Moxy Hotels Invites Osaka to play on with signing of second property
Marriott International’s playful, spirited and design-driven brand to increase presence in Osaka
Marriott International has announced the signing of Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda, the second addition to the playful Moxy Hotels brand in Osaka. Owned by Sekisui House, the property is expected to open in autumn 2020 which will mark the third Moxy property in Japan.
The Moxy brand is designed for a new generation of socially-extroverted, curious and energetic global “Fun Hunters”.
“With its unique concept and stylish design, we are excited to add Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda to our portfolio of existing Marriott International properties in the region,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer Asia Pacific, Marriott International.
“We are especially thrilled to be working once again with Sekisui House who trusts us to operate its seventh Marriott International hotel.”
Located in the Umeda district, one of two main city centres in Osaka, Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda is located five minutes from Fukushima Station and is close to attractions and shopping destinations such as Umeda Sky Building, Grand Front Osaka and the HEP Five landmark. Corporate headquarters and restaurants and bars are also within walking distance, making the location ideal for business and leisure guests to work hard and play hard.
Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda will consist of 14-floors, housing 288 chic and cozy bedrooms. The communal areas are at the heart of the Moxy experience, and for refreshments throughout the day, 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. Bar Moxy serves as a multi-space zone where guests check-in and out, work and socialise over Moxy’s signature cocktails, beer and wine in the evening; and fresh coffee in the day.
Travelers that need to catch up with work or contact home can use the communal work tables and private corners in the quieter Library Zone or the Plug-in Area. For those who want to keep up with their workout, the 24/7 gym lets them do just that.
“We are excited to add a buzzing Moxy property to our hotel portfolio and continue to strengthen our relationship with Marriott International,” said Yoshihiro Nakai, President & Representative Director, Sekisui House.
“The Moxy brand attracts free-spirited, social travellers, providing a playful experience at an affordable price point, and that is exactly what Osaka needs more of.”
“We are delighted to have entered this joint venture with Sekisui House and are pleased to be able to present the fresh and vibrant Moxy brand at our property. Our first foray into the Japan market, this is a unique opportunity for us to realise our long term aspiration for Japan and a good start in growing our hospitality platform here” adds Jonathan Ng, Executive Director of Far East Organization.
The signing of Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda will mark the third Moxy hotel, following the recent opening of Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and Moxy Osaka Honmachi. The 205-room Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho hotel is located in the urban Kinshicho district, close to some of the city’s coolest districts of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ginza. Located near the Honmachi station in Osaka, Moxy Osaka Honmachi features 155 rooms and is a perfect playground for fun-seeking explorers in Osaka.
“Moxy is a vibrant and stylish hotel for guests seeking new experiences; and all at a killer price point,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing, Marriott International Asia Pacific.
“We are thrilled to build upon the recent successful openings of Moxy in Indonesia and Japan with this signing.”