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South Yarra Will Soon Be Home to Australia's First Moxy Hotel

The youth-focused hotel by Marriott International will have 180 suites, a rooftop bar and "furiously fast, free wifi".
By Libby Curran
February 20, 2019
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South Yarra Will Soon Be Home to Australia's First Moxy Hotel

The youth-focused hotel by Marriott International will have 180 suites, a rooftop bar and "furiously fast, free wifi".
By Libby Curran
February 20, 2019
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Moxy Hotel is the playful, experience-focused offshoot brand of Marriott International. And it's about to make its debut in Australia — in Melbourne's South Yarra. Boasting 180 rooms, with a bold contemporary design by Australian architectural firm Rothelowman, the new venture will make its home on Claremont Street, putting guests just a short stroll from the buzzing strip of Chapel Street.

The local edition, slated to be up and running by July 2021, joins a collection of 30 Moxy Hotels now open across Asia, North America and Europe. Living up to Moxy's youthful image, the Melbourne hotel will apparently be geared towards a new generation of social travellers who wants a little bit more from their accomodation than simply a place to crash.

While it'll have a fairly affordable price tag, you can expect a strong focus on social spaces and lots of work extras for those wanting to stay connected on the move. Think plenty of plug-ins for all your devices, a self-service grab-and-go food and drink offering that's available 24/7, and what Moxy describes as "furiously fast, free wi-fi".

The venue will feature high-tech suites, a bar and lounge, and its own onsite co-working space, a fully equipped gym, as well as a rooftop bar with views across the city. While the renders show what looks to be a metallic pink Jeff Koons Balloon Dog sculpture in the foyer, there's no word yet on whether this will be making its way into the hotel IRL. We'll update you as soon as we know more.

Moxy Melbourne is expected to open at 30-32 Claremont Street, South Yarra, in July 2021.

Published on February 20, 2019 by Libby Curran

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