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Autograph’s The Distil, Moxy Hotel to join Louisville hotel scene

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Two new, yet distinctly different hotels will open in 2019 in the historic and revitalised Whiskey Row neighbourhood of downtown Louisville as part of a new development planned by a staple of the Louisville hospitality industry.

Located on Main Street, the development will feature two Marriott International branded properties– Hotel Distil, a boutique hotel that will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, and a Moxy Hotel, the enterprise’s spirited and fun design-driven brand with more than 15 hotels in North America, Europe and Asia. The project, developed by White Lodging, Poe Companies and REI Real Estate Services, is also due to contain multiple bars and restaurants. The hotels will be managed by White Lodging, their 12th and 13th hotels in the Louisville market.

Hotel Distil Louisville (Courtesy of Boxcar PR)

Courtesy of Boxcar PR

Hotel Distil, an independent hotel affiliated with Autograph Collection Hotels, taps into the street’s rich bourbon history. The 205-room property joins the diverse and dynamic portfolio of more than 100 Autograph Collection Hotels around the world – all independent, one-of-a-kind hotels that champion values of vision, design and craft. It will feature more than 7,500 square feet of elegant meeting space, a new energised restaurant concept and rooftop bar with direct access to the street. The Moxy Hotel will feature a street-level restaurant and bar along with an additional rooftop terrace and event space.

Hotel Distil Louisville (Courtesy of Boxcar PR)

Courtesy of Boxcar PR

The original façade that still stands from circa 1860s will be the front of the Distil Hotel and the signature restaurant. The façade and site are remnants of a rich and storied history that still has significance today, perfectly embodies Autograph Collection Hotels’ Exactly Like Nothing Else mantra. The site was the original location and barrel house for J.T.S. Brown and Sons, whose name is still above the doorway. John Thompson Street Brown was the half-brother of George Garvin Brown, whose partnership began the company that is known today as The Brown- Forman Corporation.

The planned development marks the debut for the experiential Moxy Hotel in Louisville, boldly reinventing the lifestyle hotel experience in the Derby City.

Moxy Louisville will be thoughtfully designed with the target audience in mind – engaging, smart and free-spirited. Opening in the city known for its famous horse races, foodie mentality and southern charm, Moxy Louisville will welcome guests with locally inspired contemporary design, industrial chic style and a playful social scene. Moxy Louisville’s 110 bedrooms will be cozy and tech savvy with plush platform beds, peg walls instead of closets for ultimate flexibility, motion sensor lighting, and all the right tech for in-room entertainment including 49-inch LED TVs, abundant power and USB outlets, along with furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity.

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Marriott’s Moxy brand continues expansion with Tokyo opening

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Tokyo-based real estate developer Pacifica Capital has opened the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho, the first hotel in Japan for Marriott International’s new lifestyle brand targeted at the Millennial generation.

Already off to a great start, the hotel was fully occupied on its third night of operations.

Located in the dynamic commercial district of Kinshicho, it is walking distance to Sky Tree and Asakusa, and only 8 minutes by train to Tokyo Station.

The hotel has 205 guestrooms, 24 hour food and beverage service, a complete gym and high-tech meeting rooms.

While guests can comfortably relax in their retro-style rooms, the first floor of the hotel offers plentiful space to eat, drink, talk and play table and board games.

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Moxy Seattle Downtown opening mid-December

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Marriott is set to make a splash in Seattle this autumn as it brings its bold lifestyle brand, Moxy, to the Emerald City.

Recognised as the West Coast’s first Moxy, Moxy Seattle Downtown is a 146-key boutique hotel slated to open mid-December 2017 in the heart of Seattle’s fast-growing South Lake Union neighbourhood.

Moxy Seattle Downtown will bring to the city a fresh and innovative hotel experience catering to both locals and visitors alike. The dynamic hotel prides itself on a tech-forward guest experience, from mobile check-in and keyless entry, as well as an always-on playful vibe brought to life by a diverse mix of daily, weekly and monthly activations, including a signature happy hour each day.

Moxy SeattleAt the heart of Moxy Seattle is a vibrant lobby built for socialising, complete with a fully stocked bar, as well as 24/7 grab-and-go counter and plug-and-meet areas. Guests will be treated to cozy hotel rooms providing travelers with everything they need.

