Marriott International has put down a shiny new footprint for its experiential Moxy Hotels brand in the U.K. with the opening of the Moxy Aberdeen Airport in the historic Scottish port city — vanguard of a string of planned openings to include the Moxy London Excel, the Moxy London Stratford, and the Moxy London Heathrow.
Aberdeen is known for its bustling harbor and “Granite Mile” for retail shopping, but also has a lively nightlife scene and a large student population. “Moxy’s newest outpost in the urban city of Aberdeen will embody the brand’s contemporary and playful design in a tech enabled environment – a dynamic setting for the first Moxy Hotel in the United Kingdom,” says Vicki Poulos, global brand director for Moxy Hotels. “As an established hub for business with a growing tourism industry, we look forward to introducing this experiential and affordable brand to fun-hunter travelers.”
The 200 guest rooms in the Moxy Aberdeen — ranging from standard to family size — hew to a clean and uncluttered design aesthetic, equipped with 42-inch LCD TVs, free wifi, sound-reducing walls, and an abundance of USB ports for tech-tethered guests. The minimalist styling is offset in part by unique, floor-to-ceiling artwork on display in each room.
Public spaces are designed for communal work and play, including a game room, bar and self-service dining, library, a selfie booth, and the signature “Living Room” for meeting friends, catching up on email, spontaneous gatherings, and artistic performances.
The hotel is a short walk from the Aberdeen International Airport terminal and 20 minutes by car from the city center. Opening rates start at £59 per night (around $75). The Moxy brand launched in Milan, Italy in 2014 and has since expanded to New Orleans, Tempe, AZ, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt, Germany. Locations in Oslo and Vienna will open in 2017, and more Moxys are planned for New York City, San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle, and Chicago.