Marriott Hotels TestBED 2017 Commences

We are delighted to announce the three winning start-ups of TestBED 2017 who will now pilot their innovative solutions and technologies in Marriott Hotels across Europe, with a chance to grow through guests’ feedback and expert guidance from industry leaders.


The participating start-ups are:


Piloting at: Madrid Marriott Auditorium

A UK start-up that developed ‘Click’ – wireless earbuds that offer live voice translation to 37 languages. For Marriott Hotels ‘Click’ can offer the ability to communicate with guests in their native language and make their interaction with Marriott associates feel more seamless and natural. The technology can also be used for meetings and events held within Marriott Hotels.




Piloting at: London Marriott Regents Park

A Portugal based start-up that developed an AI powered Chabot designed for the hospitality sector. Using Chabot’s Marriott Hotels can offer its guests with a variety of services using Facebook Messenger at any place and time and in an effective and efficient way.




Piloting at: Amsterdam Marriott

A Portugal-based start-up that has developed smart meters to measure water and electricity consumption and the ability to provide associates and guests with analysis of usage. Marriott Hotels could offer its guests the ability to track their own consumption and be rewarded for sustainable energy use during their stay.



Marriott TestBED is now in its second year following its debut in 2016. The hugely popular accelerator programme attracts start-ups that aim to enhance the entire hotel guest experience. The search for Middle Eastern & African start-ups has begun as the programme expands into the MEA region.


Find out more about the accelerator and to register for the MEA programme at https://www.wamda.com/marriott-testbed-mea/about