A rendering of the forthcoming 150-room Moxy Perth.

Marriott International has signed its second Australian location for its energetic contemporary brand Moxy Hotels, with Perth set to join the brand’s network from the end of 2021.

Expected to open in December of that year, the 150-room Moxy Perth will open roughly six months after the first – Moxy South Yarra in Melbourne – announced earlier this year. Construction is expected to commence in October 2019.

True to its brand standards, rooms at the simplistic, affordable yet youthful and functional midscale brand will be situated at 195 Hay Street, close to the WACA cricket ground, Swan River and Herrison Island. Rooms will suit tech-savvy travellers with plenty of power outlets and free wi-fi for guests. The hotel will include the brand’s hallmark Moxy Pickups 24/7 Grab and Go Bar serving cereals, noodles, soups and wraps designed for the busy professional on the go.

In addition, the Moxy Bar and Moxy Living Room will provide communal spaces for guests to enjoy a cocktail, socialise with friends and meet other guests. A fully-equipped fitness centre will also be among the hotel’s facilities.

Marriott International Senior Director Development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Richard Crawford, said the company was thrilled to be expanding Moxy in Australia, a move which takes the brand’s global network to 44 hotels, with another 100 in the pipeline.

“Moxy Perth will be an exciting addition to Perth’s accommodation landscape, taking Marriott International’s presence in Perth to beyond 1,200 hotel rooms when it joins The Westin Perth, Four Points by Sheraton Perth, Aloft Perth and The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, which is set to open later in 2019.”

Marriott International Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Sean Hunt said: “Moxy is an adventurous, fun and bold response to the desires of today’s travellers, who are seeking out a lifestyle and experience, rather than just a hotel room.”