Recently, Marriott announced they are bringing Samsung Gear VR Headsets to guests at their New York City and London hotels for a period of 2 weeks. Guests will be able to have the Gear VR Headsets delivered to their rooms for a 24 hour rental. Presumably, they will also be heavily cleaned and sanitized before given to a new guest.
What if you have a Gear VR already and don’t want to hop on the next plane to New York or London to throw down the money on a hotel room? Well, the good news is you can view these stereoscopic 360° videos right now on Milk VR, a video-sharing app for 360° videos on the Samsung Gear VR. Each video is about 2 and a half minutes in length and take place in China, Chile, and Rwanda. You accompany a different traveler in each video as they visit each of these locations, while they talk about their past experiences and work.
It’s quite refreshing to have beautiful 360° stereoscopic views of these remarkable spots. Marriott is calling these videos “VR Postcards”, in which case we would definitely love to receive more in the future.
The 3 videos available right now to owners of the Gear VR are:
Traveler: Camilo Alvarez
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Occupation: Owner of Samson Projects Art Gallery
Camilo brings you to Beijing and tells you a bit about himself and his Art Gallery. The video takes place in one area on the streets of Beijing pictured above.
Traveler: Erica Bryndza
Hometown: San Francisco, California USA
Occupation: Marketing Manager at Leading Social Network
For this VR Postcard, we join Erica in the Andes Mountains. It’s quite the beautiful scene. Erica tells you a bit about herself and her traveling experiences.
Traveler: Alexis Gallivan
Hometown: New York City, USA
Occupation: Co-Founder Blue Marble Ice Cream
You might have guessed a pattern by now, but each traveler spends most of the time talking about their past and what they do, hence the VR Postcards term Marriott is using for these videos. She travels to Butare, Rwanda.