Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, opened in Glasgow recently at High Street.
Moxy is described by the company as being ‘playful and edgy’, and it is certainly that. No doubt millennials will enjoy the pool table, giant Jenga and large Connect Four games in the hotel’s public areas – not to mention the giant teddy that has taken up residence.
Add to that a funky design which includes cage-like hanging chairs on the right as you walk in, an industrial concrete floor, and graffiti-style murals.
The arty theme continues throughout with spray paint cans, stencils, paint drips and stains on the walls and floors as well as the use of ship lights as a nod to the River Clyde’s shipbuilding heritage. The millennial-focused hotel brand wants to encourage guests to ‘break the rules and play on’.
The hotel has an eclectic funky bar in a prime position that doubles as check-in. Behind this, there is a small gym, and facilities to microwave your own meals. This hotel is all about self-service – this allows guests access to what they want, whenever they want it with the Moxy dining area offering lots of options for food and drink including fresh juices and a coffee bar.
There are also Meet Up rooms aimed at tech-savvy travellers are located in the lobby with the latest technology and superfast Wi-Fi.
Belvar, the management group operating the hotel, continue to evolve the Moxy Hotels as each one opens. CEO Mads Jacobsen commented, “Each hotel has its own personality, showcasing eclectic art that will resonate with locals and guests alike. For us it’s more than just bedrooms, it’s a way of doing things differently in the hotel arena. We aim to deliver the ‘human touch’ with our approach to customer service with the focus on the bar and playful crew.”
Talking of bedrooms this hotel has 181, each with a unique Glasgow comic mural on the wall.
It has four bedroom styles including 51 new style upgraded Moxified Peak Sleeper rooms that have views of the city and little extras including tea and coffee machines. The hotel also has 9 family rooms, 71 standard queen-sized rooms and a further 50 double bedrooms.
Currently operating 13 Moxy hotels, Belvar opened its first Moxy in Aberdeen in 2016 and has opened 3 London hotels in the last 18 months. Belvar has 7 planned openings next year within Europe including Edinburgh, York, Southampton, Paris and Verona.