Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, has opened a new hotel yesterday in Glasgow’s fashionable Merchant City.
This is the first time Marriott Moxy will have taken up residence in a UK city centre location. Renowned amongst budget-savvy travellers, guests will sure to be impressed with each of the 181 bedrooms, boasting a unique Glasgow comic mural on the wall. The playful and edgy millennial-focused boutique hotel brand has strategically positioned itself in one of Glasgow’s oldest quarters and will fit in nicely amongst the cool bars, trendy restaurants and boutiques.
Belvar, the management group operating the hotel, continue to evolve the Moxy Hotels as each one opens. CEO Mads Jacobsen commented; “Nearly 2 years after the first UK Moxy opened, we are delighted to be adding Glasgow to our growing portfolio. Each hotel has its own personality, showcasing eclectic art that will resonate with locals and guests alike. For us it’s more than just bedrooms, it’s a way of doing things differently in the hotel arena. We aim to deliver the ‘human touch’ with our approach to customer service with the focus on the bar and playful crew.”
Moxy has made a clear target market of redesigning the traditional economy hotel experience. Launching hotels globally at a rate of almost one every month, the hotel gives guests permission to ‘break the rules and play on’. “We are excited to bring Moxy’s playful spirit to Glasgow,” said John Licence, VP Premium and Select brands at Marriott International Europe. “Thanks to its friendly, lively and dynamic social scene it makes the perfect fit for Moxy and its fun-hunter guests.”
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Moxy, famed for reflecting each hotel’s locality in its decor, commissioned artists to create a street art mural in the communal areas. The arty theme continues throughout with spray paint cans, stencils, paint drips and stains on the walls and floors as well as the use of ship lights as a nod to the River Clyde’s shipbuilding heritage. The hotel will have the usual eclectic funky bar in a prime position that doubles as check-in. All Moxy’s include a well-stocked gymnasium for gym bunnies that want to work out as well as Meet Up rooms aimed at tech-savvy travellers in the lobby with the latest technology and superfast Wi-Fi.
Moxy Hotels have really made a name for themselves in the hospitality industry as a spirited and fun place to stay where there are no rules or boundaries. The millennial-focused lifestyle brand will appeal to leisure and business travellers alike. There are 4 bedroom styles including 51 new styles upgraded Moxified Peak Sleeper rooms that will boast views of the city and little extras including tea and coffee machines. The hotel will also have 9 family rooms, 71 standard queen-sized rooms and a further 50 double bedrooms.
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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 Flatbreads and Folds, Pans and a range of healthy alternatives from salad to antipasti. All served along with a variety of cocktails, craft beers and speciality wines.
Special opening rates at the new Moxy Glasgow begin at £69 per room.
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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.
Currently operating 13 Moxy hotels, Belvar opened its first Moxy in Aberdeen in 2016 and has opened 3 London hotels in the last 18 months. Excel and Stratford opened in 2017 and Heathrow opened in April of this year. There are already 29 worldwide Moxy hotels and Belvar has 7 planned openings next year within Europe including Edinburgh, York, Southampton, Paris and Verona.
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