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The romance of Geneva, the fantasy of Grand Cayman, the glamour and mystery of Hong Kong — each of these locales has its own appeal. That’s the inspiration for “The Stay,” a new short-film series that dramatizes “what happens next” to intriguing characters who find themselves inside one of our spectacular suites. After a global competition that attracted nearly 500 entries, five emerging screenwriter-director teams were selected to shoot their scripts on location in some of the world’s most cinematic destinations: Geneva, Lake Tahoe, Grand Cayman, Ras Al Khaimah and Hong Kong.


Giddy for her big day, free-spirited bride-to-be Natalie and her best friend, Farah, arrive in Ras Al Khaimah when reality begins to set in. A bout of cold feet leads to a poolside showdown, where Farah confronts Natalie with all the big mistakes her friend has made in her life. Natalie starts to realize that taking the plunge takes more than just a toe in the water.  


When Mira, a successful fashion executive, visits Hong Kong to meet her birth mother for the first time, their initial meeting catches her emotionally off guard. In the tense, strained encounter that follows, their attempt to communicate without a translator threatens to derail their chances at reconciliation.


Buckets upon buckets of ice, piles of newspapers, a very specific room-service order—when a pint-size VIP lands for a stay in Lake Tahoe, she knows exactly what she’s doing. When her tennis pro father finally arrives, it’s still unclear who’s supervising who in a quirky, heartwarming tale about the rituals and teamwork that go into a winning match.



Michael and Alicia are beautiful, ambitious and discontented with their marriage, so they make a last-ditch effort to save it with a trip to Grand Cayman. When their stay goes south, they agree to separate. But when Michael forgets something — his wedding ring — and returns to the room to retrieve it, the couple gets another chance to wipe the slate clean.

The Note

While on a business trip in Geneva, Philip hopes to reconnect with his wife, who suffers from agoraphobia. Ingrid keeps to their hotel suite as she copes with the aftermath of an undisclosed trauma — until one day she receives a mysterious note through the vent. When correspondences escalates into an invitation to meet, Ingrid must decide whether to write off
her fears.

Behind The Scenes

Exclusive interviews, candid outtakes and beyond-the-frame footage take you into the making of each film in “The Stay.”

Meet the Creatives

Get to know the talent behind “The Stay,” including the five winning screenwriter-director teams, panel judge and Oscar nominee Mike Figgis, and other major players.

Marriott Bonvoy Moments™

Meaningful journeys await you. Open the door to once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have been created just for you, from intimate chef  dinners to meet-and-greets with celebrities and sports icons to luxury boxes at concerts.

Geneva, Switzerland

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Discrete living and dining rooms at select suites at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva heighten the feeling of sequestered luxury in “The Note,” while views of the lake and Alps conspire for dramatic effect.

A tented, house-like structure and an outdoor bed with a canopy overlook a pool in the evening

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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With azure pools, decks directed at the dunes and roomy lounge areas, the private villas of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert set a perfect scene for “100%.”  

Hong Kong, China

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With panoramic views of the oceanfront and electric city skyline, The Ritz-Carlton Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong — replete with a dramatic marble bathroom and soaking tub— sets a moody stage for a surreal encounter in “Strangers’ Reunion.”

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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Leather walls, a private library and wet bar, a palatial outdoor terrace facing the Caribbean — these are some of the ovation-worthy amenities at the 8,000-square-foot penthouse suite at Seven South at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, which hosted the film “Encore.”

Truckee, California U.S.A

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Suites at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe boast gourmet kitchens, scenic mountain views and a cozy lodge aesthetic, all of which came together to provide the warm backdrop for “Deuce.”