United announced an innovative program today to deliver business class passenger’s bags from London Heathrow to your room in select Marriott hotels, free of charge.
After you claim your luggage and go through customs you’ll be able to drop your carry-on and/or checked bags off at a designated desk (open daily from 6am-12pm) and have them delivered to the following hotels:
- London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf
- London Marriott Hotel County Hall
- JW Marriott Grosvenor House London
- Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
- S. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
The program will be expanded to more cities and hotels.
I’m not sure how I feel about giving an airline another chance to lose my bags, but there’s no doubt that this is a convenient service. Without being burdened by bags you can skip the hotel checkin and get right down to business, or touring the city.
It would be even better if they can find a way to check bags directly to a hotel without needing to wait for them at the baggage carousel, though I’d assume that would be tricky to arrange with customs.
Would you take advantage of this service? Will it influence which hotel you stay in?