Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International Inc., knows that between the long, hectic days, meetings and stresses of traveling for work, loved ones are out of sight but not out of mind.

A recent study by Sheraton Hotels and Coca-Cola shows 81 percent of business travellers would consider bringing loved ones with them when traveling for work to have time together. More than four in five business travellers look for unique ways to show loved ones they’re thinking about them while away from home. 

With these insights in mind, Sheraton partnered with Coca-Cola to enable guests to send a special “Message on a Bottle” to those on the road and at home.

Sending messages to a loved one

During the upcoming holiday season, the “Message on a Bottle” program will allow friends and family to send warm wishes from home to their jet-setting loved one, as well as for busy travellers to send messages home to their families – one Coca-Cola bottle at a time.

From Nov. 9 through Nov. 17, associates at select Sheraton properties across the U.S. will help guests send a special message on an iconic Coca-Cola 8-oz. glass bottle by simply visiting their hotel concierge. The message can be a thoughtful note such as “Mom, I miss you” or something as simple as the recipient’s nickname, within 18 characters. Sheraton and Coca-Cola will then have the bottle personalized and delivered to the guest’s loved one at home.

Consumers can also send their own “Message on a Bottle” to travellers staying at a Sheraton property this holiday season by visiting The personalized bottle will be placed in the guest’s room to make them feel more connected to home while they are away.

“We all know that business travel can be tough on families and loved ones,” says Indy Adenaw, vice president and global brand manager, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “As a brand we are committed to going above and beyond for our guests to make them comfortable and at home, and we feel this exciting program allows us to do something extra special for business travellers this holiday season.”

To kick off the program, Sheraton and Coca-Cola have already surprised a frequent business traveller at a Sheraton property with a personalized Coca-Cola bottle. The traveller’s story was captured on camera, and the video is unveiled today on Sheraton’s YouTube channel.

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