An application has been submitted for a new seven-storey Moxy hotel in St Paul’s, Bristol, in a bid to ‘diversify’ the city’s hotel accommodation.
The plans for a 214-bedroom ‘stepped’ hotel building in Newfoundland Circus, close to Cabot Circus, have been put to councillors by Dutch company Vastint Hospitality – an international hotel developer.
If given the go ahead, a new Moxy would be created, the three-star hotel brand from Marriott that targets Millennials.
A planning application for a new hotel on the site was approved in 2011 but was never built and now Vastint Hospitality and looking to capitalise on this.
The Newfoundland Circus application says: “Moxy provides an opportunity to diversify the city centre’s hotel offering through the provision of small scale, boutique hotels or high quality hotels.
“Moxy’s focus is on the millennial traveller, who understands that style can be delivered at attractive prices.”
The building would be made up of modular units and ten of the 214 rooms will be ‘deluxe’ rooms.
Nearby, Grade-I listed Portland Square is currently being transformed into the Artist Residence boutique hotel.