Marriott is set to expand its portfolio of Moxy
Hotels in Australia with a Moxy in Perth, the experiential brand’s
second hotel signing in the country.
Moxy Hotels first
debuted in 2014 in Milan, and has since grown to include more than
40 hotels globally, with three Moxys currently open in Asia
Pacific in Tokyo; Osaka; and
Construction of the AUD35 million standalone new
build Moxy Perth, owned by 195 Hay Street Pty Ltd as trustee for
195 Hay Street Unit Trust, is expected to commence in October 2019.
“Moxy’s global footprint has surged to 44
distinctive hotels, with another 100 in the pipeline worldwide and
we are thrilled to be extending the brand further in Australia,”
said Paul Foskey, Chief of Development Asia-Pacific Marriott
International. “Moxy Perth will be an exciting addition to Perth’s
accommodation landscape, taking Marriott International’s presence
in Perth to beyond 1,200 hotel rooms adding one more option to our
growing portfolio of Select Service Brands options in Perth.”
The 150-room Moxy Perth will be located at 195 Hay Street,
within walking distance of the buzzing bars and restaurants of the
city’s CBD and nearby to attractions like the WACA Ground, Swan
River and Heirisson Island.
Moxy Perth will feature a Moxy Bar, which doubles as the
hotel’s check-in where guests receive a complimentary cocktail
upon arrival; Moxy Pickups, Moxy’s 24/7 self-service grab-and-go
concept serving everything from cereal to noodles, soups and
wraps; the Moxy Living Room, a communal space for guests and
locals to socialise with their friends and meet new ones; plus a
fully equipped fitness centre for guests to stay active. Plug in
points and free Wi-Fi will also be available
throughout the hotel.
“Moxy is an adventurous, fun and bold response
to the desires of today’s travellers, who are seeking out a
lifestyle and experience, rather than just a hotel room,” said
Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and the
Pacific, Marriott International. “This is the second Moxy hotel
signed in Australia in 2019 alone, showing the need for innovative
select service lifestyle hotels in the market. Moxy Perth will be
a vibrant addition to the city of Perth, which, with its
waterfront location and thriving calendar of events continues to
attract urban travellers from across Australia and the world.”
Moxy Perth is the second signing in Australia
for the Moxy brand this year, following the January 2019
announcement of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra, a 180-room new-build
hotel slated to open in July 2021.
What is a Moxy Hotel?
Interview with Matthias Y. Sutter, GM of the JW Marriott Phuket
Moxy Hotels are a relatively
new brand within Marriott's rapidly growing portfolio and there
are currently only three open in Asia - two in Japan and one in
Indonesia. As Mr. Matthias Y. Sutter, GM of the JW Marriott
Phuket, has firsthand experience working for the two hotels in
Japan, we asked him to tell us more about the brand and what it
stands for. In this interview filmed on the morning of 24
September 2018 in Phuket, Mr. Sutter gives us an insight into what
travellers can expect from a Moxy Hotel, what the hotels are like
in Japan, where they are and what expansion plans the brand has for the
Asia Pacific region and much, much more.