Moxy guests can socialize in living room-like lobbies. // © 2015 Marriott
Marriott has officially announced the U.S. debut of Moxy Hotels, a contemporary lifestyle brand aimed at high-performing urban markets and millennial travelers.
U.S. locations are slated for San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Chicago and New York City, which will be home to three properties. The first Moxy hotel opened last fall in Milan, and additional European properties are in the works for Munich, Frankfurt and Eschborn, Germany, as well as London.
The lobby of every Moxy property will act as a tech-filled social hub, offering Wi-Fi access, ample power outlets for personal devices, 24/7 grab-and-go food options and the Moxy Digital Guestbook, which streams videos and pictures via Instagram. Guestrooms will also appeal to technophiles, thanks to keyless entry, screencasting capabilities and motion-sensor lighting.
“Moxy Hotels fully embraces today’s traveler and welcomes guests with its style, design and attitude,” said Tina Edmundson, global officer of luxury and lifestyle for the brand. “Moxy clearly resonates with the young and young at heart — it’s fun, edgy and social, all with a youthful spirit.”