Marriott has signed an agreement with Venue International to debut Moxy Hotels in Turkey.

Slated to open in 2024, the 168-room Moxy Istanbul Beyoglu will be within walking distance of Taksim Square – one of the most renowned tourist destinations in the city.

Rooms will be stylish and cosy and “designed to maximise every inch for today’s young-at-heart travellers”.

The hotel will feature playful Moxy spaces, from the “energetic lobby” where guests will be met by the welcoming crew, to the Living Room space, designed for day-to-night gatherings.

Design plans for Moxy Istanbul Beyoglu include “an industrial chic look, a fun grab-and-go concept, bold programming with local flavour, and communal tables offering plenty of opportunities to plug and play”.

Moxy Istanbul Beyoglu will open following a complete restoration of the historical Afrikahan building that was built in 1905 during the era of Ottoman Empire Abdulhamid II. It was designed by the German architect August Jasmund who also designed the famous Sirkeci Railway Station, the eastern terminus of the world-famous Orient Express.