Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Release New AR App For Exploring Destinations

Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts are embracing the power of augmented reality (AR) to invite travelers to experience the Caribbean and Mexico from wherever they may be. Featuring a unique peek into the region’s dynamic destinations, the app titled Portal to Paradise will offer the chance to uncover new holiday destinations from any mobile device.

Portal to Paradise

The Portal to Paradise app features eight different Marriott resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, allowing users to seamlessly experience a true-to-life taste of what awaits them on vacation. The app also lets user walk through each property and have a complete 360-degree view of everything that is around them.

“With the Portal to Paradise app, we want consumers to be able to explore places that either they might not have previously considered, or ones they’ve always been interested in seeing, and in a first, users only need their iPhone, and no secondary technology or device, to ‘visit’ eight of our beautiful resorts in some of the Caribbean and Mexico’s most sought-after locations,” said Diana Plazas, Vice President of Brand, Marketing & Digital – Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International.

Each of the eight resorts will have six different scenes for users to explore including the pools, restaurants, beaches, rooms and spas. The app only requires a compatible device and a flat surface in order to transport users to these stunning locations. Available resorts to explore within the app include Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Marriott Cancun Resort, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino.

“Being able to ‘step into’ a resort and uncover the colorful and immersive experiences at each destination elevates the vacation-planning, or simply daydreaming, experience,” says Alex Fiz, Regional Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Caribbean & Latin America, Marriott International. “Having this lens also allows travelers and travel planners to break through any preconceived perceptions they might have of a given destination, letting them see reality – untouched. Then, of course, the intention is that they – or their clients – are inspired to book a trip to uncover the Caribbean and Mexico firsthand.”

The Portal to Paradise app is available now on the Apple app store and those who download and use the app below August 15th, 2018 will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for the chance to win a seven-night trip for two to any of the above resorts. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on AR so make sure to keep reading.