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Marriott Hotels Introduces New Web Site Video Games

December 6, 2006 at 10:45 AM | by | ()

Marriott keeps on rolling out their business travel improvements, this time to their web sites. Courtyard by Marriott and SpringHill Suites have introduced two new websites that feature video games which involve playing with the new amenities and attributes of each brand.

At the Courtyard's Redesigned For You website:

visitors can unleash that (road warrior competitive) spirit with beat-the-clock games that include a Suitcase Slalom through the lobby, the Hallway Sneakoff dashing from guest room to fitness center in disguise and the Snack Stack gathering as many items as possible from Courtyard's 24/7 "The Market" before time runs out. The top ten scores for each game are posted on the site much like a video game.

You can choose to play three people--Phil in Sales, Ellen the Account Exec and Don the Trainer, all who boast speed and agility while checking-in and running to airport gates with luggage in tow.

At SpringHill Suites, they are offering 25 percent more space within their guest rooms, which you can learn more about at More Room to Move.

Just pick one of the three contestants, money manager Greg "Shake" Simmons, ad exec Melanie "P-Bop" Perkins or software engineer Howard "The Hustler" Vo and bust a move, doing the ever-popular dances Shower Shake, Watercooler, Iron Man and CEO Shuffle.

The point being that you can do all sorts of crazy dances within your hotel room whether your coworkers are watching or not. And if you just happen to be really good at Shower Shaking, the Airport Hustle, the Dealbreaker and the Commuter Shuffle, your score will be posted on the site for fellow players to see.

We tried both games and the Dance Off is much cooler since you can actually see Melanie B-Pop busting a move that you pick for her. Of course, it's nothing near exciting as Madden or a nostalgic game of Dr. Mario but fun to try nonetheless.

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