Moxy brand to debut in New Zealand with Queenstown signing

Marriott International is set to bring its millennial-focused Moxy Hotels brand to New Zealand in 2022.

The new build 176-room Moxy Queenstown is the third Moxy brand hotel signed in the Australasian region in the last 12 months, following the signings of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra in February, and Moxy Perth in July.

“The signing of Moxy Queenstown and the recent growth of the Moxy Hotels brand in Australia and New Zealand is reflective of what travellers want today – an accommodation experience, rather than simply a hotel room,” said Richard Crawford, senior director of hotel development, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Marriott International.

“Experience is driving travel both in New Zealand and globally, and the idea of a hotel delivering a lifestyle, an experience, a story is increasingly sought after by visitors.

“With different touches like a digital guestbook that displays guests’ and locals’ Instagram posts at the hotel in real time, check in at the bar over drinks and social spaces that feel like home for guests and locals to unwind, the Moxy brand is expected to be a launch pad for visitors to explore Queenstown, which is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most exciting cities.”

Moxy Queenstown is expected to be located adjacent to Queenstown International Airport and will open within Queenstown Central, a mixed-use development located on Grant Road, in the heart of Frankton.

The hotel will also feature 150 square metres of meeting and event space.

“It was reported in early 2019 that the city welcomed approximately three million visitors last year, and this is only expected to grow thanks to additional government funding secured by Destination Queenstown to further its tourism offering,” said Sean Hunt, area vice president, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Marriott International.

“We’re pleased to partner with Queenstown Central Limited to bring the Moxy brand to Queenstown and bolster the city’s hotel landscape during this exciting period of growth.”