Bethesda, MD – February [1], 2016 – Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s edgy new lifestyle brand, is shaking up traditional hospitality and making its mark in the U.S. with Moxy New Orleans, LA, and Moxy Tempe, AZ, both set to open in Spring 2016. Moxy Hotels cheekily reinvents the select service hotel experience to fully embrace today’s millennial traveler and to show the world what “moxie” really means. These two new hotels will offer the style and soul of a boutique hotel that is surprisingly affordable.

“We are excited to debut Moxy Hotels in the U.S., beginning with New Orleans and Tempe, as we believe that the aura of each city completely embodies the essence Moxy – fun, edgy, and social, all with a youthful spirit,” said Vicki Poulos, global brand director, Moxy Hotels.

Hotel features will include smart and stylish tech-enabled rooms with keyless entry, motion sensor lighting and abundant power and USB outlets; 24/7 self-service eats; a quiet zone to plug in and tune out; and furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity. Moxy Hotels mixes bold design and affordable style that is centered on communal engagement with a buzzy atmosphere. The design aesthetic will embody the ethos of the brand and the personality of the local areas.

Moxy New Orleans, located steps away from the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans, will welcome guests with its style, design and attitude. Developed and owned by Noble Investment Group, the contemporary 108-room hotel is scheduled to be unveiled in March 2016.

Moxy Tempe, opening in the Phoenix-metro ‘hipsterhood’ known for its crazy college parties, underground art, and epic nightlife, will welcome guests with its locally-inspired contemporary design, affordable style and buzzing social scene. Launched by Newport Beach-based Twenty

To help introduce New Orleans to the Moxy way of life, the hotel welcomes locals and

travelers to join Moxy’s upcoming buzz worthy get-togethers, which are designed to get the blood pumping. Pre-opening happenings will include an exclusive invite-only sleepover. The official grand opening events will include: a traditional New Orleans freak show, a mix off with

dueling DJs, local beer tasting and a Karaoke party.

Four Seven Hotels, Moxy Tempe will debut in February and will be the first Moxy Hotel to open in the United States. With 186 industrial chic, yet comfortable, bedrooms and an abundance of free-flowing indoor/outdoor space enabled by modern roll-up garage doors off the lobby, Moxy Tempe is the ultimate destination for the millennial traveler and the more mature guest who is still young-at-heart. Old school record players, vinyl album sets and acoustic guitars will bump music in Moxy King Studios and custom Moxy city cruiser bikes will zip guests around town, but first, let them take a selfie in the photo booth hotel elevators complete with props. The hotel’s lively pool scene and state-of-the-art fitness center will ensure guests will want to ‘brb’ upon checkout. Moxy Tempe will introduce travelers and locals alike to the Moxy lifestyle with a public grand opening event in April 2016.

Moxy Hotels, which first launched in Milan in September 2014, is entering the U.S. market in a bold way, with several identified projects slated for major metropolitan locations in addition to New Orleans and Tempe, including New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Nashville. Upcoming international openings include Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Oslo, Aberdeen, and London. The brand expects to offer a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels around the world within the next ten years.

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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 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 thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit

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About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands: Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 85countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website, and for the latest company news, visit

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