HOUSTON -

 The Marriott Hotel chain has a new app that it hopes will be used by its guests to connect.

Marriott's new meet up app connects guests with shared interests who are staying at the same hotel.

The app is called Six Degrees.

It lets people sign in using linked in, then uses those profiles to match people up based on commonalities and connections.

But don't get the wrong idea, Marriott says this is just a friendly app, not a hook up app.

The new app will be tested starting this month at a Marriott near MIT's campus.

The company hopes to expand the product to all 500 Marriott hotels in the United States.