White Lodging and Friedman Properties to bring the first Moxy Hotel to midwest

Marriott International's lifestyle brand to debut in the windy city in spring 2018

Moxy Hotels will debut its first property in Chicago, IL—and the first in the Midwest—in Spring 2018. White Lodging will operate the Moxy Chicago Downtown, which it is developing in the River North area in partnership with Friedman Properties.

The hotel’s 156 bedrooms will be comfortable, and tech savvy with plush platform beds, peg walls instead of closets for flexibility, motion sensor lighting, 49-inch LED TVs, abundant power and USB outlets, along with free Wi-Fi.

Since today's traveler spends more time in public spaces to work and play, Moxy's communal public spaces include pick-up bites in the lobby and game tables, to an interactive digital Guestbook streaming the #atthemoxy Instagram feed.

The bar in the lobby will be the hub of the hotel, serving as the "front desk" where guests check in, receive their room key and sip a complimentary 'Got Moxy' signature cocktail. The lobby bar will also be the place guests fill up on spirits, food, and fun. It will be an urban coffeehouse by day featuring locally sourced branded premium coffee. By night, it will be a game and entertainment space with a fully stocked craft cocktail bar emphasizing tequila, whiskey and beer. In addition, guests can order from the food truck-inspired inside-outside counter and lounge in the lobby, while pedestrians walking by the building can stop at the inside-outside walk up window and order a quick bite to go.

The Moxy Chicago Downtown

The Moxy Chicago Downtown is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2018 in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

"From photo booth elevators, communal ironing rooms to dial-up bedtime stories, every part of Moxy is a backlash to hotel clichés and conventions," said Vicki Poulos, senior global brand director, Moxy Hotels.

Moxy Hotels first launched in Milan in September 2014. Moxy currently operates 15 hotels in locations that include Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, New Orleans, Oslo, Tempe, Vienna, and Times Square in New York City. The brand is also opening hotels in Japan, Seattle, Denver and London, among others. In 2018, Moxy is expected to open in Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Berlin, and Venice.

For more information, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.

Source: White Lodging/PRNewswire