Marriott Hotels & Resorts

I am extremely lucky to be one of a few selected brand hotel photographers for Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ premium collection. This means I am a “Marriott Approved Photographer” specially selected to shoot their higher tier brand design hotels, such as the Westin, Tribute Portfolio, Marriott, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection Boutique Hotels and so on.

Now, I love to travel and am fortunate to do so for my work. I have traveled extensively across Asia covering China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Australia.

Hotel Photography

This is not only the hotel exterior and lobby, but also includes all the amenities that are part of the guest experience when they come to stay at your property, namely the bar, private dining experience, kids club, the pool and the spa.

The hope is to bring guests out of their rooms and into other sections of the hotel to spend more time and enjoy their stay.

I like to work very closely with the General Manager and owner to determine which areas we should focus on. Who are their clients? Is it a business hotel, where we should push lounges, bars and dining experiences? Or is it a holiday destination where the swimming pool, the spa and the kids club may play a bigger role in your guests’ resort selection?

Catching the right moment of the day to shoot these images is important. While we may want a hotel exterior to be at dusk or dawn for that “hero” feeling, we will likely want to shoot other locations with bright and warm sunlight flooding in.

Aerial drone image capturing the magnificent Nanjing Westin Resort, exemplified in hospitality architecture photography services.
Hotel photography showcasing the grandeur and welcoming ambiance of the hotel lobby entrance at a Marriott Hotel, symbolizing first impressions and hospitality excellence.
Hotel photography highlighting the elegant and inviting design of the lobby lounge at a Marriott Hotel, capturing guest relaxation and comfort areas.
Hotel photography showcasing the stylish and inviting lobby lounge bar at a Marriott Hotel, highlighting upscale ambiance and design elegance.
Hotel photography capturing an exclusive private dining setup at the Westin, a Marriott Hotels and Resorts establishment, highlighting luxury guest experiences.
Hotel photography showcasing the vibrant and engaging interior of the children's Club at a Marriott Hotel, emphasizing family-friendly amenities.
Designer interior photo showcasing the Cast hotel pool, captured as part of hotel and hospitality interior photography campaign.
Serene and calming interior of a spa massage room at Marriott Hotel, showcasing the luxury and relaxation ambiance for guests.
Interior image of a hotel master bedroom suite, captured as part of a hotel and hospitality interior photography campaign.
Hotel photography presenting the sophisticated and spacious king bed room at a Marriott Hotel, emphasizing comfort and top-tier accommodation.

Hotel Room Photography

The priority of most hotel photography assignments is to showcase the hotel property and the rooms, so people can more easily make their decisions as they peruse all their choices online before they travel to new destinations.


Working with Marriott brands over past years has been a wonderful experience as their team works closely with me to make sure we can get the best results for their property owners and their own brand.


For best results, we work with housekeeping on the hotel property and usually bring our own stylist for the shoot. Making beds look good in photos can be especially challenging so I recommend working with an experienced interior stylist. It not only involves a fair amount of steaming, but also strategically placed duct tape, cardboard and pins to make everything look dreamy.


As one of the most important assets for a hotel, for room shoots I usually recommend a day to review the property and the rooms and make a schedule for the best times (sun position) to shoot certain rooms. 

Hotel photography capturing the luxurious and welcoming suite room interior at a Marriott Hotel, showcasing premium lodging and design finesse.
Luxuriously appointed king bed room at the Marriott Hotel, showcasing plush bedding, contemporary decor, and attention to guest comfort.
Elegant and modern suite bathroom interior at Marriott Hotel, emphasizing luxury amenities and sophisticated design.
Hotel photography highlighting the refined elegance and cozy ambiance of the suite living room at a Marriott Hotel, denoting premier hospitality and guest experience.
Hotel photography displaying the luxurious and spacious suite living room at a Marriott Hotel, reflecting premium guest accommodations and comfort.
Hotel photography illustrating the sophistication and comfort of the suite living room area at a Marriott Hotel, epitomizing luxury accommodation and attention to detail.

The Experience

Though lifestyle images are the smaller part of most of our shoots, they play an equally important role to the other images we create for each and every hotel.


This is all about the guest experience, where we can showcase specific scenarios for your guests. It might be a family jumping into the swimming pool, a couple having a romantic dinner, or someone taking advantage of the hotel fitness centre.


To create these images we can work with professional models as well as staff acting as guests. We enroll the help and support of a hair and make-up stylist as well as a wardrobe stylist. For many of our assignments with Marriott brand owners of Premium hotels, the look of the models in front of the camera is extremely important, so we spend more time on these images to make sure they are just right.


A good example of this is the work we did with Westin Hotels in Asia who wanted to create 3 short videos to showcase their lifestyle philosophy with hotels geared towards wellness and fitness. Scroll to the bottom of the page for one of those videos, or visit the video project page here.


An important element I look to capture on every assignment is the destination. In most cases, guests are coming to your property as part of a desire to travel, to explore and to experience. What’s interesting to do near your property? Are there any cultural festivals? Sites to visit? Or activities to participate in?

Lifestyle hotel photography of a young couple sharing a romantic dinner, showcased in a Marriott Hotels and Resorts customer story.
Hotel photography illustrating Marriott Hotel guest services personnel meticulously setting tables, underscoring attention to detail and service quality.
Happy family enjoying their stay as part of a Marriott Hotels and Resorts customer experience story.
Hotel photography of a man jogging on a treadmill in a Marriott Hotel gym, highlighting guest amenities and experience.
Two guests savoring in-room dining, featured in hotel and hospitality lifestyle photography campaign.
Lifestyle photography of a couple relishing their time on the Bund in Shanghai, China for a Marriott Hotels and Resorts customer story.
Hotel photography depicting business professionals in a meeting at a Marriott Hotel restaurant, showcasing guest facilities and services.
City festival in Tainan, Taiwan captured for a Marriott Hotels and Resorts customer travel story.
Travel photography city view of Tainan, Taiwan showcasing a Marriott Hotels and Resorts customer experience story.
Rooftop view of a Marriott Hotel and its scenic surroundings in Suzhou, China for a customer travel story.
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