Experience-hungry travellers will soon be able to stay at Marriott International’s affordable lifestyle-focused Moxy Hotels brand when they head to Japan. The group is set to open two new properties in the country, the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and the Moxy Osaka Honmachi, in late 2017, which will follow the opening of the brand’s first property in Asia-Pacific in Bandung, Indonesia in the third quarter of 2017.
“The next generation of travellers craves adventure, and until now affordable hotel options lacked personality and verve, said Mike Fulkerson, vice president of brand and marketing for Marriott International Asia Pacific. “We are excited to introduce Asia to the Moxy brand, which offers a vibrant and fun hotel experience at a great price.”
The Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho will offer 205 guestrooms in what has been converted from a stand-alone office building with an “industrial-chic” design. The hotel will be located close to Kinshicho Station in the similarly named Kinshicho area of the city. Meanwhile the Moxy Osaka Honmachi offers a smaller number of rooms – 155 – but with a more high-tech focus. Also close to a train station, this time Honmachi Station, the property has similarly been converted from a stand-alone office block.
Full details of each hotel’s facilities haven’t been announced yet, though the brand in general is known for offering communal areas such as living rooms and lounges, along with 24/7 self-service food and drink options and what Marriott describes as “furiously fast and free” wifi.
Originally opening back in 2014 with the Moxy Milan, the Moxy Hotels brand now has more than 70 properties in the pipeline, including a number of prominent European and US cities such as Frankfurt, London, San Francisco and New York.