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Moxy to Debut in Australia

Moxy Hotels is set to debut in Australia with the signing of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra, a 180-room, new build standalone hotel slated to open in July 2021.

Slated to open in July 2021, the 180-room, new build standalone hotel is being developed by Melbourne businessmen Hector Ktori and Peter Arvanitis. Moxy Melbourne South Yarra has been designed by architectural firm Rothelowman.

With 30 operating hotels across Europe, North America and Asia and more than 80 properties in development, Moxy Hotels markets itself as redefining the traditional affordable hotel experience with social spaces including a lounge, 24/7 self-service grab-and-go food and drinks.

“We’re thrilled to be debuting Moxy in Melbourne, a city that radiates the playful essence of the brand,” said Richard Crawford, Senior Director of Hotel Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Marriott International.

“The Moxy brand will be a game-changer fuelled predominantly by the growing number of Millenial and Gen Z travellers.”

Moxy Melbourne South Yarra will open in the heart of Melbourne’s lively South Yarra neighbourhood at 30-32 Claremont Street. Guests will be a short walk from Chapel Street – Melbourne’s trendy shopping and entertainment strip – and South Yarra Station. From here, guests can easily navigate the city’s major tourist attractions, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground and the city’s celebrated restaurant, bar and arts scene in the Central Business District.

“The next generation of travellers is seeking more than a comfortable bed and room-service burger. They want to stay in hotels with an approachable price point that offer bold, contemporary design and hyper social experiences that tap into the local culture,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International.

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