Plans revealed for Moxy Hotel York


Marriott is planning to create a new 120-bedroom Moxy Hotel in York, which would add to the international hotel group’s budget boutique brand’s portfolio.

A site located in the Hungate area of York has been sold to Vastint Hospitality who is now seeking to develop a 120-bedroom, purpose built Moxy Hotel on site.

The project, which would be housed next to a new £19m office development, will be designed to ‘shake up’ the sector in York, bringing a ‘fresh attitude’ and ‘modern flair’ to the area.

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Shaun Skidmore, senior director at CBRE, the company behind the sale, comments: “A Moxy hotel would be a superb and unique addition to the York hotel scene, offering a fresh and contemporary experience for the younger end of the market. We are pleased to have concluded this deal and look forward to following the site’s progress.”

The three-star tier Moxy brand is targeted at social and millennial travellers, with buzzy lobbies, tech-savvy guest rooms and 24-hour bars.

Since its arrival onto the market in 2013, the portfolio currently consists of one property in Milan, with further projects set to open in both the US and UK within the next two years.