18 episodes

Welcome to Marriott Bonvoy Traveler's Behind the Design podcast series where we reveal the creative decisions involved in creating some of Marriott’s best hotels. Join Marriott hosts as they interview the hotel industry’s top designers and explore the trends and innovations that go into making hotels look the way they do.
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Welcome to Marriott Bonvoy Traveler's Behind the Design podcast series where we reveal the creative decisions involved in creating some of Marriott’s best hotels. Join Marriott hosts as they interview the hotel industry’s top designers and explore the trends and innovations that go into making hotels look the way they do.
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    Taking the Plunge into Aquatic Design at Gaylord Opryland's SoundWaves

    Taking the Plunge into Aquatic Design at Gaylord Opryland's SoundWaves

    What is it about sitting by the waves that makes so many people happy? And what does it take to recreate that feeling at a hotel that's nowhere near the ocean? 
    We've spent hours talking about the design of hotels and the world of hospitality. But in this episode, we go on a deep dive into the design of SoundWaves, a one-of-a-kind water attraction that's built into the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.
    To see SoundWaves for yourself and book a resort package at the Gaylord Opryland, check out soundwavesgo.com.
    Read more about SoundWaves and the hidden world of hotel design at traveler.marriot.com/behind-the-design.

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    • 17 min
    A Childhood Dream Comes to Life at The Dwell Hotel

    A Childhood Dream Comes to Life at The Dwell Hotel

    Where does good taste come from? In this intimate conversation with Seija Ojanpera — the owner and designer of Chattanooga's Dwell Hotel — we learn just how much personal passion and the things that made us happy as children can create an instinct for design that stands up to any kind of credentials or pedigree.
    To see all 16 of Seija's room designs and book a room at the Dwell Hotel, check out the The Dwell Hotel web site. 
    Read more about the Dwell Hotel and the hidden world of hotel design at traveler.marriot.com/behind-the-design.
    And to explore the world's greatest destinations and get inspired for your next trip, visit us at traveler.marriott.com.

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    • 17 min
    Contemporary Art Meets a Rock-and-Roll Past at Gramercy Park Hotel

    Contemporary Art Meets a Rock-and-Roll Past at Gramercy Park Hotel

    At first glance, New York's Gramercy Park Hotel seems like a typical luxury hotel. But a closer look reveals a rock-and-roll past — and a newfound devotion to make art a tangible part of every stay at this historic haunt for creative minds.
    To see the Gramercy Park hotel's art collection and book a room, check out gramercyparkhotel.com.
    Read more about Gramercy Park Hotel and explore the hidden world of hotel design at traveler.marriott.com/behind-the-design.
    And to explore the world's greatest destinations and get inspired for your next trip, visit us at traveler.marriott.com.

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    • 12 min
    Launching W Records

    Launching W Records

    W Hotels recently launched its very own record label, W Records. At the W Music International Summit in Austin, Texas, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler sat down with some of the top innovators in the music industry who led the launch of W Records. Learn how they ensured brand consistency, navigated the changing music industry landscape, and got some of the top emerging artists to come on board.
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    • 27 min
    Sci-Fi Meets Reality in Destiny 2

    Sci-Fi Meets Reality in Destiny 2

    Join Marriott TRAVELER as we explore the world of Destiny 2, a video game in which players assume the role of a Guardian and are tasked with reviving a character called (appropriately) The Traveler while journeying to different planets along the way. Learn how the designers grounded the sci-fi settings in reality and how travel inspired the final look of the game.
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    • 27 min
    Visiting Ancient Greece in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

    Visiting Ancient Greece in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

    Video game designers are creating landscapes so realistic, it's almost like traveling there yourself. Marriott TRAVELER sat down with the designers of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, which is set in ancient Greece, to find out what it took to create these landscapes and why recreating Greece was so important to them for this amazing game.
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    • 24 min

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