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I’m going to #TravelBrilliantly and Experience what’s next now with Newsone and the Marriott in NY

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marriott Hotels for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.



Earlier this year something happen in the travel, lodging space. Marriott hotels launched a innovative social media and mobile campaign called #TravelBrilliantly

At its core Travel Brilliantly celebrates the global travel experience and unexpectedly shifts away from the idea that a hotel is just a hotel. By thinking beyond just the four walls of the hotel, Marriott can form stronger connections to its guests and play a bigger role in travelers’ journeys.



From culinary to design to technology, the new multi-channel campaign draws on the personal interests and values of the next generation guest, to create a visual that’s emblematic of the new Marriott experience. One of Marriott’s core strategies is to invite next generation travelers to help us shape what the future of travel should be by using elements of Marriott’s innovations (such as Great Room, Mobility, Food & Beverage, Meetings etc.) to inspire them to co-create this journey with us.


I think this is a brilliant move by Marriott, especially with this surgence of entrepreneurship across our country. By launching  the #TravelBrilliantly campaign Marriott will not only play a role in empowering entrepreneurs but the community as a whole to provide resources for innovators, thought leaders, and the “work from anywhere” employees.  Along with the campaign Marriott now provides a “Red Coat Direct” services mobile app, a workspace on demand where you can book a room for short meetings, Worksping an integrated space for longer meetings to go along with their upgraded mobile check-in app.

This Monday I’m traveling to New York to attend a NewsOne event to be held on Tuesday, October 22 at Location05 starting at 6:00pm, powered by the Marriott. The event is called “NewsOne: Experience What is Next Now – ReImagining the Future of Tech, Design, Culinary, Travel”. It will feature thought leaders such as TV Host & Digital Lifestyle Expert, Mario Armstrong and moderated by Omar Wasow, Co-Founder, & Assistant Professor, Princeton University and more. is your destination for news and information for and about Blacks in America. Filled with original stories, diverse opinions, photos, videos and polls, let NewsOne be your daily stop and make your voices heard.

I’ll be in attendance covering the event on social media sites. Along with posting recaps here on  You can following along on my social media profiles (twitter, facebook and instagram with the hashtag #TravelBrilliantly . You can follow the Marriott on twitter at @marriott and instagram at @marriotthotels.

I’m looking forward to the conversation, catching up with Mario and Omar and hearing more on the future of tech, design, culinary and travel. I’ll be New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 to experience first hand the #TravelBrilliantly experience. Thanks Marriott for the opportunity.

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