Instagram Spotlight: Lights, Camera, Action

Amanda Cox

Producing an event has a lot in common with filming a movie: lights, set and lots of action. Marriott CRN took this idea to the extreme with a second 48-Hour Film Challenge that brought out the creativity of multiple member properties and challenged four teams of filmmakers to capture the hospitality vibe in movie shorts. The winners were featured on crn48hourfilmchallenge.com. Amanda Cox, director of sales and marketing for JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, shared outtakes with the Smart Meetings team.

It all begins at the beach: Three miles of pristine, private white sand is the most inspiring location a film crew could ask for. #CRN48 @jwmarcoisland A triptych of skyline panels sent from Marriott’s Atlanta Advantage hotels gives Marco Island an #ATL makeover. #MarriottCRN @WestinPeachtreePlaza @AtlMarriott Props from select Chicago CRN hotels (including @Marquis_Chicago @MagMileMarriott
@SheratonGrandChicago and @WestinMichAve) transform a meeting room into a speakeasy.
And suddenly, it’s Mardi Gras—thanks to #MarriottCRN’s French Quarter Connection hotels! @sheratonnola @neworleansmarriott Four teams arrived in Paradise Redefined with no script, no gear and one goal: to make the best short film they could in 48 hours. #paradisecoast #CRN48 #CRN48 golf shop set, sponsored by Marriott CRN’s Arizona properties: @westinkierland @phoenicianscottsdale @sheratongrandaz @westinlapaloma @JWStarrPass @jwdesertridge @camelbackinn
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