Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s provocative new lifestyle brand, officially opened in Tempe, AZ., on March 4, 2016. Launched by Newport Beach, California-based Twenty Four Seven Hotels, the chic and modern Moxy Tempe will offer the style and spirit of a boutique hotel, at a shockingly affordable price.
Moxy Hotels, which first debuted in Milan in September 2014, is entering the U.S. market in a bold way. Several identified projects are slated for major metropolitan locations in addition to Tempe, including New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. Upcoming international openings include Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Oslo, Aberdeen and London. The brand expects to offer a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels around the world within the next ten years.
“The millennial traveler is becoming one of the largest customer segments for hotels worldwide,” said David Wani, CEO, Twenty Four Seven Hotels. “We are proud to introduce Moxy Hotels to the U.S., which not only caters to this growing demographic of traveler, but also appeals to a more mature guest who is still young-at-heart.”
“Moxy’s fun, edgy, and social vibe will complement Tempe’s bold and youthful spirit,” said Vicki Poulos, global brand director, Moxy Hotels.
Moxy Hotels boldly reinvents the predictable hotel experience to fully embrace today’s millennial mindset and to show the world what “moxie” really means. Opening in the hip city of Tempe known for its crazy ASU college parties, underground art, and epic nightlife, Moxy Tempe will welcome guests with its locally-inspired contemporary design, affordable style and buzzing social scene. Moxy Tempe’s 186 bedrooms will be comfortable, industrial chic and tech savvy with plush platform beds, peg walls for clothing rather than rarely-used closets, motion sensor lighting, 49-inch LED TVs, abundant power and USB outlets, along with furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity. Additionally, Moxy Tempe will be the first Marriott brand to use Bluetooth radio frequency identification (RFID) for keyless room entry.
Since today’s traveler spends more time in public spaces, to work and play, Moxy’s living rooms are the energy hubs in all of the brand’s hotels around the globe, and Moxy Tempe is no exception. From the swanky bar offering a signature Moxy cocktail and local beers, pick-up bites in the lobby and game tables in The NOW public space, to an interactive digital wall streaming the #athemoxy Instagram feed, Moxy Tempe is all about being inclusive, connected and progressive. Old school record players, vinyl album sets and acoustic guitars will bump music in Moxy King Studios and custom Moxy city cruiser bikes will zip guests around town, but first, let them take a selfie in the photo booth hotel elevators complete with props. The hotel’s lively pool scene and state-of-the-art fitness center will ensure guests will want to extend their stay.
Moxy Tempe will introduce travelers and locals alike to the Moxy lifestyle with a public grand opening event in April 2016. Unique onsite events and ongoing programming also will be held in Moxy Tempe’s stylish public spaces, setting the vibe for what will soon be the new place to see and be seen. Moxy Tempe is located at 1333 S. Rural Rd. in Tempe, Arizona.
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 budget-savvy 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. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit MoxyHotels.com.
About Twenty Four Seven Hotels
An entrepreneurial and spirited hospitality company, Twenty Four Seven Hotels delivers highly specialized services to upscale, premium, branded traditional and lifestyle hotels. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, Twenty Four Seven Hotels promotes its “hands-on” approach to operations that drives results for hotel owners and investors. Concentrated in the western United States, Twenty Four Seven Hotels manages a growing portfolio of hotels in partnership with premium hospitality brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, IHG, and Choice. For more information on Twenty Four Seven Hotels, visit 247hotels.com.
About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands: Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,400 properties in 87 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy Hotels®. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together comprise nearly 55 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.