Marriott International has announced the debut of two fresh additions to its Moxy Hotels brand: Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi.
Owned by Tokyo-based Pacifica Capital K.K., the 205-room Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho features the brand’s industrial-chic DNA with stylish exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and fun collaborative spaces.
“Today’s consumer is less desirous of a cookie cutter experience and in fact wants to discover something new, take in the city, the food, the local scene, whether he/she is there for a day or a week,” says Hisashi Oinuma, Captain, Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho.
In Osaka, Moxy Osaka Honmachi is owned by EGW Asset Management Inc., and is located just steps away from Honmachi Station, one of Osaka’s main train stations. This 155-room hotel is located within easy distance of Osaka Castle, the food and nightlife of the Shinsaibashi quarter and the amazing shopping of Namba district.
“Moxy is specifically designed for this new generation of travelers – we call them Fun Hunters – who are looking for a hotel environment that allows them to have an experience on their terms,” says Shigeki Nakagawa, Captain, Moxy Osaka Honmachi. “They want a hotel that is wired to their specific needs, a place to stay that is affordable, fun, and awesome”.
The bedrooms at Moxy hotels are minimalist yet multi-functional, with folding workspace desks and chairs, flat screen TVs, USB ports, motion sensor lighting, walk-in rain showers and furiously fast and free WiFi. T
he hotels’ 24/7 self-service grab-and-go concept, called Moxy Pickups, has cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt and noodles at breakfast, and soups, wraps and salads for lunch and dinner. Fresh coffee is available in the lobby, along with soft drinks, bottled juices, sodas, wine and beer.
“We threw out the rule book for conventional hotel models to create Moxy’s Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi,” says Mike Fulkerson, vice president, Brand & Marketing, Marriott International. “These two new brand additions will continue to show the world what “moxie” really means and encourage our guests to play on.”