Marriott is adding Netflix to its hotel locations with internet-connected TVs, so guests can stream and watch favorite shows like Orange is the New Black, just like at home.
Marriott Netflix is being introduced in six locations, with plans to hook up another six by the end of the summer, and a total of 100 by the end of 2015, and to more than 300 hotels in the U. S. by the end of 2016.
Marriott has adapted the Netflix app so you need to sign in with your account information just once for your entire stay, whether that’s one night, a weekend or longer. When you check out, your Netflix account information is automatically wiped clean from the televisions.
If you aren’t already a Netflix subscriber, the Marriott Netflix app lets you sign up for a free 30-day trial or buy a full subscription. The service is free, and Marriott tells ecoXplorer that even international travelers will be able to use their Netflix subscriptions in the US.
The first group of connected Marriott hotels with the connected TVs are in San Jose; Calif.; Princeton, N.J.; Newport, R.I.; Dallas; Bethesda, Md.; and the Marriott East Side in New York, but not the main Marriott Marquis in Times Square, which needs to be upgraded for the new technology.
Here’s the list, from Marriott Hotels, of current and upcoming Netflix locations.
- New York Marriott East Side
- San Jose Marriott
- Princeton Marriott
- Newport Marriott
- Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana
- Bethesda Marriott Suites
- Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
- San Francisco Marriott Marquis
- Atlanta Marriott Marquis
- Dayton Marriott
- San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
- Anaheim Marriott
Marriott also owns the hotel brands Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard and Residence Inn. It will be interesting to see if Netflix gets connected to those brands, too.
We make decision about where to stay when we travel for many reasons. Would you chose a hotel based on whether you could watch Netflix in your room?