Marriott Opens Newest Moxy Hotel in Washington D.C.
Property includes lobby lounge, 24-hour market, and soon-to-open rooftop bar/restaurant.
Moxy D.C. is now open in the city's downtown, and according to Marriott, the new hotel embraces a different approach to hospitality, targeting the "fun hunter" who is looking for a bit of a different experience than one would receive at a traditional hotel in the District.
Looking to entice guests out of their rooms and see the lobby as an extension of their temporary space, the lobby and bar become one at Moxy D.C. as guests not only check in at Bar Moxy--and are welcomed with a signature cocktail--but bartenders serve as front desk staff and concierges who are able to give recommendations about the best restaurants and happenings around the District.
The property includes a soon-to-open (spring 2019) glass-enclosed rooftop bar/restaurant (the city's first), created by Baltimore-based Atlas Restaurant Group. Food and beverage are currently available in the lobby at Bar Moxy, which is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. In addition to drink specials, happy hour features signature naan flatbreads, and entertainment ranging from local DJs to acupuncture in the lobby. Moxy D.C. also offers the brand’s signature 24/7 grab-and-go concept, whether it's a quick bite with Moxy’s self-serve pick-ups, or a four-pack of local craft beers, guests will have all they need for a night on the town or an in-room nightcap. The lobby also serves as a community space for locals, as its open front garage doors give way to board games, a mechanical horse you can actually ride, live music, and work spaces.
Partially built within a historic building dating back to 1870, the former home to a Civil War Union General, Moxy D.C. is a hotel that embraces the city’s past with an eye to the future. The hotel’s interior design, led by Dash Design, is industrial chic; where style meets function throughout the 200-room, 14-story hotel situated on 1011 K Street NW in downtown D.C. Polished concrete floors, exposed concrete columns, and open ceilings give way to a vibrant art-filled lobby, featuring original work by local D.C. artist Michael Crossett and a video art installation by international artist Rahul Jhad, winner of the hotel’s #BlankCanvas campaign competition.
The communal areas feature ample plug-ins for personal devices, a library zone to enjoy a quiet read, and the Moxy Digital Guestbook for streaming videos and pictures via Instagram.
“We’re thrilled to open Moxy in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C as a fun, spirited hotel with a bold approach to hospitality,” says Moxy D.C. Captain, Mark Namdar. “Our doors are open to the young and the young at heart, and to those who seek adventure – from our programming to our music to art to cocktails and everything in between, Moxy does things differently. We look forward to welcoming both the travel and local community to show them all that Moxy D.C. has to offer.”
Bedrooms feature mobile check-in and check-out; keyless entry; motion sensor lighting; internet TV, abundant power and USB outlets; and free Wi-Fi for connectivity.
"Moxy colors outside the lines when it comes to the traditional hospitality experience and, working hand-in-hand with Douglas Development, we are set to disrupt the Washington D.C. hotel scene with the opening of Moxy D.C.," said Vicki Poulos, Senior Global Brand Director, Moxy Hotels. "The combination of best-in-class in design, culture and food & beverage, as well as a killer price point, will no doubt deliver the fun and playful hotel experience guests have come to expect from Moxy Hotels, while reflecting the unique spirit of the nation’s capital."