Australia’s first Moxy Hotel opens in Sydney
Marriott International has opened the 301-room Moxy Sydney Airport in Mascot today, intending to shake up the airport hotel scene.
“Mascot, with its rich transit and industrial history, has been the birthplace of various transformative moments in Sydney’s history, so it’s the perfect location to launch Moxy’s first hotel in Australia,” said the new hotel’s general manager, Michelle Scott.
“We are raising the bar in the airport hotel scene, with an innovative and dynamic hotel in an airport precinct where guests will have everything they want and nothing they don’t.”
The hotel offers nods to Mascot’s industrial past with a warehouse feel lobby, in which guests are greeted with the hotel’s signature cocktail “Get Moxy” alongside a range of retro furniture and a 1970s phone booth.
The property also draws on local artisan producers, featuring Roseberry’s Archie Rose gin in its Bar Moxy and Marrickville’s Double Roasters coffee in its milkbar-inspired café Little Baxter.
The hotel also features a six meeting spaces for small groups, with the largest space able to accommodate 50 in theatre, while a boardroom can host 24 for a banquet setup and the outdoor Moxy Terrace offering space for 30 for cocktails.
“We have been fiercely focused on introducing new lifestyle brands to Australia that will appeal to the changing needs of modern travellers,” said Sean Hunt, Marriott International’s area vice president for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
“The debut of Moxy’s disruptive hotel experience at Sydney Airport does just that, ringing in an exciting new era for Marriott International in the country.”
Peppers to land in Manly Beach
Accor will open Peppers Manly Beach on August 25, offering 42 studios, apartments and suites.
The property – formerly the North Tower of The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach – also features two swimming pools and two conference spaces – the Beachside Rooms and the Courtyard Rooms, which can each accommodate 35 attendees in theatre.
“This stunning property marks a significant milestone for Accor Pacific, as we continue to deliver exceptional experiences,” said Accor Pacific’s CEO Sarah Derry.
“Peppers Manly Beach showcases the perfect blend of coastal charm, exquisite design, and unparalleled service. We invite guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of Manly and create unforgettable memories in this breath-taking destination.”
Overlooking Manly Beach, Peppers Manly Beach is only 500m from another Accor property, Manly Pacific which has ample conference space and has itself recently undergone a major refurbishment.