In celebration of the resilience of its associates and guests throughout the year, Marriott International Asia Pacific has launched its Your Smile Travels a Thousand Miles campaign. This heart-warming campaign also aims to promote the smiles that we all don on behind the masks, as well as highlighting the positivity and solidarity that has kept us going in 2020.
Inspired by the 3,000 smiling faces and stories of Marriott International’s clients and partners, the campaign also sought the talents of emerging Singaporean artist collective Ripple Root to commission two pieces of artwork.
“In a year of unprecedented impact to travel and to the health and livelihoods of people working in the industry, we want to pay tribute to the determination, resilience and positivity of associates, guests and communities across 800 hotels in Asia Pacific,” said Craig Smith, the Group President and Managing Director of Marriott International APAC. “I am so proud of our associates who have faced this challenging year head on and never stopped smiling. We are staying positive and look forward to welcoming our guests over the festive period and in the new year ahead.”
Featuring Ripple Root’s signature bold and playful style, the artwork depicts a group of Marriott International associates from across Asia Pacific from diverse backgrounds, but all share the same smile that radiates positivity and resilience. The symbol of hope for the new year is represented by flourishing botanical forms and tree branches.
“We are so inspired by the smiling faces and the touching stories presented to us,” said Liquan Liew and Estella Ng, the artists behind Ripple Root. “Everyone has gone through this unprecedented year in different ways, it was very inspiring to see how associates and guests find ways to smile and really touched our hearts. Through the artwork we hope to convey the same feeling of hope and warmth, and inspire everyone to stay positive and hopeful for the year ahead.”
The original art piece is available for viewing from now until 6 January 2021 at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, while digital renditions of the artwork will also be on display at selected Marriott International hotels across Asia Pacific.
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