Bethesda, Md. -- Moxy Hotels, Marriott International's bold new experiential brand, has been named a finalist in the Branded Environments category of Fast Company's prestigious 2016 Innovation by Design Awards. The 5th Annual competition honors the industry's best work, highlighting the most innovative design solutions to today's business problems. This year's judging panel, comprised of the world's best design minds, selected the finalists from more than 1,700 international submissions, from 41 different countries, across 11 categories – the most ever.
Moxy Hotels, along with other finalists and winners, will be highlighted in Fast Company's October print issue – the annual Design Issue – which hits newsstands September 20.
Moxy Hotels, which is amongst honorees such as Facebook and Target, is a fresh and innovative brand that combines stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. Moxy Hotels fully embraces today's fun-hunting traveler with smartly designed tech-enabled rooms featuring motion sensor lighting; internet TV in-room featuring Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora and Crackle; selfie photo booth elevators; Moxy Digital Guestbook; abundant power and USB outlets; furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity; and Moxy 'B&F' (beverage & food) strategy that offers 24/7 self-service to give guests access to what they want, when they want it.
"Moxy's ambition is to shake up the traditional economy segment," said Vicki Poulos, Global Brand Director, Moxy Hotels. "Affordability shouldn't be a sacrifice of style, comfort or a good time. Design plays an integral role in offering Moxy's guests, fun hunters, a communal environment that feels like home but with a bartender."
Moxy Hotels first launched in Milan in September 2014. Moxy Tempe and Moxy Munich Airport opened in March 2016, followed by Moxy New Orleans in May 2016 and Moxy Frankfurt Eschborn in August 2016. The brand is entering the market in a bold way, with several additional identified projects slated for major metropolitan locations including New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Berlin, Oslo and London.
To learn more about Moxy Hotels, please visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
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About Marriott International
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