White Lodging Breaks Ground on First Moxy Hotel in Texas
White Lodging today announced its third Moxy Hotel, which officially broke ground and is on schedule to shake up the traditional hospitality experience for travelers in late 2020. The 162-room Moxy Austin is located alongside the University of Texas at Austin campus at the intersection of Guadalupe and West 26th streets, and will feature stylish, locally inspired design at an affordable price point.
With thoughtful, tech-enabled bedrooms, interactive gathering spaces and approachable service, Moxy boldly reinvents the traditional hotel stay and aims to surprise travelers with a playful, spirited and fun guest experience. Designed for the young and the young at heart, Moxy gives its guests everything they want and nothing they don't, so that they save on space and can splurge on experiences. The brand's style features an industrial chic look and aesthetic of polished concrete floors, exposed concrete columns, and open ceilings.
The communal space on the ground floor of Moxy Austin hotel will serve as the hub for the hotel, giving guests exciting ways to work hard and prioritize play. The shared spaces will include White Lodging's food-truck inspired 24-hour taco concept, Zombie Taco, and pick-up bites in the lobby, game tables in the public space, and an interactive digital guestbook which streams Instagram images and videos from Moxy guests around the globe. The Moxy Austin experience will begin at Bar Moxy, which doubles as the hotel's physical check-in and will be complete with a complimentary ‘Got Moxy' cocktail upon arrival. Moxy Austin will also feature an open-air patio complete with lounge seating and fire pits.
Zombie Taco will serve tacos, healthy bowls, burritos, and other fresh, made-to-order items for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. This will be the concept's third location after opening to rave reviews and national recognition in Chicago in 2018.
"It's not easy to emulate Austin's unique vibe and free spirit culture, but Moxy Austin is designed to do just that," said Deno Yiankes, president and CEO, investments and development at White Lodging, the hotel's owner, developer and operator. "Moxy is distinctly different than what this area of Austin has to offer and we are anxious to showcase this concept to those visiting the campus district."
Moxy Austin's bedrooms will feature furiously fast and free Wi-Fi, abundant and well-placed power and USB outlets, 49-inch wall-mounted TVs, motion-sensor lighting, platform beds and peg-walls - a signature Moxy Hotels brand feature - for ultimate flexibility.
White Lodging currently operates Moxy Chicago, which earned Marriott's Opening of the Year award for 2018, and is in the process of opening Moxy Louisville Downtown this fall.