Moxy Opens, Turning Traditional Hotel Experience Upside Down

Aaron Blank / February 28, 2018

In Collaboration With Stonebridge Properties, Marriott International Brings First Moxy Hotel to the West Coast

SEATTLE, Wash. — February 21, 2018 With a West Coast debut that’s as provocative and bold as its name, Moxy Seattle Downtown’s opening today represents a disruptive shift in the future of the city’s hotel industry. Located at 1016 Republican Street, in the heart of downtown Seattle’s hottest neighborhood, South Lake Union, the property welcomes Fun Hunters with a spirited hotel experience unlike any other.

“At Moxy, we believe in the transformative power of play, and we’re excited to bring this vibrant concept to downtown Seattle as we invite our guests to come play with us,” said Vicki Poulos, Senior Global Brand Director, Moxy Hotels.

Colorado-based Stonebridge Companies is the developer and property manager behind this latest addition to Marriott International’s experiential brand that debuted in 2014 with the opening of Moxy Milan. Boasting 146 rooms spread over eight floors with flexible event space in the lobby, the opening of Moxy Seattle brings to the city a fun and stylish hotel for both locals and visitors alike.

Jerry Stotler is the Captain at the helm of Moxy Seattle Downtown, the brand’s twist on the general manager position. “At Moxy Seattle Downtown, we are focused on providing our guests with more than a place to crash,” said Stotler. “Moxy doesn’t take life too seriously and is a perfect spot for both visitors to the city and locals to hang out, meet new friends and have some fun!”

Designed by Ankrom Moison Architects, The Society and Deacon Construction, the ‘always-on’ vibe is brought to life by a diverse mix of daily, weekly and monthly activities, such as weekly trivia game nights for spontaneous locals and travelers alike, including “Celebrity” Trivia Night, a spirited Q&A hosted by the best “celebrity” Drag Queens in town.  Moxy’s vibrant lobby is built for 24/7 socializing, including a 24-hour self-service grab-and-go bar counter and open plug-and-meet business areas complete with writable walls and 56-inch projection-ready televisions. Moxy Seattle Downtown is home to the city’s first hotel with a “teeter totter” in its lobby entrance, as well as a high-octane pink punching bag located in the 24-hour fitness center. From mobile check-in and keyless entry access, to furiously fast Wi-Fi and under bed motion sensor lighting, guests can expect a tech-forward experience from start to finish.

“We are proud to be part of this exciting collaboration with Marriott International, delivering our trademark Distinguished Hospitality™ experience to guests and locals through the innovative and playful design lens of Moxy,” said Navin Dimond, CEO and founder of Stonebridge Companies.

Moxy is a fun, experiential brand that combines stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price that’s easy to digest. The Moxy experience begins as guests check-in at the bar, instead of a traditional front desk, where they are greeted with a complimentary ‘Got Moxy’ cocktail along with their room key. The cozy bedrooms, ranging from 195 to 205 square-feet at Moxy Seattle Downtown, feature a new open storage concept via the brand’s signature peg wall for hanging clothes and jackets instead of a closet, giving guests ultimate flexibility. Bedrooms include a king size bed, 55-inch wall-hung flat-screen TVs, bathrooms with double rain showers, and more.

 

This is the 23rd Moxy Hotel to open globally and the sixth Moxy Hotel in the United States. In 2018 Moxy Hotels is expected to open in Chicago, Washington DC, Memphis, Atlanta, Munich, and more.

For additional information visit www.moxyhotels.com or http://moxyseattle.com/our-hotel/.

About Moxy Hotels:

Moxy Hotels is Marriott International’s new millennial-focused brand that debuted in September 2014 with the opening of the Moxy Milan. A boutique-hotel concept for the next-Gen traveler, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and warm, modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience. Moxy Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.

About Moxy Seattle Downtown:

Moxy Seattle Downtown, Marriott’s first west coast Moxy, is a vibrant 146-key boutique hotel in the heart of Seattle’s bustling South Lake Union neighborhood – one of the city’s fastest-growing boroughs with enviable proximity to the Emerald City’s most iconic experiences. Catering to business and leisure travelers alike, Moxy Seattle offers an unmatched central location within walking distance to hundreds of businesses, restaurants and entertainment destinations, such as the Seattle Center and Lake Union. The locally-inspired Moxy Seattle boldly reinvents the predictable hotel experience to fully embrace today’s millennial mindset, bringing to Seattle a fresh and innovative concept that has yet to be seen. Designed for the fun-seekers, Moxy Seattle guests enjoy expertly-designed rooms equipped with a king size bed, searing-fast internet, an ultramodern 55-inch TV and a rain-shower built for two. Guests can also access a contemporary 24-hour gym; energetic public spaces, including a vibrant lobby hosting daily, weekly and monthly activations; and a social bar with a constant rotation of cocktail favorites.

