BETHESDA, MD. — Marriott International’s Moxy Hotels brand has been named a finalist in the Branded Environments category of Fast Company’s 2016 Innovation by Design Awards, it was announced Sept. 12.
This year’s judging panel selected the finalists from more than 1,700 international submissions from 41 different countries across 11 categories. All finalists and winners will be highlighted in Fast Company’s October print issue, the annual Design Issue, which hits newsstands Sept. 20.
Moxy Hotels, which is amongst honourees such as Facebook and Target, combines stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. The brand features tech-enabled rooms offering motion-sensor lighting; Internet TV in-room, featuring Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora and Crackle; selfie photo booth elevators; Moxy Digital Guestbook; abundant power and USB outlets; free WiFi; and Moxy ‘B&F’ (beverage & food) program providing 24/7 self-service.
“Moxy’s ambition is to shake up the traditional economy segment,” said Vicki Poulos, global brand director, Moxy Hotels. “Affordability shouldn’t be a sacrifice of style, comfort or a good time. Design plays an integral role in offering Moxy’s guests, fun hunters, a communal environment that feels like home, but with a bartender.”
Moxy Hotels launched in Milan in September 2014. Moxy Tempe and Moxy Munich Airport opened in March 2016, followed by Moxy New Orleans in May 2016 and Moxy Frankfurt Eschborn in August 2016. Several additional identified projects have been slated for major metropolitan locations, including New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Berlin, Oslo and London.