Food_Feels and Run Dem Crew kick-start campaign to give guests the inside track on the latest London happenings
Following the recent expansion into Europe of Marriott International’s extended stay brand, Residence Inn by Marriott; the hotel group is launching an exciting new campaign that will offer guests a unique way of exploring their host city, with a curated programme of free events led by influential residents.
Launching in London, Take Residence: UK will offer hotel guests and the general public an authentic opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and community local to the recently opened Residence Inn London – London Bridge and Residence Inn London – Kensington (set to launch in early 2018). Extended-stay guests stay for two weeks or more on average when they travel, allowing more time to discover authentic experiences that aren’t usually found in the guidebook.
From food and fitness to art and culture, those who sign up will embark on themed tours, workshops and experiences led by local residents who have the knowledge to help them truly get under the skin of the city and maximise their time in London.
This winter will see food and travel Instagrammer James Thompson (aka Food_Feels) and Charlie Dark, the founder of cult running collective Run Dem Crew, launching these tours and exploring the area local to Residence Inn London Bridge. The campaign is then set to continue in 2018 at both Residence Inn London Bridge and Residence Inn Kensington, with an additional line up of London residents including: food writer Victoria Stewart;holistic nutritionist, life coach and yoga teacher Pandora Paloma; fitness guru and TV presenter AJ Odudu; and creative walking collective The Midnight Run.
Following each of these tours, which accommodate from 11 – 30 guests, the influencers’ top tips to London will be accessible via a dedicated Take Residence: UK page within theResidence Inn website. The influencers will also help to create a community through which nearby businesses will offer discounts and added value experiences for Residence Inn guests, immersing them further into the local culture.
Take Residence: UK presents …Run Dem Crew
7pm, 24 January 2017 at Residence Inn London Bridge
Kick off your 2018 fitness regime with Charlie Dark, founder of Run Dem Crew; who will be leading a running tour of the London Bridge area taking in the local landmarks on a scenic, Thames-side route. Whether you are a marathon veteran or taking your first steps towards your first race, the tour will cater for varying fitness and pace.
Following the run, guests will be able to unwind with an acoustic music performance by Harry Jay-Steele and drinks at the hotel.
Tickets will be released on Event Brite in the next month, keep an eye out!
Take Residence: UK is part of Residence Inn by Marriott’s dedication to helping its guests thrive and live even better on long stays than they do at home – giving them more than just a bedroom and a bathroom and the opportunity to really make the most of their time in a destination.