Marriott International is set to commence construction of a Moxy hotel in Auckland.
Announced on Friday 20th November, a new Moxy Hotel will commence construction in January 2021 with a forecast opening of 2023. The new hotel will be owned by Tianyou Group (Tumyu Group).
This Moxy Hotel announcement adds to the Marriott portfolio, with the existing Four Points by Sheraton Auckland.
Moxy will appeal to the slightly more price-conscious traveller with a sense of funky urban style.
Located in the “Learning Quarter” of central Auckland, the Moxy Hotel will be central to the University of Auckland, Domain, Art Gallery and Hospital, putting it squarely in the sights for both tourists, corporate visitors and academics alike.
In recent times, Marriott international has embarked on a number of Moxy Hotel builds in Perth, Melbourne and closer to home, Queenstown; making it the fastest-growing Marriott brand in Oceania. The entire portfolio features 71 hotels, up from just a few dozen three years ago. The brand is also spread across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
Moxy pitches itself as a ‘playful’ brand, delivering affordability to hotel stays. With 185 rooms, operating with space maximising features, guests will be able to adapt rooms to their particular needs. A fitness centre, meeting rooms come standard and a communal table is located the lobby for connectivity.
Entering the hotel, guests will walk through a fully glazed atrium and a central core will create a sense of welcome with the hotel’s communal spaces, including the Moxy Kitchen and bar, where both visitors and guests can dine and socialise.
Further away from the street, an inner courtyard will provide some peace and quiet from the street noise of inner Auckland.
Marriott International’s Area Vice President Sean Hunt noted: “We are thrilled to introduce the Moxy name to Auckland, which is one of the highest priority destinations in the context of our assertive growth plans in the Pacific region. Moxy Auckland will bring the play on spirit to the city, where we are confident there is strong appetite for new bespoke lifestyle hotels that reflect the diversity and energy of the city”.
Will you be staying at the Moxy Hotel, Auckland when it opens in 2023?
Moxy is a playful, affordable, and stylish hotel brand designed to give guests everything they want and nothing they don’t. Moxy boldly breaks the rules of a conventional hotel stay – starting with check-in at the Bar. The animated brand combines stylish, industrial design and sociable service at an affordable price point so that guests can save on space and splurge on experiences. Created for the young at heart, Moxy celebrates nonconformity, open-mindedness, and originality above all. Featuring small but smart bedrooms and vibrant social spaces with bold programming to plug and play, the Moxy experience is seriously considered and playfully executed.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,500 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly awarded travel program.