For more information or to book a reservation, please visit moxyseattle.com.

Fun, wild and free, Moxy Seattle Downtown, welcomes the untamed. Developed and managed, by Stonebridge Companies from Denver, Colorado, this inspired boutique hotel is bursting with style and edge for the caffeinated infused and the creative enthused. Moxy Seattle is part of the Moxy Hotels brand – Marriott International’s new experiential brand that debuted in September 2014 with the opening of the Moxy Milan. A boutique-hotel concept for the budget-savvy traveler, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and warm, modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a spirited guest experience.

The fun-seeking and the spirited are embraced with open arms as guests are encouraged to PLAY their hearts out, whether flipping through stacks of vinyl or grabbing drinks at the bar. While the bar is the heartbeat of the hotel’s experience, the party doesn’t end there. Crowd-drawing events are a staple of the Moxy experience and guests can partake in any happenings that invite guests to play – whether at the bar or any of the public zones. When events aren’t underway, the spacious areas remain a focal point of the guest experience, inviting all to hang out and work, grab a drink and catch up with friends, eat lunch, or simply lay back and wait to kick-off the night. Moxy’s unique public offerings and high energy hospitality are complemented with the perfect rooms designed to crash – centrally located in an expanding South Lake Union neighborhood, the cozy rooms will have guests planning their next stay in bed.

Moxy is playful. Moxy is spontaneous. Moxy is stylish. Moxy is provocative. Moxy is Moxie. Always buzzing with high energy, interesting people, and an energetic crew. Inclusive and young at heart, Moxy challenges the status quo to show the world what “moxie” really means. We are open minded and open to new experiences and we hope you are, too. Moxy is for one thing: PLAY. 

Located at 1016 Republican Street, on the corner of Boren Avenue, Moxy Seattle rises in the heart of Seattle’s burgeoning South Lake Union neighborhood – a perfect location for the area’s diverse mix of business and leisure travelers. This prime location offers unmatched proximity to some of the greatest dining, shopping, and entertainment the city offers. Leisure travelers will enjoy being steps away from Lake Union and its vast array of recreational water sports, the Center for Wooden Boats and the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), to name a few. For a true Seattleite experience, guests can take a quick streetcar ride down to Pike Place Market and the core shopping district, in addition to nearby attractions such as the Seattle Center, home to Key Arena and the Space Needle. For business travelers, nothing beats living and breathing the thumping energy of Amazon headquarters, Facebook’s Seattle offices, Tommy Bahama headquarters and the Cancer Care Alliance, among many more.

Guest Amenities at the Moxy Seattle Include:

  • 146 tech-savvy rooms, complete with cozy king size beds that float above motion activated LED guide lights and a 55-inch LED flat screen TV
  • 6,100 square feet of lobby space with a state-of-the-art video wall
  • 796 square foot, high-impact, 24-hour fitness center featuring a pink punching bag and unique Schwinn bike
  • 24/7 self-service grab-n-go bar
  • Evening bar featuring wines by the glass and local brews
  • On-site bike lockers
  • Communal ironing room
  • Many event happenings throughout the year. A sampling includes:
    • Daily: Happy Hour Traditions
    • Weekly: Geeks Who Drink and Drag Queen Trivia Nights
    • Special Occasions:
      • Cornish and Cocktails Month
      • All Day/All Night Slumber Party Dance-a-thon
      • Cocktails for Charity Night
      • Rainy Day Tiki Time
      • Sketchy’s Anti-Art Class

Tech Offerings at Moxy Seattle Include:

  • Keyless mobile entry
  • Mobile check-in (with room ready alerts) and check-out
  • Abundant plugins throughout the hotel
  • Internet TV in-room featuring Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, Crackle
  • Motion sensor lighting under bed (yeah baby!)
  • Furiously fast and free Wi-Fi
    • “Plug and Meet” gathering areas with modern ergonomic seating, large writing walls and 56-inch televisions for presentation projection

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About Stonebridge Companies:

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Its diverse portfolio of over 50 hotels includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit www.sbcos.com. For detailed information, visit http://www.sbcos.com.

Media Contacts:

Aaron Blank, Madalyn Chau

The Fearey Group for Moxy Seattle Downtown

(206) 343-1543 (office), (206) 200-0103 (mobile)

moxyseattle@feareygroup.com

Victoria Martinez Hart

Sr. Global Director, PR

Marriott International

Victoria.Hart@marriott.com

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