Fancy a trip to Chile with your fries?
Springwise has reported that room service is no longer just a way for hotel patrons to order a club sandwich at 1am. We have already seen hotels delivering high street clothes and vinyl straight to guests’ rooms. Now, a collaboration between Marriott Hotels and Samsung is enabling guests in New York and London to order on-demand virtual reality experiences through VR postcards.
Guests can place an order via room service or Marriott’s mobile request app. They will then be delivered a Samsung Gear VR headset to their room, on loan for 24 hours. The guest chooses between three specially created virtual reality postcards — a trip to the Andean Mountains in Chile, an exploration of Bejing, or a visit to a Rwandan ice cream shop. These are adventures by three travellers that were filmed using 360 degree 3D filming techniques by Framestore’s Virtual Reality Studio — users simply put on their headsets and immerse themselves in the traveller’s adventure.
VR Postcards are available at selected Marriott hotels or via the Samsung Milk VR premium video service.