous regimen that prepared speakers for TED’s main stage, and inspired by TED Talk, this 90-minute interactive session – with bids starting at 15,000 points – will run through the platform Zoom from TED, giving attendees the chance to put their virtual presentation skills to the test right away. Auctions are available from now until September 1st and available for members 21 years of age or older.

Design for inspiration
According to a survey by Enterprise Technology Research, the number of employees who will be permanently remote around the world is expected to double in 2021 to reach 34.4%. Led by an interior design expert Brigitte Romanek, a new personalized content video – launched in October and available on and – will feature tips on how to turn your personal space into a creative hub, highlighting the practices used by the design team from Marriott hotels to Marriott hotels around the world to inspire inspiration and spark new ideas. Passionate about designing spaces that bring people’s creativity to life, Romanek draws on many genres of design, but her end goal is to create a space that evokes positive feelings and emotions.

“At TED, we’ve been challenged to rethink the way we create and share content over the past year,” said Laura Beyer, Director of Brand Partnerships at TED. “This continuation of our partnership with Marriott Hotels is an exciting next step in exploring ideas and engaging audiences with unique and relevant content and experiences around the future of work, travel and creativity. . As we all adapt to new ways of working and traveling. , we hope this partnership will continue to inspire and open up new ways of thinking. “

Marriott and TED began their relationship in 2016 by distributing TED talks and TED Fellows shows, blogs and original quotes to hotel guests around the world, and have continued to inspire creative thinking each year with new elements of the partnership. . Travelers staying at Marriott hotels have access to stimulating and inspiring content to help them initiate their own original and inventive thinking. The personalized content is expertly curated by TED, according to selected themes that are topical and relevant to the guests, including curiosity, innovation, travel and entrepreneurship.

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About Marriott Hotels
With more than 580 hotels and resorts in more than 60 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels evolves travel through all aspects of a guest’s stay, helping to relax, have a clear mind, stimulate life. new ideas and anticipate the needs of travelers, leaving them inspired to reach their full potential. Bold transforming for mobile and international travelers who combine work and leisure, Marriott leads the industry with innovations including the Greatroom lobby and mobile guest services that elevate style, design and technology. To learn more, visit Stay connected to Marriott hotels on Facebook, @marriott on Twitter and @marriotthotels on Instagram. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy â„¢, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences at Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits, including free nights and recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy encompasses Marriott International’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands, including the largest collection of luxury properties, an award-winning loyalty program, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, an online store with 13 branded stores and experiences infinite. For more information on Marriott Bonvoy or to register for free in the loyalty program and benefit from member benefits, visit and to download the Marriott Bonvoy Mobile app, visit mobile-app. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About TED
TED is a non-profit organization dedicated to ideas worth spreading, often in the form of short lectures from leading thinkers and actors. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED shows, and thousands of independently hosted TEDx events around the world. Videos of these lectures are available for free on and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are posted on TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which empowers thousands of individuals and groups to host local and self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the world to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; The Audacious Project, which highlights and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TED Translators, which outsources the captioning of TED Talks so that big ideas can spread across languages ​​and borders; and the TED-Ed educational initiative. TED also offers [email protected], a program that reinvents TED conferences for workplace learning. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam grant, Away with Saleem Reshamwala and How to be a better human.

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