Friday, 23 September 2016

GERMANY: Moxy Berlin Opens

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, welcomes the new Moxy Berlin into the heart of the modern capital known for culture; cutting-edge museums, galleries, and nightlife. Moxy Berlin joins Moxy Frankfurt Eschborn and Moxy Munich Airport as the Moxy’s third experiential hotel in Germany, and the brand’s sixth hotel globally.

Centrally located in the city’s cultural epicentre, Ostbahnhof, the 210-room hotel is within walking distance of Berlin’s coolest bars, independent shops and late-19th-century architecture that makes the area so exciting. Its prime location also enables guests to take advantage of the city’s main transportation hubs, with buses and trams galore to any desired city destination.

“Moxy Hotels continues to revolutionise hospitality with the opening of Moxy Berlin through its contemporary, playful design, high-tech enabled environment and central location, all at an accessible price-point,” said Vicki Poulos, global brand director, Moxy Hotels. “Moxy, just like the city of Berlin, is fun, spirited and has its own bold approach to hospitality and we look forward to introducing it to fun-hunting travellers.”

Moxy Berlin will be a 24/7 spot for all things fun and impromptu. Moxy’s playful 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 travelers 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; a bartender greets guests with a complimentary cocktail upon arrival.

To bring Moxy Berlin to life, emerging artists from around the world are invited to participate in the brand’s #BlankCanvas global initiative and submit works, ranging from live performance art to a permanent installation, for the chance to be featured as part of the contemporary, emerging art collection at the hotel. The winning artists will be invited to create live art during the Moxy Berlin’s grand opening party.

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 Berlin are encouraged to take a selfie in the photo booth inspired hotel elevators, complete with props.

Moxy Berlin’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 in the prime location of Ostbahnhof, the 210 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 panini sandwiches, local dishes including Spätzle and Sauerbraten and a range of healthy alternatives from salad 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 Berlin has one flexible meeting room 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.