Wii in Marriott & Renaissance Hotels

According to the official Nintendo Press Release, 6 Marriott and Renaissance hotels will soon have access to Wii.  Nintendo has supplied them with specially designed Wii that have 20 games built in.  I’m curious how they have done this, considering the storage issue we are having…  Anyway, if you check into one of these hotels, please share your experience with this “specially designed Wii.”  And be sure to thank the hotel for partnering with Nintendo!

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THE WII GAMES BEGIN AT MARRIOTT & RENAISSANCE HOTELS

Marriott and Nintendo Bring the Fun Back to Business Travel and Pilot New In-Room Entertainment Options for All Generations

Bethesda, Md. and Redmond, Wash. – September 30, 2008 – The Wiiâ„¢ experience is just beginning for Marriott and Renaissance guests, who can now choose from 20 games, including the popular Mario Kartâ„¢ Wii, Super Mario Galaxyâ„¢, and Wii Sportsâ„¢ as well as the revolutionary fitness game, Wii Fitâ„¢.  In a lodging industry first, Marriott International, Inc. is piloting a new specially built Wii hotel game system from Nintendo in select guest rooms and lounges.  Wii systems are available at six Marriott and Renaissance properties:

• New York Marriott Marquis

• Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square

• Boston Marriott Cambridge

• Bethesda (Md.) Marriott Suites

• Annapolis (Md.) Marriott Waterfront

• JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix (Lounge only)

Wii has been a hit with every age group.  The intuitive, motion-sensitive controls of the Wii Remote™ controller make the games easy to play, whether alone or in groups, making it an excellent fit for hotels and their guests.  With Wii Fit, guests can even burn calories while having fun, all in the comfort of their hotel rooms.

The new Wii hotel game system allows hotel guests to select from a library of games without inserting game discs.  With the intuitive games menu, guests can just point the Wii Remote at a game and begin playing immediately.  Popular new Wii games will be added to the menu as they become available. 

The Wii guest room packages include unlimited Wii access for the entire stay. To book a Wii guest room package at these six hotels, subject to availability, please go to www.marriott.com, select your preferred hotel, then click on the “Deals at this Hotel” link or insert promotional code XY0 (zero).  There is a small premium for a room with a Wii hotel game system over the standard guest room rate.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,000 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories.  Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers.  The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2007 year-end.  It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE®, and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2007 Sustained Excellence Award and Partner of the Year since 2004.  In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion.  For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii and Nintendo DS systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold nearly  2.7 billion video games and more than 470 million hardware units globally, including the current generation Wii and Nintendo DS as well as the GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo Gamecube.  It has also created industry icons that have become well known household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokemon.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com.

[Nintendo PR]

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About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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  • http://www.scriptedfailures.com Jim

    I’ve heard of some demo units having a hard drive attached to it. Which of course infuriates me as to why they don’t just officially start supporting USB hard drives for those of us that buy lots of digital content!

  • JamesT

    I got an email from nintendo about that

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