by Michael J. Shapiro | September 27, 2012

The 262-room Redmond (Wash.) Marriott Town Center, near Seattle, debuted Marriott's new small-meetings workspace concept on Wednesday. Workspring at Marriott, as the areas are called, is a collaboration with workplace-design company Steelcase. The suite of integrated spaces and common areas is designed to foster a creative, collaborative working environment. Specifically, Workspring consists of five studios of varying sizes, for meetings of from three to 75 attendees, along with several common areas. Many of the spaces have natural light and outside access. The Workspring pricing structure includes the meeting space, as well as technology, wireless access, sustainably produced office supplies and locally sourced, healthy food-and-beverage options. A dedicated host is provided as well. "We expect to demonstrate the meaningful value of Workspring by Marriott in Redmond and are identifying other markets in the U.S. and around the globe that would similarly benefit from this exciting concept," stated Marriott senior vice president of brand management Paul Cahill.