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Friday, 25 November 2022

A big wave of Moxy to hit Australia and New Zealand



An American ex boss of mine once said that I had "a lot of moxy".

I think he meant that I was a loudmouth pain-in-the-ass, but the word can also mean vibrant and full of of sass.

The online dictionary spells the world moxie, and defines it as "force of character, determination, or nerve".

It is a good name for a hotel brand with a fresh young vibe. 

I've enjoyed recent stays at two Moxy hotels; one in Glasgow, Scotland, and, more recently, at Milan Airport earlier this year.

The one at Malpensa gave me a late check out (delayed flight) for a very reasonable fee, had fast, free wifi and served delicious chilled Lugana at the bar. What more do you need? 
 
Australia will get its first Moxy when the Moxy Sydney Airport Hotel opens in the middle of next year.

The first Moxy Hotel to open in Australia for Marriott International, it is a $140 million project for joint venture owners RF Corval and KS Hotels & Resorts.

The hotel is located directly alongside Sydney Airport and will feature 301 guest rooms, the Moxy Kitchen and Moxy Bar – which will serve as a buzzing communal space and check-in area.

The property will also includes 199sqm of meeting and event space.

The hotel is billed being "conveniently positioned on a major thoroughfare into both the Sydney domestic and international terminals" - but they are a bloody long way from each other, so I am not sure how that will work.

Sean Hunt, area vice president for Marriott International, said: “The playful Moxy brand is one of Marriott International’s fastest growing brands in the Asia Pacific region - and we have four more in the pipeline in Melbourne, Perth, Auckland and Queenstown.

"With air travel now at 77% of pre-Covid levels and continuing to grow, Moxy Sydney Airport is located here in the heart of Australia’s international and domestic visitor gateway.”

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