Marriott has partnered with Samsung to launch a VR (Virtual Reality) customer trial in its hotels.
Dubbed 'VRoom Service', the program make Samsung Gear VR headsets available on 24-hour loan for visitors to the two participating hotels, in New York and London. They can be ordered by calling a dedicated room service extension from the room, or using Marriott's Mobile Request app.
As well as the usual VR content, visitors will have access to Marriott's newly-launched 'VR Postcards'. Developed with Framestore’s Virtual Reality Studio, these are 360° videos following a traveler in one of three locations: the streets of Beijing, the Andes Mountains in Chile, and an ice cream shop in Rwanda.
The Postcards will also be available to the general public via Samsung Milk's VR premium video service.