Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand has arrived at the NEC in Birmingham, marking the ninth Moxy hotel in the UK. The 224-guestroom hotel is located within walking distance of the world-famous NEC and Resorts World Arena, one of the UK’s biggest concert venues, perfect for Moxy’s fun, social guests who want to continue the party after an event.
In true Moxy style, the hotel boasts buzzing social spaces, affordable guestrooms and a central bar that doubles as check-in, where guests can cheers with a complimentary Moxy cocktail on arrival. Décor pays homage to the neighbouring concert venue, as guests are welcomed by a sound wave ceiling installation created with transparent material and light, as well as graffiti and guitars displayed across the walls.
John Licence, Vice President Premium and Select Brands, Marriott International Europe said “We’re delighted to be opening Moxy Birmingham NEC Hotel, next to one of the UK’s leading music hubs, a location perfectly fitting for our fun, social guests. With over 35 properties in Europe and more than 20 slated to open across the continent in 2020, we’re excited to bring Moxy’s energy to new destinations across Europe.”
Belvar, the management group operating Moxy Birmingham NEC Hotel, continue to expand their footprint. Currently operating 18 Moxy hotels, Belvar opened its first Moxy in Aberdeen in 2016 and have opened nine UK hotels in the last three years. Mads Jacobsen, CEO at Belvar commented; “We like to surprise travellers with the unexpected, with each property we operate having its own personality and vibe. We’re very proud to be operating another Moxy hotel and we look forward to welcoming guests who want to carry on the party.”
Gary Masters, NEC Campus General Manager added: “With around 6.5 million visitors attending events every year at the NEC, Resorts World Arena and visiting Resorts World Birmingham, this is a fantastic addition to the leisure and entertainment offering on the NEC Campus. Opening right on the doorstep of our venues, the hotel will provide even more opportunities for customers to stay in the heart of this 24/7 destination.”
The bar, which doubles as check-in, creates a space to drink, eat, socialise and play, whilst the lobby offers plenty of co-working spaces and furiously fast free Wi-Fi. The hotel also includes two meeting rooms and a well-equipped gym. Guests are also welcome to take their four-legged canine friends to stay overnight in certain rooms.
The 224 bedrooms offer four styles including 123 Moxy Sleepers, 27 twin rooms, 60 Moxyfied Peak Sleepers and 14 Family Rooms. All bathrooms offer Muk toiletries.
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Moxy’s 24/7 B&F (Beverage & Food), smart and fun self-service concept gives guests access to what they want, whenever they want it. Guests can enjoy fresh flatbreads and folds, paninis and a range of healthy alternatives from salad to antipasti. A variety of cocktails, craft beers and speciality wines, as well as fresh juices and a coffee bar is also offered.
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Moxy guests who are members of the award-winning Marriott Bonvoy Rewards loyalty programme will get exclusive access to even more digital features through the Marriott Bonvoy Mobile app when they book direct. Benefits include mobile check-in and check-out, keyless entry and Mobile Requests to make their travel experience seamless. Marriott Bonvoy members will also earn points for their stay at Moxy Hotels and can redeem for hotel stays across the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of brands.
Special opening rates at the new Moxy Birmingham NEC begin at £89 per room.