Australia to welcome its first Moxy hotel by Marriott

Artist impression of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s playful brand targeting the next generation of travellers, is set to make its Australia debut with the signing of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra.

Slated to open in July 2021, the 180-room, new-build is being developed by Melbourne businessmen Hector Ktori and Peter Arvanitis, and designed by architectural firm Rothelowman.

Artist impression of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra

Moxy Melbourne South Yarra promises a contemporary design with 180 rooms, with floor-to-ceiling windows. 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 can also take advantage of the hotel gym.

In line with the Moxy concept, the hotel will also feature 24/7 self-service grab-and-go food and drinks, ample plug-ins for personal devices and free Wi-Fi.

The brand portfolio now comprises 30 operating hotels across Europe, North America and Asia and more than 80 properties in development.

Commenting on the brand’s Australia debut, Sean Hunt, area vice president, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International, said: “The next generation of travellers 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.”

Paul Foskey, chief development officer, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International, added: “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.”

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 – the city’s trendy shopping and entertainment strip – and South Yarra Station.

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