Sheraton Hotels & Resorts launches Go Beyond platform to celebrate its 80th anniversary

BETHESDA, MD., 2017-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (04/03/2017), Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), launches its Go Beyond platform in celebration of its 80th anniversary. The multi-faceted campaign includes a new marketing creative, global associate rallies and guest surprise and delights.

“Go Beyond celebrates the past 80 years and is a recommitment for the next 80,” says Brian McGuinness, senior vice president and global brand leader, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton Hotels and Delta Hotels. “The campaign highlights our commitment to providing exceptional service to our guests, great culture for our associates and return for our owners.  Along with product transformation, we are also kicking off a multi-channel global advertising campaign, new associate training, new apparel and amenities program and partnership activations.”

Go Beyond was inspired by Sheraton’s associates and the heart they bring to their service, which is why they were the subjects in the new creative. The Go Beyond campaign showcases actual Sheraton associates interacting with guests in small but meaningful ways that have great impact on a traveler’s experience. In one such execution, a Sheraton associate eagerly dives to the bottom of the hotel pool to retrieve a child’s precious stuffed bunny.  In another, an associate is seen in fantasized version of going beyond when they parachute into the middle of a desert to bring ice-cold water to parched patrons.

Marriott’s most global brand, spanning 450 hotels across 75 countries partnered with Venables Bell & Partners, Adweek’s 2016 Breakthrough Agency of the Year, to create the campaign.  View the creative here:  Link to Print Ads; Link to :30 spot

The Go Beyond platform starts on property where the 100,000+ Sheraton associates, the heart of the brand, will go through training programs that continue to give back and focus on the development of their people. Individual hotels will also undergo new transformations from room designs to modern touch points that carry through check-in to check-out, a more focused food and beverage program and new, infused energy at our Sheraton Clubs.

Sheraton’s partnerships including Major League Baseball open up great opportunities to spread the Go Beyondmessage. On May 2nd, Sheraton will unveil a series of videos featuring Major League Baseball legends who will speak to how people have gone beyond for them and the impact they had on their lives. Baseball fans will have an in-depth look at never before told stories from Chicago Cubs left fielder and 2016 World Series champion, Kyle Schwarber, 2008 World Series champion and outfielder free agent, Shane Victorino, Five-time All-Star and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, Andrew McCutchen, and Baseball Hall of Famer, Dave Winfield.

For more information about how Sheraton Hotels is going beyond for its guests and to learn more about “Go Beyond”, please visit www.sheraton.com

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., makes it easy for guests to explore, relax and enjoy the possibilities of travel at more than 450 hotels in over 75 countries around the world. Sheraton continues to enhance the brand through innovative guest experience, differentiating design, multi-channel marketing and a sharp focus on service. Sheraton is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®, in which members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To learn more, visit www.sheraton.com. Stay connected to Sheraton: @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Sheraton.

About Venables Bell & Partners
Venables Bell & Partners is a San Francisco based advertising agency guided by core values of honesty, fearlessness and independence. The agency was recently named to Fast Company’s 2017 Most Innovative Companies List and named Adweek’s 2016 Breakthrough Agency of the Year, and is proud to work with clients including Westin and Sheraton Hotels, Audi, PlayStation, Reebok and Chipotle. For more info: www.venablesbell.com. Twitter @VenablesBell, Instagram VenablesBell

SOURCE: MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.

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