First Moxy from Marriott set for Aberdeen

21 March 2014 by
First Moxy from Marriott set for Aberdeen

Planning permission for the 200-bedroom Moxy within the ABZ Business Park next to Aberdeen Airport is to be submitted by ABZ Development and IKEA Property Division's Inter Hospitality Holding to Aberdeen City Council by mid-May.

ABZ also has plans to develop Moxy hotels in London's Stratford and Royal Docks.

The Moxy Hotel will be the third hotel located at the ABZ Business Park. Dominvs Group, which recently acquired a plot from ABZ at the park, is currently seeking changes to the existing planning permission for a 140-bedroom four-star and a 130-bedroom three-star offering under the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands.

Work on the £15m Moxy hotel, which has a strong focus on technology, will begin as soon as planning permission is granted, with completion expected by early 2016.

Paul Stevenson, development director of ABZ, said that the arrival of Moxy in Aberdeen is good news for the city.

"Aberdeen suffers from a well-documented imbalance of hotel beds available for the thousands of international visitors who do business in our city. The prospect of hosting a Moxy hotel on our ABZ Business Park is tremendous news and not only goes some way to addressing the beds deficit but adds a distinctive new dimension to Aberdeen's hotel offering.

"The Moxy brand is aimed at younger, value-conscious but technologically astute travellers and we are delighted Marriott and Inter Hospitality have chosen to locate one of the first UK hotels in Aberdeen."

Marriott intends to open 150 franchised Moxy hotels in Europe over the next 10 years, with the first properties launching in Milan, Berlin and Frankfurt. In the UK the brand will compete with Premier Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Ibis and Citizen M.

Marriott International open 150 new hotels under Moxy brand >>

Dominvs Hospitality buys £30m Aberdeen hotel site >>

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