NATIONAL REPORT—Marriott International has hotels that are open or underway across the U.S., including Moxy Chelsea, two Fairfield Inn & Suites inspired by the Marriott family homestead, and a Courtyard by Marriott. Here’s a look at what’s new:
Moxy Chelsea to Debut This Fall
Opening this fall and now taking reservations, Moxy Chelsea is a lifestyle hotel developed by Lightstone and part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand. It will rise 37 stories high into the New York City skyline and have 349 bedrooms flooded with natural light and designed with a touch of wit.
Designed by architects Stonehill Taylor, the building honors the neighborhood with its industrial facade and greenhouse-style atrium. TAO Group will debut brand-new dining and drinking concepts in partnership with Francesco and Lorenzo Panella of the notable Antica Pesa in Rome and Brooklyn, NY, including a ristorante, caffè, pasticceria, as well as a cocktail bar and lounge offering a gourmet take on Italian street food.
Moxy Chelsea marks the second collaboration by Yabu Pushelberg and Rockwell Group, the team behind Moxy Times Square. As guests enter through the flower shop, designed by Pushelberg, they will be welcomed by four butcher blocks suspended from the 12-ft. ceiling, acting as check-in kiosks, replacing a traditional reception desk—if guests haven’t already accessed mobile check-in and keyless entry through the Marriott Mobile App.
Topping off the hotel, on the 35th floor, is a glass-enclosed rooftop lounge designed by Rockwell Group, sporting a retractable window wall to transform the lounge into an alfresco sky veranda.
In Indiana, Fairfield Homage to Brand’s Origins
The 96-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Columbus, IN has opened with a new decor that harkens back to the brand’s beginnings at Fairfield Farm, the Marriott family home.
Located at 2820 Merchants Mile, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by AGS Columbus LLC and managed by HP Hotels of Alpharetta, GA.
Specific elements meant to evoke feelings from the Fairfield Farm include a farmhouse table in the lobby for gathering and connecting; photography from the Fairfield Farm serving as artwork in the lobby and guestrooms; natural materials and distinctive textures featured throughout; and a history wall in every property showcasing the brand’s roots.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Duluth Waterfront Is Now Open
The 84-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Duluth, MN is now open with a new decor. Located at 1000 Minnesota Ave., the Fairfield Inn & Suites Duluth Waterfront will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Lakehead Hotel Partners LLC and managed by Golder Hospitality of St. Paul, MN.
Courtyard Opens in Herndon, VA
Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Airport Herndon has opened its doors in Herndon, VA, with a new lobby space as well as the brand’s latest contemporary room design. Located at 13715 Sayward Blvd., the 187-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by MCR Development LLC of New York. The latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. There’s also indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette.