BigTravelNews.info - Jul 21,2010 - Marriott ExecuStay has released a new online video to help set expectations for guests who need furnished apartments for an extended stay. Not your average corporate video, "Steve's Experience #8" tours viewers through one of the ExecuStay furnished apartments in Washington, D.C., giving viewers a peek into a day in the life of a guest.
The video is narrated by Baltimore-based actor Steve Blair, who lends his personable and comedic style as he moves into the apartment. Steve helps communicate a subtle storyline with a surprise ending that keeps viewers engaged. The video helps to set guest expectations for a brand whose name affiliation with Marriott may confuse those who are expecting more of a hotel-like experience.
"Because we are part of the Marriott family, guests often expect hotel-like services such as daily housekeeping and room service — which are not a part of our basic offerings," said Adam Sherer, Marriott ExecuStay Vice President. "The ExecuStay experience is more like home … with bi-weekly housekeeping and local information so you can cook at home, dine out or order delivery. Plus, if you're staying for a month or more, an ExecuStay apartment is often a more affordable option than a hotel."
With furnished apartments in more than 700 locations throughout the United States, ExecuStay handles all of the arrangements for a turnkey move-in experience. The brand operates in the upper-moderate pricing tier making it an affordable choice for those on extended stay due to relocation, corporate or government work assignments.
Each spacious one-, two- or three-bedroom ExecuStay apartment comes equipped with:
* Utilities — electric, gas, water and cable
* Free wireless and high speed Internet access •Full kitchen including essential cookware •Laundry facilities in room or on site
* Elite Dreamer® bedding
* Television, DVD player
* Bath linens ExecuStay participates in Marriott's award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program.
Guests earn points with every stay that can be used toward free vacations at more than 3,400 lodging properties in more than 70 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, call the Marriott ExecuStay toll-free number at 888.840.7829, contact a travel agent or visit the Web site at ExecuStay.com.
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View all ExecuStay press releases. Marriott ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com; 888.840.7829) offers guests of 30 days or more the spaciousness and privacy of a furnished apartment or residence found in over 700 locations in the U.S. Monthly rates include utilities, cable, free wireless and high-speed Internet access, and 24/7 customer service. Apartments are furnished to order, with Elite Dreamer® bedding, television, DVD player, full kitchen including essential cookware, bath linens and laundry facilities. Guests can enjoy the added benefit of earning Marriott Rewards® points, the company's award-winning frequent travel program. In addition, the ExecuStay Insurance Housing Solutions division provides temporary housing for those impacted by unforeseen events. Marriott ExecuStay is part of Marriott International's extended-stay lodging portfolio, which also includes Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Marriott Executive Apartments.