China: Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD has opened, marking the first of six Moxy hotels to open in China within the year.
The Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD has 158 rooms and is located near transportation hubs: airport, metro lines, and high-speed rail. When arrived, guests check-in at Bar Moxy and are welcomed with a “Got Moxy” cocktail.
The hotel has a 24/7 self-service grab-and-go, including snacks, fresh juice, coffee, wine, and beer. Also, amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a 24-hour ironing room, and Play On communal spaces.
Moxy Hotels, part of Marriott International, plans to open five other properties across mainland China within the year. Moxy Shanghai Xuhui will be one, as well as locations in Nanjing, Shenzhen, and Xi’an.
Jeff Tomczek, vice president and global brand leader, distinctive select brands at Marriott International, said: “We are thrilled to continue to grow our global portfolio and introduce the energetic Moxy brand to mainland China with the opening of Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD. Shanghai is a world-renowned commercial hub and tourist destination, with appeal to experientially minded travelers. Moxy will bring its Play On spirit and unconventional hotel experience to this world-class city and expects five more Moxy Hotels to open in mainland China within the year.”
Aleen Wan, general manager of the Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD, said: “We’re thrilled to be the first Moxy hotel in mainland China in the electrified metropolitan of Shanghai, and to show this city just how invigorating and fun a hotel stay really can be. Different from anything else in this area, our spirited crew members are excited to connect with travellers in a playful way over games and cocktails in our design-driven social areas, allowing travellers to blend, work, and play – all at an approachable price point.”
Henry Lee, president of Greater China, Marriott International, said: “The opening marks the entry of Marriott Bonvoy’s 24th brand into mainland China – a testament to our focus on bringing a diversified portfolio for different types of travelers to China. We currently operate more than 50 hotels in Shanghai and look forward to expanding our portfolio further across China in order to offer distinctive and personalised experiences for travelers.”
Moxy Hotels has over 70 properties, spread across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.