Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s bold experiential hotel brand, has debuted in the UK with the launch of Moxy Aberdeen Airport. Offering a spirited and stylish hotel experience at a surprisingly affordable price, the forward thinking brand offers a fresh take on traditional hospitality with playful communal spaces and inventive programming. Moxy Aberdeen is the first in a strong pipeline of planned openings in the UK including London Excel, London Stratford and London Heathrow.
“Moxy’s newest outpost in the urban city of Aberdeen will embody the brand’s contemporary and playful design in a tech enabled environment – a dynamic setting for the first Moxy Hotel in the United Kingdom,” said Vicki Poulos, global brand director, Moxy Hotels. “As an established hub for business with a growing tourism industry, we look forward to introducing this experiential and affordable brand to fun hunter travellers.”
Moxy Aberdeen will be a 24/7 spot for all things fun and impromptu. Moxy’s lively communal spaces, including its Living Rooms, game rooms and bar, come alive with a thoughtfully-crafted assemblage of spontaneous and organic happenings designed to cater to travellers and locals who like to hang-out with their friends and meet new ones, without breaking the bank. The Moxy experience is ‘no place like home,’ it’s better.
Moxy’s fun, inclusive and youthful spirit is reflected in the combination of bold design and affordable style where communal engagement is at the centre of the experience. The interiors fuse refined and raw materials, organic and linear lines, and shared spaces. The Moxy experience kicks-off with a bright, airy and buzzing lobby. The contemporary lobby’s modern furniture invites guests to relax, pick up a book from the Moxy library, connect and catch up with friends or retreat to the gym to re-energise by punching the pink Moxy punching bag. Guests of Moxy Aberdeen are encouraged to take a selfie in the photo booth inspired hotel elevators, complete with props.
Moxy Aberdeen’s living room is the centre of activity, giving guests fun ways to work and play hard. Sealed concrete floors, walls lined with intriguing art and fun references to local culture including artistic beer jugs displayed on the walls are complemented by ambient lighting and comfortable accents of colour. The Living Room also features abundant power and USB outlets, and furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity. A high-energy yet cosy space for gatherings, special events or cocktails, the lounge plays host to eclectic upbeat music.
Located within walking distance of Aberdeen International Airport and just 20 minutes by car into Aberdeen city, the 200 contemporary guest rooms, ranging from Standard to Family size, are outfitted with sound-reducing walls, 42″ LCD flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, abundant USB ports, comfortable bedding and deep-seated armchairs in calming, neutral fabrics. Every bedroom makes a statement with a fun floor to ceiling art piece. The design is functional, flexible and uncluttered with simple, thoughtful touches including glass shelving and open closets. Stylish bathrooms feature complimentary Muk toiletries, bright pink hair dryers, power showers and large mirrors alongside a spacious vanity area.
Moxy’s 24/7 B&F (Beverage & Food), smart and fun self-service concept gives guests access to what they want, whenever they want it. The Moxy dining area offers lots of options for food and drink including fresh juices and a coffee bar. Guests can enjoy fresh sandwiches, pastries, and a range of healthy alternatives from salads to antipasti. 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 are greeted with a complimentary ‘Got Moxy’ cocktail upon arrival).
Moxy Aberdeen has flexible meeting rooms flooded with natural daylight. The meeting table itself doubles as a shuffleboard providing participants the opportunity to refresh, reenergise or get competitive, with a quick game.