Marriott to bring Moxy brand to Japan

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Japan: Marriott has announced plans to open Moxy Hotels in Tokyo and Osaka.

Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi are both set to open in late 2017, with Marriott expanding the brand's presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of the region's first Moxy in Bandung, Indonesia slated for Q3 2017.

"The next generation of travellers craves adventure, and until now affordable hotel options lacked personality and verve," said Mike Fulkerson, vice president, brand and marketing, Marriott International Asia Pacific. "We are excited to introduce Asia to the Moxy brand, which offers a vibrant and fun hotel experience at a great price."

Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho will open in the historic Kinshicho district. Owned by Goldman Sachs and managed by Tokyo-based commercial real estate developer Pacifica Capital K.K., the hotel is a conversion from a stand-alone office building, and will feature 205 bedrooms.

"Moxy is for the curious and adventurous, and we're confident this brand will be a welcome addition to Japan's lodging offering," said Seth Sulkin, president and CEO of Pacifica Capital K.K. "As Japan's tourism and hospitality industry continues to develop and grow, Moxy is the ideal boutique hotel for the region. Like Japan, Moxy is a fun and spirited brand that offers guest something different with each stay."

The 155-room Moxy Osaka Honmachi is also owned by Goldman Sachs, and will be managed by EGW Asset Management Inc. It is also a conversion from a stand-alone office building.

"I love the Moxy concept and we are elated by this partnership with Marriott International," said Yuichi Ohata, managing director of EGW Asset Management Inc. "The Moxy Hotels brand is defined by its attitude, giving its guests permission to play. With design and style seriously considered and playfully executed, this innovative property in Osaka will provide Next Gen travelers with everything they want from a hotel stay."

Click here to see Marriott's Markus Lehnert talking about the Moxy brand.


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