Moxy Hotels Continues Expansion in Asia Pacific With Debut of First Hotel in Taiwan

USA, Bethesda, Maryland. December 01, 2020

Marriott International announced the opening of its first Moxy Hotel in Taiwan, shaking up the city's hospitality scene with its playful spirit. The experiential and next gen-focused Moxy Taichung is located near many of the city's attractions, including the colorfully quirky Rainbow Village, Zhongshe Flower Market, as well as the street food paradise of Yizhong Street Night Market - all must-visit destinations for the young and young-at-heart.

"We are excited to see the arrival of the Moxy brand in Taiwan with the opening of Moxy Taichung," said Henry Lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. "This opening marks the sixth Moxy Hotel to open in Asia Pacific and further underscores Marriott International's commitment to continue growing its lifestyle portfolio across the region, and to cater to the next-generation of travelers with tailored experiences in a well-designed space that is surprisingly affordable."

Moxy Taichung features 262 bedrooms that are cleverly designed to maximize space and allow guests the flexibility to adapt the room to their needs. Each room is equipped with the latest technology featuring a 55-inch flat screen television, high quality sound system, furiously fast and free Wi-Fi, ample USB power outlets, motion-activated LED guidelights below the bed, and a backlighted glass panel to add ambiance. Useful add-ons include a 24-hour ironing room for self-service ironing, thoughtfully provisioned with still and sparkling water for guests to look and feel at their sharpest.

The hotel also features several of the brand's signature playful touches, kicking the experience off with check-in at Bar Moxy where guests are greeted with a complimentary "Got Moxy" cocktail. The bar also doubles up as a communal hub for dining, drinks, and social gatherings. At sunset, the chic rooftop bar XOXO is buzzing with energy, and is the place to be for light bites, decadent drinks, and curated cocktails. Guests can also re-energize at the hotel's 24-hour fitness centre decked out with cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and other equipment including SYNRGY and TRX. In addition, a tech-enabled meeting room is also available for any team brainstorming sessions in the hotel.

"Across the Asia Pacific region and the world, the strong growth of our playful Moxy brand is proof that its brand philosophy resonates with millennial and next-gen guests, who seek a hotel stay at an affordable price point, saving on space and splurging on experiences," said Jennie Toh, Vice President, Brand, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. "We are excited to be bringing the Moxy brand to Taiwan with the opening of Moxy Taichung, and to welcome travelers to the Moxy experience in this dynamic, future-forward city."

Located a short distance from the nearest subway station and 13 minutes from the Taiwan High Speed Rail Taichung Station, the new Moxy Taichung places travelers with convenient access to the various areas of Taiwan. The Taichung International Airport is located approximately 24 kilometers away from the hotel, making it easily accessible from other regional and international destinations. Taichung is Taiwan's second largest city, home to its lively cultural, arts, entertainment, and lifestyle scenes. In addition to its many museums, theaters, parks and temples, Taichung's Chun Shui Tang teahouse is said to be the original birthplace of bubble tea. The city is also home to many of Taiwan's high-tech manufacturing facilities, particularly in the semiconductor and transport industries. The Taichung World Trade Center is a popular venue for many international industrial conventions and trade shows every year.

"Taichung is a vibrant and energetic city that celebrates openness and originality, which also happens to be the attitude for all Moxy Hotels worldwide," said Pascal Hsiao, Captain, Moxy Taichung. "We look forward to welcoming adventure-seeking travelers to experience our lively communal spaces, and spirited beverage and food programming."

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