Slated to open in 2021, Moxy Melbourne South Yarra will offer a sophisticated yet playful experience at an approachable price point
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – 7 February, 2019 – Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s playful, experiential hotel brand for the next generation of travelers, is set to debut in Australia with the signing of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra. Slated to open in July 2021, the 180-room, new build standalone hotel is being developed by Melbourne businessmen Hector Ktori and Peter Arvanitis. Conceputalised for both the young and the young at heart, Moxy Melbourne South Yarra has been designed by architectural firm Rothelowman.
With 30 operating hotels across Europe, North America and Asia and more than 80 properties in development, Moxy Hotels redefines the traditional affordable hotel experience, allowing guests to work, play and connect while surrounded by bold design and contemporary style. The hotel living room is crafted for the socially extroverted, energetic consumer, with highly social spaces including a high-energy lounge, 24/7 self-service grab-and-go food and drinks, ample plug-ins for personal devices and furiously fast free Wi-Fi.
“Australia has seen growing demand in the select-service tier and we look forward to introducing the Moxy brand to this market with Moxy Melbourne South Yarra,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International.
Moxy Melbourne South Yarra will open in the heart of Melbourne’s lively South Yarra neighbourhood at 30-32 Claremont Street. Guests will be a short walk from Chapel Street – Melbourne’s trendy shopping and entertainment strip – and South Yarra Station. From here, guests can easily navigate the city’s major tourist attractions, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground and the the city’s celebrated restaurant, bar and arts scene in the Central Business District.
Moxy Melbourne South Yarra promises a contemporary design with 180 high-tech rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the rooms with natural light. The hotel will offer various live/work/play spaces, including a bar, co-working space and meeting studio, as well as a rooftop bar overlooking the city skyline with access to a large veranda. Guests looking to keep fit can also take advantage of the hotel gym, fully equipped with the latest cardio and strength training equipment.
“The next generation of travelers is seeking more than a comfortable bed and room-service burger. They want to stay in hotels with an approachable price point that offer bold, contemporary design and hyper social experiences that tap into the local culture,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International. “Moxy is the perfect fit for the curious and adventurous, and I’m thrilled we’ve found the right location and partners to bring this brand to Australia.”
“We’re really excited to partner with Marriott International to bring the first ever Moxy to Australia,” said Hector Ktori, co-owner of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra. “After visiting a number of Moxy hotels around the world, we’re confident this brand will be a welcome addition to South Yarra, offering guests exceptional value, urban style and lively public spaces in a much sought-after suburb of Melbourne.”
About Moxy Hotels
Moxy Hotels is Marriott International’s new millennial-focused brand that debuted in September 2014 with the opening of the Moxy Milan. A boutique-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 warm, modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience. Moxy Hotels is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,900 participating hotels in 130 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
About Marriott International
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