Inspired by the idea of a traveler, Marriott Hotels have recently installed a healthy vending machine into the Chicago Marriott O’Hare hotel’s lobby.
The machine dispenses nutritious meals for travelers such as handcrafted salads, sandwiches and snacks made fresh every day from local ingredients.
The healthy vending machine was inspired by Anjana Kallarackal, a 21-year old college student, who submitted her idea to TravelBrilliantly, the platform created by the giant international hotel brand in its attempt to co-create the future of travel.
To bring to life Anjana’s idea, Marriott Hotels partnered with Farmer’s Fridge, a Chicago-based startup that offers people healthy, nutritious foods in a state-of-the art, innovative automated kiosk.
The healthy vending machine installed at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare will be available for the next five months for testing with guests. If it’s successful, it will be introduced to additional locations.