The hotel’s stylish bedrooms feature an open storage concept, 195 to 205 square feet of expertly curated space, a king size bed, 42-inch wall-hung flat-screen TVs, bathrooms with double rain showers and more.

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Moxy Hotels opens second property in UK

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Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, continues to make its mark on the hospitality scene with the launch of its first hotel in London, a city world-renowned for art, culture and nightlife.

Characterised by a vibrant, playful design and approachable service, Moxy London Excel offers the style and spirit of a boutique hotel at a surprisingly affordable price. Moxy London Excel joins an exciting portfolio of eight global destinations including Munich, Milan, Berlin and New Orleans.

“Moxy Hotels is on a mission to reinvent traditional hospitality with lively communal spaces and an energetic crew that helps Fun Hunting guests enjoy themselves whether at work or play,” said Vicki Poulos, global brand director, Moxy Hotels. “We are excited to debut Moxy Hotels in London – a fun, social and modern city that embodies the essence of Moxy.”

Located near the ExCeL London convention centre and London City Airport, the 164-room hotel will be a gateway to the city’s East End and a 24/7 spot for all things fun and impromptu. The Moxy experience is ‘no place like home,’ it’s better; with playful communal spaces, a buzzing bar and thoughtfully crafted offerings designed for travelers and locals who want to hang-out with their friends and meet new ones, without breaking the bank.

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Moxy’s fun, inclusive and youthful spirit is reflected in the combination of bold design and affordable style where communal engagement is at the centre of the experience. The interiors fuse refined and raw materials, organic and linear lines, and shared spaces. The Moxy experience kicks-off with a bright, airy and buzzing lobby. The contemporary lobby’s modern furniture invites guests to relax, pick up a book from the Moxy library, connect and catch up with friends or retreat to the gym to re-energise by punching the pink Moxy punching bag. Guests of Moxy London Excel are encouraged to take a selfie in the photo booth inspired hotel elevators, complete with props.

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Moxy London Excel’s Living Room is the centre of activity, giving guests fun ways to work and play hard. Sealed concrete floors, walls lined with intriguing art and fun references to local culture including artistic beer jugs displayed on the walls are complemented by ambient lighting and comfortable accents of colour. The Living Room also features abundant power and USB outlets, and furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity. A high-energy yet cosy space for gatherings, special events or cocktails, the lounge plays host to eclectic upbeat music.

Stay #ATTHEMOXY
The hotel’s 164 contemporary guest rooms, ranging from Standard to Family size, are outfitted with sound-reducing walls, 42″ LCD flat screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, abundant USB ports, comfortable bedding and deep-seated armchairs in calming, neutral fabrics. Every bedroom makes a statement with a fun floor to ceiling art piece. The design is functional, flexible and uncluttered with simple, thoughtful touches including glass shelving and an open storage concept featuring a peg wall for ultimate flexibility when unpacking, in lieu of a traditional closet. Stylish bathrooms feature complimentary Muk toiletries, bright pink hair dryers, power showers and large mirrors alongside a spacious vanity area.

Meetings #ATTHEMOXY
Moxy London Excel has one flexible meeting room flooded with natural daylight.

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Cycas Hospitality to open two Marriott properties in Slough

Cycas Hospitality, Slough Urban Renewal opening Marriott properties in Slough

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Cycas Hospitality and Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) have agreed heads of terms for two new Marriott International hotels – Moxy and Residence Inn – to be located on the former Central Library site, a landmark location on the A4 between the station and the town centre.

The dual branded hotel development will be operated by Cycas Hospitality, the specialist extended-stay hotel management company. It will include a 144-room affordable boutique Moxy Hotel and a 92-room extended-stay Residence Inn, both of which will be operated under a single lease, in the same building.

Andy Howell, General Manager of Slough Urban Renewal said: “We are particularly excited to be bringing two internationally acclaimed brands to Slough in time for the opening of Crossrail in 2019. The delivery of The Curve by SUR has created a perfect site for these two hotels in a key location in the heart of Slough, with unrivalled access to Slough Station.”

Eduard Elias, Cycas Hospitality Managing Partner said: “This is an exciting time to be investing in the heart of Slough. The town is undergoing a huge transformation and will after the opening of Crossrail become a real hub between Heathrow and Central London. After the success of our dual branded hotels in London Stratford (Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites), we are now implementing similar dual branded projects in Slough, Manchester and Amsterdam.”

SUR is a joint venture partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited. Its purpose is to deliver high quality commercial, residential and community buildings to transform the Borough of Slough.

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Marriott International debuts Moxy Berlin Ostbahnhof

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Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, hosted an epic party inspired by the prolific nightlife culture in Berlin, showcasing the music, dance, art and sexual expression that are the lifeblood of the city, October 20, 2016.

The event was attended by YouTube stars Taryn Southern, Oli White, and Jack Maynard with actresses Natalia Avelonand Grace Capristo and DJs ItaloJohnson, the faceless enigma trio as the headliners, who kept guests dancing well into the morning. Moxy Underground, a mash-up of Moxy’s wildest and most imaginative programming, featured eccentric live, interactive, art installations where guests were encouraged to write their deepest, darkest secrets on latex clad hosts,renowned Berlin tattoo artist Suzan Rinow inking guests, ‘Hungry’ and Mad Kate, legendary Berlin performance drag queen and performance artist respectively, with UY Studio creating bespoke club-kid wardrobe for the talent of the event.

The Moxy Berlin opening party also celebrated artist-in-residence, the British artist Paul Robinson, aka LUAP, the chosen artist of the brand’s #BlankCanvas global initiative, which calls on international emerging artists to submit works for the chance to feature their art at new Moxy hotels. Robinson created a light-box installation, featuring two large-scale photographs from his ‘The Pink Bear’ series, which are suspended from the ceiling in the hotel’s vibrant Living Room. ‘The Pink Bear’ series is best known for being featured in Cara Delevingne’s #Art4Animals campaign. LUAP was on-hand to direct his provocative live installation during the party. Moxy Berlin’s partygoers were able to engage with LUAP’s creation as ‘The Pink Bear’ came to life with his doll-like companion through transformational performances.

“Berlin has a unique character and culture and we wanted to celebrate that with the launch of Moxy Berlin.” said Osama Hirzalla, Marriott International’s Vice President, Brand Marketing and ecommerce for Europe. “Working with local talent from dance, music, performance art and fashion helped us create an unforgettable event– marking Moxy’s arrival in Berlin with a bang!”

The epic event launched the brand’s cheeky global Moxy programming– activities that encourage the next generation todo all the fun stuff they would never think of doing back home, in a stylish and vibrant setting.

“Moxy Hotels bring out the local flavor and energy of the cities they are in through the bold programming that speaks to the creativity of each location,” said Vicki Poulos Global Brand Director. “A good time at Moxy NOLA will be different to a good time at Moxy New York. No two events will ever be the same at a Moxy, just like no two hotels will ever look exactly alike. Our Fun Hunters have a deep desire to make room for spontaneity and live life unscheduled even on travel.”

A Moxy Hotel is a 24/7 spot for all things fun and impromptu. Moxy’s NOW + WOW communal spaces, including its Living Rooms, game rooms and bar, come alive with a thoughtfully-crafted assemblage of spontaneous and organic happenings designed to cater to travelers and locals who like to hang-out with their friends and meet new ones, without breaking the bank. Moxy is premium in every way but price– its affordability is not a sacrifice of style, nor a loss of comfort.

“Our high-energy Living Rooms and bars are thoughtfully designed to create environments that get friends new and old to have some fun in creative and playful ways,” said Toni Stoeckl, Vice President Marriott International’s Lifestyle Hotels. “Fun-hunters create the action; our living rooms are essentially their playground.”

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Moxy Hotels moving into US with New Orleans, Tempe openings

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Moxy Hotels, Marriott International‘s edgy new lifestyle brand, is shaking up traditional hospitality and making its mark in the USA with Moxy New Orleans, LA, and Moxy Tempe, Arizona – both set to open in Spring 2016.

Moxy New Orleans: Developed and owned by Noble Investment Group, the contemporary 108-room hotel is scheduled to be unveiled in April 2016.

Moxy Tempe: The hotel will feature 186 industrial chic, yet comfortable, bedrooms and an abundance of free-flowing indoor/outdoor space enabled by modern roll-up garage doors off the lobby.

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Moxy Hotels, which first launched in Milan in September 2014, is entering the US market in a bold way, with several identified projects slated for major metropolitan locations in addition to New Orleans and Tempe, including New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Nashville.

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.

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