eclektech & I just completed a Friday night stay at the Marriott Richmond Short Pump hotel. We have stayed at this property a couple of times since the hotel was renovated in Fall 2015. However this was our first time being upgraded to one of their new “Stay Well” Rooms.
What is a Stay Well Room? It’s a concept developed by Delos Hospitality, a Marriott Franchise Company, to create “Healthy Travel”. The idea is to create an environment that uses “scientifically validated features” to “positively impact health, vitality, sense of relaxation and well-being.” Features of our Stay Well Room included an Air Purification System, an Aromatherapy scent diffuser, Mood Lighting, Dawn Simulation Alarm Clock, Energizing Light system, a Stay Well Mattress (Natural memory foam derived from plant extracts), Filtered Water purification and a Stay Well Vitamin C Shower Infuser.
Other hotels that offer the Stay Well Rooms include: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Charlotte Marriott City Center, Courtyard Orlando Lake Nona, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Residence Inn Orlando Lake Nona, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, and the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Find a Stay Well Room
All of the guest rooms on the 2nd Floor of this hotel are “Stay Well” Rooms. Both eclektech & I enjoyed the extra amenities of the included gadgets. Underneath the bed was motion sensor night lighting should you need to get up in the middle of the night. We found the Stay Well Mattress very comfortable. Since we wanted to sleep in the next morning we did not try the Dawn Simulation Alarm Clock. There is also a Stay Well Shop Online where you can buy the Stay Well mattress and many of the same devices.
I love the new showers at this hotel. The shower head and wand option are great. I have to admit I did not notice much difference with the Vitamin C Infuser attached from one time usage. I did read a review online where someone said they experienced a “definite change and glow to the skin” after using it for a week.
This hotel is located in a quiet office park setting and is close to many attractions in the Richmond area. The staff is extremely friendly and outgoing. There is an indoor pool and fitness center. Guest Rooms have access to Internet TV (Nextflix, Hulu, Crackle, & YouTube). There is also a small M-Lounge located in the lobby area.