How a Hotel Chain Transformed an Airport Security Area
June 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM
Those departing Chicago on the way to their summer vacation are about to have another reason to smile, as heading through airport security at O’Hare just got a little better and little more bearable. For most the shoes still need to come off and the laptops will need to go on the belt, but the whole scene will be more enjoyable thanks to some sponsorship and decoration from the folks over at Marriott and SpringHill Suites.
We’ve seen something like this before, but we certainly can’t complain about anything that makes the airport security process that much more enjoyable. Through a partnership with the aforementioned hotel chain as well as the TSA and the airport authority things are a little bit different over at checkpoint number three within the airport’s Terminal 1.
The checkpoint now has a hotel room feel, and the place is complete with couches, snazzy art, improved lighting, and even some subtle background music. There’s even a little in-line entertainment, as they’re streaming videos of this and that to lighten the mood. Just remember not to get too relaxed and to still follow the rules.
The only bummer is that things are only going to last through the end of August; however, there are rumblings that things could carry-on if everyone feels that its worth it—including an expansion over to Chicago’s other airport.
[Photos: Facebook, Springhill Suites]