Laz Alonso, Angela Simmons, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker team with Marriott at Essence Fest

On Friday, July 4th, Laz Alonso surprised unsuspecting New Orleans Marriott guests by snapping a selfie with them and gifting them with tickets to the highly anticipated Prince concert.
On Friday, July 4th, Laz Alonso surprised unsuspecting New Orleans Marriott guests by snapping a selfie with them and gifting them with tickets to the highly anticipated Prince concert.

Actors Laz Alonso, Boris Kodje, Nicole Ari Parker and entrepreneur Angela Simmons joined the Marriott International throughout the Essence Festival, and invited festival attendees to “Be You, With Us” to explore epic travel experiences.

As a global hospitality leader, Marriott’s “Be You, With Us” campaign exemplifies their commitment to making everyone feel comfortable being who they are, everywhere they travel.

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Marriott International partnered with Essence to empower travelers to not only venture globally, but to transform their experiences into epic travels.

Yvette Caslin
Yvette Caslin

I'm a writer, image architect & significance marketer. Love photojournalism, creative expression & originality.



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