Latest in Galaxynote5

Image credit:

Marriott wants you to take a VR vacation in its hotel rooms

Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
September 10, 2015
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

You've just checked into your hotel after an all-day marathon of running across airports to avoid missing connections; eaten a ton of crappy, overpriced airport food because you missed a connection; are dead tired and just want to go to sleep. But maybe after your travel nap you want to see something new without putting pants on and leaving your room. Well, if you've checked into certain Marriott Hotel locations you can summon a Samsung Gear VR for 24 hours of your stay and do just that with a new pilot program. It's called VRoom Service (get it?) and is a joint deal between the Korean tech juggernaut and the hotelier. The draw here is what the pair are calling "VR Postcards" which is a fancy way of describing video experiences wherein people talk about their feelings regarding travel, according to Fortune.

The sights on display include the Andes, Beijing and Rwandan ice cream shop in addition to what's available on Samsung's awkwardly named Milk VR suite. Speaking of the latter, if you don't plan to spend a night at either Marriott's Marquis in New York or Park Lane in London, the outfit says that anyone can pull up the VR postcards via the platform. So much for exclusivity. And if I'm being honest, it's kind of surprising that Virgin didn't snag something like this for its hi-tech hotel first. But, then again, Marriott also offers in-room Netflix so the chain has some precedent for this sort of tech-forward thing.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

View
Belkin’s new wireless charger tries to do what AirPower promised

Belkin’s new wireless charger tries to do what AirPower promised

View
'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' bug gives NYC the patio heater superhero it needs

'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' bug gives NYC the patio heater superhero it needs

View
The best Black Friday tech deals we could find

The best Black Friday tech deals we could find

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr