Moxy opens its doors in Japan

Moxy opens its doors in Japan

Tokyo, Japan – Spirited, confident and cheeky – Marriott International today announced the openings of two fresh new additions to its playful Moxy Hotels brand: Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi. True to its name, the Moxy brand is designed for a new generation of socially extroverted, curious and energetic global “Fun Hunters”.

Moxy Logo

Owned by Tokyo-based Pacifica Capital K.K., the 205-room Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho features the brand’s industrial-chic DNA with stylish exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and fun collaborative spaces. The hotel is located in the urban Kinshicho district, close to some of the city’s coolest tourist attractions such as the Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Dome and the historic Asakusa Sensoji Temple, so exploring the city is easy. Kinshicho station is only a five-minute walk away, making access a breeze from Narita and Haneda international airports.

“Today’s consumer is less desirous of a cookie cutter experience and in fact wants to discover something new, take in the city, the food, the local scene, whether he/she is there for a day or a week,” says Hisashi Oinuma, Captain, Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho.

Moxy Osaka Honmachi

In Osaka, Moxy Osaka Honmachi is owned by EGW Asset Management Inc., and is located just steps away from Honmachi Station, one of Osaka‘s main train stations. This 155-room Moxy is the perfect playground for modern urban explorers in Osaka. The hotel is located within easy distance of Osaka Castle, the food and nightlife of the Shinsaibashi quarter and the amazing shopping of Namba district.

Moxy is specifically designed for this new generation of travelers – we call them Fun Hunters – who are looking for a hotel environment that allows them to have an experience on their terms,” says Shigeki Nakagawa, Captain, Moxy Osaka Honmachi. “They want a hotel that is wired to their specific needs, a place to stay that is affordable, fun, and awesome”.

Moxy is a fun, vibrant and stylish hotel designed to give guests everything they want and nothing they don’t, at an affordable price. No boring front desks here: guests can access their bedrooms via keyless entry with the Marriott Mobile App or check in with a crew member at the bar, where they will be greeted with a complimentary ‘Got Moxy’ cocktail upon arrival.

Say hello to fellow travellers in Moxy’s living rooms designed as highly-social communal areas, complete with foosball tables and board games. The Moxy Digital Guestbook is the source for everything that’s going on, who’s around in town, as well as a social media wall for guests to post their own #AttheMoxy Instas. At the Moxy, lifts double as selfie-friendly photo booths with locally inspired props for inspiration.

Moxy’s NOW + WOW communal spaces will come alive with thoughtfully crafted happenings designed by the hotels’ crew to cater to travelers and locals who like to hang-out with their friends and meet new ones, without having to empty their pockets. At Moxy Osaka Honmachi and Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho, these events will take the form of jam sessions, tarot card readings, classic film screenings, beer pong competitions, scavenger hunts, trivia nights, high-intensity workouts and more.

Bedrooms are minimalist yet multifunctional, with folding workspace desks and chairs, flat screen TVs, USB ports, motion sensor lighting, walk-in rain showers and furiously fast and free WiFi. The hotels’ 24/7 self-service grab-and-go concept, called Moxy Pickups, has cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt and noodles at breakfast, and soups, wraps and salads for lunch and dinner. Fresh coffee is available in the lobby, along with soft drinks, bottled juices, sodas, wine and beer.

Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho – Lounge

The bar serves up Moxy’s signature cocktails and naans with savoury or sweet fillings: bacon, teriyaki chicken, pepperoni and jack, eggplant, cream cheese, nutella, strawberries and marshmallows. And, in Moxy hotels in Asia, guests can ‘pimp their noodles’ with a selection of instant noodles and condiment stations to customise their own flavours.

“We threw out the rule book for conventional hotel models to create Moxy’s Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi,” says Mike Fulkerson, vice president, Brand & Marketing, Marriott International. “These two new brand additions will continue to show the world what “moxie” really means and encourage our guests to play on.”

To learn more about Moxy Hotels, please visit www.MoxyHotels.com.

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