Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s bold experiential hotel brand, has debuted in the UK with the launch of Moxy Aberdeen Airport. Offering a spirited and stylish hotel experience at a surprisingly affordable price, the forward thinking brand offers a fresh take on traditional hospitality with playful communal spaces and inventive programming. Moxy Aberdeen is the first in a strong pipeline of planned openings in the UK including London Excel, London Stratford and London Heathrow.
“Moxy’s newest outpost in the urban city of Aberdeen will embody the brand’s contemporary and playful design in a tech enabled environment – a dynamic setting for the first Moxy Hotel in the United Kingdom,” said Vicki Poulos, global brand director, Moxy Hotels. “As an established hub for business with a growing tourism industry, we look forward to introducing this experiential and affordable brand to fun hunter travellers.”
Moxy Aberdeen will be a 24/7 spot for all things fun and impromptu. Moxy’s lively communal spaces, including its Living Rooms, game rooms and bar, come alive with a thoughtfully-crafted assemblage of spontaneous and organic happenings designed to cater to travellers and locals who like to hang-out with their friends and meet new ones, without breaking the bank. The Moxy experience is ‘no place like home,’ it’s better; a bartender greets guests with a complimentary cocktail upon arrival.
Moxy’s fun, inclusive and youthful spirit is reflected in the combination of bold design and affordable style where communal engagement is at the centre of the experience. The interiors fuse refined and raw materials, organic and linear lines, and shared spaces. The Moxy experience kicks-off with a bright, airy and buzzing lobby. The contemporary lobby’s modern furniture invites guests to relax, pick up a book from the Moxy library, connect and catch up with friends or retreat to the gym to re-energise by punching the pink Moxy punching bag. Guests of Moxy Aberdeen are encouraged to take a selfie in the photo booth inspired hotel elevators, complete with props.
Living Room #ATTHEMOXY
Moxy Aberdeen’s living room is the centre of activity, giving guests fun ways to work and play hard. Sealed concrete floors, walls lined with intriguing art and fun references to local culture including artistic beer jugs displayed on the walls are complemented by ambient lighting and comfortable accents of colour. The Living Room also features abundant power and USB outlets, and furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity. A high-energy yet cosy space for gatherings, special events or cocktails, the lounge plays host to eclectic upbeat music.
Located within walking distance of Aberdeen International Airport and just 20 minutes by car into Aberdeen city, the 200 contemporary guest rooms, ranging from Standard to Family size, are outfitted with sound-reducing walls, 42″ LCD flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, abundant USB ports, comfortable bedding and deep-seated armchairs in calming, neutral fabrics. Every bedroom makes a statement with a fun floor to ceiling art piece. The design is functional, flexible and uncluttered with simple, thoughtful touches including glass shelving and open closets. Stylish bathrooms feature complimentary Muk toiletries, bright pink hair dryers, power showers and large mirrors alongside a spacious vanity area.
24/7 Dining #ATTHEMOXY
Moxy’s 24/7 B&F (Beverage & Food), smart and fun self-service concept gives guests access to what they want, whenever they want it. The Moxy dining area offers lots of options for food and drink including fresh juices and a coffee bar. Guests can enjoy fresh sandwiches, pastries, and a range of healthy alternatives from salads to antipasti. An evening Crockpot entrée will be served along with a variety of cocktails, craft beers and specialty wines. The bar is full-service and the hub of activity in the lobby – it also doubles as the hotel’s physical check in (where guests are greeted with a complimentary ‘Got Moxy’ cocktail upon arrival).
Moxy Aberdeen has flexible meeting rooms flooded with natural daylight. The meeting table itself doubles as a shuffleboard providing participants the opportunity to refresh, reenergise or get competitive, with a quick game.
Marriott Rewards #ATTHEMOXY
Moxy guests who are members of the award-winning Marriott Rewards loyalty programme will get exclusive access to even more digital features through the Marriott Mobile app when they book direct, including mobile check-in and check-out, keyless entry and Mobile Requests to make their travel experience seamless. Marriott Rewards members will also earn points for their stay at Moxy Hotels and can redeem for hotel stays across the Marriott Rewards portfolio of brands.
Special opening rates at the new Moxy Aberdeen begin at £59.
Moxy Hotels first launched in Milan in September 2014. Moxy Tempe and Moxy Munich Airport opened in March 2016, followed by Moxy New Orleans in May 2016, Moxy Frankfurt Eschborn in August 2016 and Moxy Berlin in October 2016. The brand is entering the market in a bold way, with several additional identified projects slated for major metropolitan locations across Europe, in London, Oslo and Vienna, all expected to open during 2017. Additional upcoming Moxy locations are planned for New York City, San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle and Chicago.
About Moxy Hotels:
Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s bold new experiential select service brand, is designed to give guests everything they want and nothing they don’t. An experiential-hotel concept for the next-Gen traveler, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
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Vastint Hospitality is the property owner and developer
Vastint Hospitality was established in January 2012 to create long term value by developing and investing in hotel properties and student properties across Europe. Currently its focus is on acquiring sites for hotel development in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and the Nordic countries. Vastint Hospitality is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.vastint.eu.
Belvar is the franchisee
Belvar is a Norwegian hotel management and development company operating Marriott hotels under franchise agreement. The company is currently operating hotels in The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Poland. In August 2012, a new central office in Amsterdam was established to support development and operations for the new Moxy Hotels. The company´s pipeline includes hotels in Germany, UK, and Norway. For more information visit www.belvar.eu.
Note on Forward-Looking Statements: The statements about the expected future growth of Moxy Hotels are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by our statements. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 6,000 properties in 122 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl.