Moxy, Marriott International’s budget-lifestyle brand, is set to open five hotels across the UK this year.
The properties are located in London Heathrow Airport (437 bedrooms), Glasgow (181 rooms), Edinburgh (230 rooms), Southampton (209 rooms) and York (119 bedrooms). They will join Moxy’s three existing UK hotels at Aberdeen Airport and in London at Excel and Stratford (pictured).
Further Moxy hotels are set to open in the future in Bristol, Milton Keynes and Manchester.
Moxy’s latest plans for the UK were revealed as part of a wider announcement of the brand’s European expansion, with 50 hotels expected to open between now and 2020.
The Moxy brand entered in Europe in 2014 with the opening of a property in Milan and has since grown to 20 hotels worldwide, with a further 90 properties in the global pipeline.
Key features of the primarily franchised brand include a vibrant lobby with bar, 24/7 self-service grab and go food concept and an extensive number of power points for personal devices.
John Licence, vice-president of premium and select brands at Marriott International, Europe, said that Moxy was developed to respond to the changing needs of the next generation of travelers.
“Moxy Hotels allow our guests to not take themselves too seriously, providing them with personalised experiences in a well-designed space that is surprisingly affordable, with the latest technology and plenty of social spaces that blend work and play,” he explained. “Giving guests all the fun, comfort and style without the hefty price tags has helped to set the brand up for success in Europe and beyond.”
Moxy is one of 30 brands owned by Marriott International which operate across 6,500 hotels worldwide.