Marriott’s Moxy brand to make Sydney debut

Marriott International has signed an agreement with RF Corval and KS Hotels and Resorts to debut the playful Moxy brand in Sydney.

Slated to open in early 2023, the new-build Moxy Sydney Airport will feature 301 guestrooms designed to maximize space and allow guests the option to adapt the room to their needs.

The hotel will also offer a bar that serves double duty as the front desk, a café with an industrial vibe, and all-day access to a food menu.

Various meeting and event spaces will be available for guests to use at Moxy Sydney Airport, along with a fitness centre and laundry facilities.

The hotel’s site on Baxter Road is strategically located on a major thoroughfare into both the Sydney domestic and international terminals, and is only eight kilometres from the city’s CBD.

The precinct historically attracts a mix of local corporate and transient travel demand, and benefits from shopping, dining and commercial precincts in the nearby suburbs of Mascot and Alexandria.

Richard Crawford, senior director of hotel development Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott, said the latest Moxy signing is the group’s fifth for the brand across the trans-Tasman.

“The scale of this project, and its prominent location at the entrance to Sydney Airport, is set to position the hotel as an icon for the Moxy brand in Asia Pacific,” he said.

“We are thrilled to sign the agreement with this ownership group who together have the dynamism to deliver what will be a world-class example of our next-gen focused Moxy brand.”

Chris Boys, head of hotels at RF Corval, said: “We are pleased to announce our first development in the hotel space marking the beginning of our design-led, lifestyle hotels strategy.

“We are excited to partner with Marriott in delivering a flagship property for the brand and a cornerstone for the flourishing Mascot area.”

Marriott now operates 24 hotels in Australia, with more set to open in 2021, including Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands and The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Hobart.