LONDON—Marriott’s Moxy Hotels has opened its first property here, joining a brand portfolio of eight destinations—including Munich, Milan, Berlin and New Orleans.
Moxy London Excel’s 164 contemporary guestrooms, ranging from standard to family size, include sound-reducing walls, 42-in. LCD flat-screen televisions, complimentary WiFi, USB ports, bedding and deep-seated armchairs in neutral fabrics. Every bedroom has a floor-to-ceiling art piece. The design includes glass shelving and an open storage concept with a peg wall, in lieu of a traditional closet. Bathrooms have complimentary Muk toiletries, pink hair dryers, power showers and large mirrors alongside a vanity area.
The interiors blend refined and raw materials, organic and linear lines, and shared spaces, according to the brand. There are also photo booth-inspired hotel elevators, complete with props. The property includes one meeting room with natural daylight.
Elsewhere, the living room has sealed concrete floors, walls lined with art and references to local culture, including artistic beer jugs displayed on the walls. Power and USB outlets, and free WiFi outfit the space.
The dining area has options for food and drink, including juices and a coffee bar. Panini sandwiches, salad and antipasti are available. An evening Crockpot entrée will be served along with a variety of cocktails, craft beers and specialty wines. The bar is full-service and the hub of activity in the lobby—it also doubles as the hotel’s physical check-in, where guests receive a complimentary ‘Got Moxy’ cocktail upon arrival.
Moxy Hotels first launched in Milan in September 2014. Moxy Tempe and Moxy Munich Airport opened in March 2016, Moxy New Orleans in May 2016, Moxy Frankfurt Eschborn in August 2016, Berlin in September 2016 and Aberdeen in November 2016. Several additional identified projects are slated for major metropolitan locations, including Amsterdam, New York, Vienna, San Francisco, Boston and Frankfurt, Germany.