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Creativity is more than being artistic. It is stepping out of the traditional and into the unconventional, like Tyler Williams, who submitted a music video to apply for his job as head “fungineer” at Zappos. In this issue, Marriott Hotels celebrates the creative spirit in all of us, revealing the universal elements that unite imaginative endeavours with stories that broaden the definition of art and encourage creativity in unexpected ways.

Zappos Rubber Ducks


Zappos built a billion-dollar bottom line and a reputation for customer service by letting employees bring their whole, creative selves to work. We go inside.

by Cara Cannella | 08 min.

Designer Gbenga Akinnagbe


Gbenga Akinnagbe didn’t tap into his creativity until he was an adult. Now it’s his entire vocabulary.

by Julie Schwietert Collazo | 05 min.


Learn something new and broaden your perspective as we partner with TED to bring you inspiring stories and original content that will spark creativity.


Get a first-hand look, discover a new destination or see a familiar place from a new angle. We’re partnering with #VSCO to give you glimpses of the world as you’ve never seen it before.


Explore local cocktails and cuisine from all around the world as we go behind the scenes to reveal unique approaches to food, drink and everything that creates a culinary experience.


Read the latest about Marriott Hotels®, our guest-inspired innovations, amazing properties and up-and-coming ideas for how to change the future of travel.

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