Marriott’s Moxy brand is opening its largest UK hotel this week and its third in London in just over a year, when Heathrow threw open its doors yesterday, on April 10th.
Boasting 437 bedrooms, the playful and edgy millennial-focused boutique hotel brand is strategically positioned east of Terminals 2 and 3 with easy access also to Terminal 5. The hotel will appeal to leisure and business travellers alike with 23 family rooms, 86 twin and 328 standard queen sized bedrooms. The hotel will be promoting a series of Park and Fly packages as they will have parking for up to 122 cars. For a minimal charge, a Hoppa bus will pick up guests every 30 minutes throughout the day to drop off at all the Heathrow terminals.
Moxy Hotels have really made a name for themselves in the hospitality industry as a spirited and fun place to stay where there are no rules or boundaries. Aimed at the budget savvy traveller, the company has made a clear target market of redesigning the traditional economy hotel experience. Launching hotels globally at a rate of almost one every month, Moxy gives guests permission to ‘break the rules and play on’.
Captain of Moxy Heathrow, the brand’s twist on a General Manager, will oversee her first UK hotel opening following a series of global management jobs for Marriott. Aga Maciejewska commented; “This is the third opening of a London Moxy in just over a year and we are delighted to have a hotel situated at one of the world’s busiest airports. The Moxy brand has been developed to be more than just bedrooms, it’s a way of doing things differently in the hotel arena. The way it has been designed as a tech-friendly hotel with a great bar and playful crew all represent an important part in the experience of staying at the hotel. We look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world.”
Belvar, the management group operating the hotel, continue to evolve the Moxy Hotels as each one opens. Heathrow will be no different. It will have the usual Moxy eclectic funky bar in prime position but will be offering a second bar and a gymnasium as well as Belvar’s signature restaurant, Gård Nordic Kitchen. Heathrow will be the first UK Moxy to open the Nordic fusion restaurant which is due to be unveiled in late summer. 3 Courtyard by Marriott Hotels across Europe including Amsterdam, Brussels and Gdynia have the restaurant already in place.
Aberdeen was the first UK Moxy hotel to be opened back in December 2016. London Excel opened in March 2017 followed by London Stratford in October. Several more European hotels are planned this year. Moxy Milan Linate also opens this week with Glasgow, Edinburgh and York opening later in 2018.
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