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Moxy Hotels, the experiential hotel brand part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has today opened the 200-room Moxy Plymouth, marking the second Moxy in the south-west of England, located within the new multi-million regeneration area at Millbay.

The first global lifestyle brand to open in the sea-faring city since 2016, Moxy Plymouth forms part of Millbay, the vibrant new waterfront quarter, within the historic docks. Located close to the city centre, the new hotel is also within walking distance of the Theatre Royal, Royal William Yard, Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth Sound and The Hoe as well as a whole host of independent restaurants, bars and shops.

The new property’s inventive design takes inspiration from the historic docks, built by the world-renowned Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1844. On arrival guests are welcomed in a nautically themed lobby inspired by the rich maritime history beyond, where the bar doubles as check-in with a complimentary Moxy signature cocktail or mocktail on arrival. Murals adorn the walls depicting local landmark Smeaton’s Tower as well as ships and fishing scenes.  Lighting using fishing nets and a star constellation on the ceiling complements the dark blue and muted neutral tones.

James Gardiner will be leading the team as Captain (Hotel Manager): “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be opening the first Marriott International property in Plymouth and to introduce the Moxy spirit to Devon.” said Gardiner. “We’ve built an incredible team to work in the hotel who come with a wealth of experience and talent. We’ve already started connecting with the local community and are excited to be the headline sponsor for this year’s British Firework Championships that will be held at Plymouth Hoe in mid-August. The annual event draws crowds of over 100,000 people where pyrotechnic companies will compete over two days.”

Guestrooms are thoughtfully mapped out to maximise on storage, alongside leather headboards, walk-in showers and a smart-work area. A 24-hour gym is available to guests looking to work out with the latest equipment.  An all-day snack menu keeps guests fuelled and the bar serves range of hand-crafted cocktails, wines and spirits including a selection of local gins and beers.

As with all Moxy hotels, the hotel is dog-friendly for those looking to take their pooch with them.  Parking is also available onsite.

Wayne Androliakos, Regional Director for UK Operations for Hotel Co 51 who manage the property said; “We’re extremely proud to be part of the Millbay regeneration project. Our partners Vastint were one of the first major investors to put make their mark by building a hotel here and together we could see the potential that the site would bring. It’s a fantastic opportunity to bring our playful hotel, showcasing this fantastic, growing independent quarter.”

The opening of Moxy Plymouth marks the 15th Moxy Hotel in the UK for management company Hotel Co 51. With more than 40 hotels, spanning 8 countries, it cements the company as Marriott International’s largest franchise partner for the Moxy brand in Europe and one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the UK.

Opening rates start at £99 including breakfast.

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