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Marriott International Announces Offering to Work From Anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy

Inside the villa at JW Marriott Maldives
Marriott International announced a new program to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy that meets consumers where they are.

Marriott International has announced a new program to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy. The new program meets consumers where they are in their lives; juggling working and schooling from home and seeking a little inspiration to break-up the monotony.

Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as flexible options. Whether guests are seeking a one day stay from early morning into the evening, extended overnight stay with an early morning check-in and evening checkout or a multi-day work and leisure destination getaway, they can get it.

We are inviting guests to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy to help them be more productive and achieve a better work/life balance by reimagining our hotel rooms as local remote workspaces for our customers. By providing flexible booking options, our loyalty members and guests have a familiar alternative when choosing where to work.

Stephanie Linnartz, Group President – Consumer Operations, Technology & Emerging Businesses, Marriott International said.

Marriott created the Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages with input from consumers, hotel operations and corporate partners. So, Day Pass is a new offering that makes the hotel room the guests’ office for the day from 6 AM check in to 6 PM check out. Meanwhile, Stay Pass combines a Day Pass for work with an overnight stay. In addition to that, Play Pass is for those seeking to work while also getting away – even with family.

To learn more and book a Day Pass, Stay Pass or Play Pass, visit

encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,400 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 135 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. Marriott Bonvoy (Marriott International’s travel program) comprises the company’s portfolio of 30 hotel brands and home rental offering Homes & Villas by Marriott International.

Feature image by JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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